Step 1 - Turn a wrestler heel because they aren't getting a good enough reaction as a lame cookie cutter face (Truth, Punk a couple years back, Orton)
Step 2 - Wrestler gets over with their heel persona and some fans start cheering them (Punk last year vs. Cena, Truth after heel turn, Orton when he became insane, Ziggler now as the cocky heel, Daniel Bryan with his "YES!")
Step 3 - WWE sees that they're getting cheered and completely ruins them by making them back into cookie cutter faces who make poop jokes, call people bullies and only care about "the WWE Universe!!!!"
I'm honestly amazed that Bryan hasn't been turned back face yet with how over his Yes chants have gotten
They always have, since the Eddie Guerrero and Brock Lesnar days. I too haven't watched it in ages. Sucks that it's always on Fridays.
The Brand extension thing really ruined my interest of the WWE. I just don't have time to watch it regularly and keep up with the angles anymore. But I do try to read up on wrestlers and storylines.
Yeah smackdown on Fridays is brutal I definitely lost interest when that happened. Although after tonight I may have to start to PVR smackdown. Raw is awesome and all but I am getting sick of the 5 minutes matches on Raw. I like you don't have a lot of time so i usually either Pvr raw or just read the results.
Macho Man (can't think of any negative thing to say Savage)
Stone Cold (sucks that his neck injury limited his in-ring ability but he still was able to put on many classic matches. )
Shawn Michaels (he's a a--hole but other than that, he's awesome)
Chris Jericho (was never a full-time main eventer)
Kurt Angle (was push too early)