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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 03:23 PM
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Re: Did you like The In Your House Concept

I made a thread a few weeks back regarding In Your House and whilst i enjoyed the concept of smaller PPV's to make the big five as it were back then in WrestleMania, Summerslam, Survivor Series, The Royal Rumble and King Of The Ring feel special i didn't like the fact that they had so many dark matches. I'm not going to go into all of them as i did in the thread i made but you had Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and The Undertaker all working PPV dark matches and at the time some of them were WWE title or Intercontinental title matches or had been part of major feuds at that time.

For the life of me i don't understand how WWE believed they were going to do good buyrates when you put your champions in dark matches or after building a feud up throw away the payoff match on a dark match. Throughout the entire New Generation Era the three biggest stars in the company were Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and The Undertaker so why put them in dark matches when even though they were never HUGE draws they would have boosted buyrates to a better level than they were.

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