Originally Posted by Mr Premium
Rock's segments with Big Show were in the 6's and 7's.
And it's not like there's a CM Punk feud that didn't tank from a casual's perspective either.
1.)You could still see The Rock though, good camera angles etc plus Daniel Bryan is a smaller guy. And Big Show was slimmer, his flab didn't hide other superstars from appearing visibly on TV back then. YHBT
2.) Jeff Hardy, John Cena were hits, he was as over as anybody during those two feuds. He also started getting better and better numbers in the last months, so the casual fanbase is slowly starting to buy him as one of THE guys.