So there I am, excited by the Kings finally winning the Stanley Cup, when I change channels to watch "Monday Night Raw." And my night got even better, as the chairman of the board, Vincent Kennedy McMahon, opened the show.
You see, one of the things that made the WWE great back in the old Attitude days was its unpredictable nature. The show was (and still is) live, and with characters like the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mankind and DX, you never really knew what was going to happen next.
That is what has been missing the last couple of years: that unpredictable feeling. The show often comes across as overly scripted nowadays, with guys standing around reciting lines to each other, patiently waiting for the other person to stop so they can begin talking. In fact, a big problem with many WWE superstars now is that they don't even seem to be listening to what the other person in the ring is saying to them. There is no sign of reaction at all. They are just waiting to say their lines.
McMahon gets it though. He reacts facially to what others are saying. He even interrupts other people while they are talking. Sure, he has a lot more leeway to do what he wants since he owns the place, but the rest of the crew would be wise to pay attention.