2019 has been rough for the WWE in more ways than one up to this point, with ratings declining, superstars looking to leave for AEW and fans and pundits heavily criticizing the many questionable booking decisions.
The creative team has been under the microscope during a difficult phase for the WWE, and for all the bad reasons. Dean Ambrose turned down a new contract and signed with AEW, where he now performs as Jon Moxley.
The former Shield member has wasted no time ripping the WWE creative team once he signed up with AEW, saying their "creative way sucks." Worse yet, it was later reported that many WWE superstars actually agreed with Moxley's rant against the company.
Well, it sounds like WWE is finally willing to listen to other superstars as they desperately try to fix their lackluster product. According to Fightful Select (h/t Ringside News), WWE is persuading its superstars to propose "ambitious" ideas to the creative team.
This is certainly a promising sign for superstars and its fans. Just a month ago, Wade Keller of PW Torch reported that Vince McMahon was rejecting ideas from just about everybody backstage. This included his daughter Stephanie McMahon and son-in-law Triple H.
But now, it seems like the WWE chairman is finally going to give his talents a chance to come up with their own ideas. It's been known for quite some time that the current superstars get very little say in their direction. That has to be a key reason why Mike and Maria Kanellis and The Revival reportedly requested to be released earlier this year.
WWE has done more bad than good this year when it comes to creative decisions. They've offered few entertaining feuds and intriguing storylines. But if the superstars get a say in the creative direction, things will certainly change for the better.
What This Means
This is a sign that Vince is realizing that he shouldn't have the final say in practically everything here in WWE. Fans have been forced to watch some very lackluster matches, storylines and feuds here in 2019. Things have got to change if they want to fix their television ratings problem while staying ahead of AEW. Let's hope these superstars can come up with strong ideas that can fix WWE's product.