9. And That Handful Of People Is Ancient
Edge debuted in WWE in 1998. He celebrates his 24th anniversary this year.
Brock Lesnar debuted in WWE in 2002. He celebrates his 20th anniversary this year.
Randy Orton debuted in WWE in 2002. He celebrates his 20th anniversary this year.
The Miz debuted in WWE in 2004. He celebrates his 18th anniversary this year.
Kofi Kingston debuted in WWE in 2008. He celebrates his 14th anniversary this year.
Roman Reigns made his debut as part of the Shield in 2012. He celebrates his 10th anniversary this year.
Seth Rollins made his debut as part of the Shield in 2012. He celebrates his 10th anniversary this year.
Big E debuted in WWE in 2012. He celebrates his 10th anniversary this year.
WWE fans first laid eyes on Bobby Lashley in 2005.
WWE fans first laid eyes on Drew McIntyre in 2007.
The Four Horsewomen came to main roster prominence in 2015, but the fact that nobody beyond Bianca Belair has ascended to their level underscores the monotony.
Every name WWE act's run has drastically outpaced The Rock, Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan, and none of them are stars of their magnitude.
All of this might not matter a single bit, if WWE carefully curated character arcs, but they don't. The most fresh headliner they have, measured against the curve, is Kevin Owens - but the creative approach is so chaotic that he's played babyface and every version of a heel. His heel turns are so telegraphed that he's become a meta Big Show-esque figure - a performer so typecast that his creative direction seeps into storylines.
It's all profoundly uninspiring, and it's not remotely helped by the fact that...