WWE sent some of their biggest stars to the For Your Consideration event in hopes to attracting attention during awards season. An Emmy might be their goal but in reality, they might be lucky to be on the list.
They picked the 25th Anniversary Of Raw, an episode of the Mixed Match Challenge, and the WWE Network documentary “Empowered” to show at the event in hopes of being considered for an Emmy Award.
“WWE 25th Anniversary of Raw they wanted it to be nominated for some special show and it’s like f*ck that show as a wrestling show, entertainment, whatever that show sucked. On every level that show sucked,” Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio while he discussed how Raw 25 underdelivered in many ways. While some might see it as a touching reminder of the past, others were disappointed in the overall quality and tempo of the night. But to be in consideration for a special event Emmy Award might be a long shot.
“It’s like they want to be like compared with these you know high-level television shows,” Meltzer continued. “I’m thinking this because this thing happened today and I’m sitting there watching it and they’re doing this thing because Miz gets his hand in pancake batter and he wipes that off on some unsuspecting geeks’s shirt. It’s like if you want to be really nominated for an Emmy, write some f*cking good television because let’s be serious their television as of late has really been lacking.”
There might be some high hopes in WWE’s aspirations for some quality attention and only time will tell if it pays off. They really highlighted the Bella Twins and Ronda Rousey on top of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Roman Reigns, The New Day, Charlotte Flair, and Braun Strowman were also there but the attention seemed to gravitate toward those top four people.
Rousey is a huge draw so it’s understandable why she would be featured but she wasn’t even a part of Raw 25 seeing how this was actually the go-home show for the Royal Rumble which saw her debut during its conclusion. The company’s direction could be shifting to legitimize their public profile, but they still might have a long way to go.