On the most recent edition of his 'Pancakes and Powerslams' show, Chris Featherstone interviewed former AWA Tag Team and Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion and one half of the Killer Bees, Jim Brunzell. They covered many topics, including Jim's opinion that today's wrestling is too scripted:
"What I see now with the WWE is a total commercial product that has been created by Vince and his writers, and [wrestlers] are told exactly what to say. They have a script, everything is scripted, their matches are scripted, the timing in their matches and what they do. Even though they do so many good things in the ring, but it really doesn’t mean anything because there’s no consequence. You see all these suplexes and all these high-flying deals, one, two, and the guy kicks out. These guys are gifted, they do a lot of good stuff in the ring, but it doesn’t mean anything because they do them so regularly. Consequently, people are watching this, one high spot after another, bing-bing-bing-bing-bing, and there is not real pitted interest within the audience in terms of any contest."
Do you agree? You can listen to the full show here.