The World Wrestling Entertainment product is not what it used to be.It used to be entertaining. It used to be edgy. The storylines used to be good. Now it is nothing more than a violent kiddie show. Here is why the WWE is not the same anymore.
1) The midcard belts mean nothing now - Both the United States and Intercontinental Championships mean nothing now. The United States Title was prestigious belt held by the likes of Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Curt Hennig, Scott Hall, Harley Race, Ricky Steamboat, Sergeant Slaughter and Sting. The Intercontinental Championship on the other hand served as the stepping stone to the WWE championship back then. Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Triple H and The Rock became world champions a short time after being Intercontinental Champions.
2) The tag team division is dead - The tag team division used to be flourishing with legendary tag teams such as Demolition, The Hart Foundation, The British Bulldogs and The Steiner Brothers. Teams back then had the same ring gear, came out to the same music and were together for extended peiods of time. Now random singles wrestlers are put together for no reason and form tag teams. Examples are Miz and Big Show, Chris Jericho and Big Show and Batista and Rey Mysterio.
3) Stinking storylines - Gone are the edgy storylines such as the Austin-McMahon feud, the Invasion Storyline and the McMahon-Helmsley era. The storylines of recent years such as Hornswoggle being Vince McMahon's son and Santino Marella becoming Ms. Wrestlemania are absolute garbage.
4) Where is the wrestling? - The shows now are heavy on promos and segments and there is not much wrestling anymore. Most of the divas can't wrestle. The matches are too short even on Pay per view events. Evidence of this is the recent Over the Limit PPV where the World Heavyweight championship match between Jack Swagger and Big Show was just a five minute match ending in a disqualification.