This is why ROH should stop pandering to the IWC, their biggest downfall. They're not even willing to pay $8 a month, how the heck do you expect them to pay $45 for PPVs?
ROH iPPVS are $15 and have a vastly superior profit margin to WWE or TNA's. They won't be changing to the $45, every three weeks, PPV model any time soon.
TNA make losses everytime they run a PPV, hence why they now put zero money, time or effort into promoting them. If they could get out of their PPV deal tomorrow and switch to a more economical model, like ROH's, they would.
Plus, this Bischoff brainfart, that wrestling fans with internet connections don't spend money, is laughable.
Psst...it's not $8 a month btw.
Why try to please 1,000 people when you can please 100,000? ROH will never grow and it's sad for me to say it but it's the damn truth.
They have no guys that can talk and you have to be able to talk the fans into the building. It's easy as pie to talk a 1000 purists into the building, but what about the other 100,000 fans that's actually gonna make you money and make your company grow.
But I guess ROH doesn't care bout talkers cause they have wrestlers, right? It's a stupid bullshit mentality. Davey Richards and Brisco Brothers were terrible during their promos. You have to be able to talk. It's a fact.
Not every business is aiming to attract an infinite number of customers. That's a very simplistic way of looking at things. Small businesses are better off spending their time finding ways to squeeze more money out of their loyal, reliable fanbase. Many businesses kill themselves by naively trying to cater to a broad, unpredictable group of passing customers. This is especially the case in pro wrestling.
Slow and steady growth has always been ROH's way. If they did things your way, they'd be dead.
If you think that Briscoes and Davey promos are bad then...what can I say?