Former WWE Superstar Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) recently talked to Pro Wrestling 24/7 where he spoke about various topics including the current WWE product seeing a dip in popularity.
Over the last few weeks, WWE’s television ratings for both their flagship show, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live, have declined in a big way that it’s reportedly been the talk within the world of TV networks.
According to Swagger, he thinks WWE having an off-season would help the problem of a decline in popularity.
“Well to me it’s like how many weeks in a row can you provide five hours, six hours of wrestling contests truly entertaining? You can only sustain that for so long so I think they need to change their model,” revealed Swagger. “I think they need to move into a season – start at SummerSlam, end at WrestleMania and then have that time off where you can refresh everything or restart everything.
“I know Vince doesn’t like that because he wants to be working and making money, but it’s incredibly tough to put out compelling and entertaining content that you haven’t seen and honestly you’ve seen everything that they’re doing right now. So, it is what it is so maybe it will change or maybe they don’t care and they go their network and will just keep doing what they do.”
While this is a good idea in theory, it’s highly unlikely due to the fact that the USA Network and now FOX in October are paying big bucks to WWE for 52 weeks of new content.