MLW Owner Slams "Flat" WWE Product

Court Bauer is baffled by WWE's direction in 2022; MLW owner doesn't hold back.

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Major League Wrestling CEO and founder Court Bauer has heavily criticised WWE's current TV output.

Bauer described the product as "a flat version of the crash TV that [Vince] Russo used to do" during an appearance on Busted Open Radio. Court, who previously worked for Vince McMahon as part of the creative team, thinks WWE's entire approach needs a major shakeup, and soon.

Digging in, Bauer explained how keen McMahon once was to freshen things up "every 8-10 years" so they wouldn't get too stale. Now, he says, there doesn't seem to be that same urgency to re-market the product as something new and vibrant that wrestling fans should go out of their way to see.

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"It’s still essentially the same format; how you open up the show. You have a guy go do a 20-minute promo, and he’s got an invisible wall while his rival listens to him on the stage. This guy talks about his feelings. Like, this doesn’t feel real".

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To further illustrate his frustrations with WWE, Court added that "authenticity matters now more than ever" and that an "artificial product" is hurting the company.

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