If you listened to Austin's podcast with Cena, he claims, not necessarily to his or Austin's approval, that WWE is slowly moving away from promo and character and putting more emphasis on in ring competition. He claims their justification for this is the growing overseas market and how the non-English speaking countries will absorb in ring storytelling over promos. He also says it bodes better for the roster because most of them are better in ring than on the mic. Opinions on this? I have noticed we are getting much longer matches on the regular and as a ringwork mark I love it. But I do not think they will give up promos and storylines, just cut them down a bit and make them more important and matter more, instead of getting a bunch of throwaway segments each week. Getting more segments that matter and advance story mixed in with well worked matches.