I used to be jealous of Arron Afflalo
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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
What booking would that be, it can't be Roode/Storm or Roode/Sting because they've both been booked great, there's no booking problems with Angle/Hardy, Styles/Kaz/Daniels, Crimson/Morgan and Aries Championship reign has been booked good, not to mention that the Garrett Bischoff storyline has been booked very good.
I don't have a problem with people saying something like TNA has bad booking but if someone says that then they should be able to explain why. For instance I think the Rock/Cena feud was booked great up until the Raw after Wrestlemania where Cena confronts Rock after being screwed out of the World Title and his first response to seeing Rock is to smile, that right there killed the feud and it didn't help that they then had Cena win the World Title a few weeks later meaning that Rock's actions didn't really have an effect on Cena.
Anyway Cena losing viewers for his promo just confirms what I already suspected, the Cena/Kane feud combined with Cena's actions during his feud with Rock have damaged his drawing power. I know the whole idea is that he's targeted at kids but even kids know that people get angry when they're pushed too far, I mean imagine if Hogan had responded to Andre's heel turn by smiling at him and acting like Andre's betrayal was an everyday thing that didn't affect him.
I'll admit, I've liked parts of the Roode/Storm stuff even since it started. Even with a horribly booked main event at BFG, Roode and Storm were really good after that show. Maybe it's because I've seen better stuff from them but Angle/Hardy and anything with Sting now don't interest me much. The story behind Angle/Hardy is okay but I just can't care for it. I love Aries and I'm actually pleased what they're doing with him. The Styles/Kaz/Daniels stuff puts out good matches but at this point I feel like I've seen all those guys can do. And I see nothing in Crimson or Morgan. Garrett Bischoff stuff has sucked, imo. Maybe I'm just not a fan of their roster but comparing that booking to their booking in '06 and I'm disappointed.