No doubt Big Show is a novelty act, a special attraction to casual fans of sort. And when you plug him into a scenario like facing John Cena in the main event of Raw, a lot of people are probably going to tune in. It's completely anathema to the so-called "IWC," but evidence seems to bear it out.
He's probably a bigger "pure" draw than Punk is, objectively speaking, but then, we're talking about one guy who's been heavily featured in pro wrestling for the last seventeen years, was at or near the top of WCW, before and during the Monday Night Wars and was then a huge "trade," so to speak, when he went to WWE in early 1999. And he's been heavily featured for a long, long time in WWE ever since then; even when he essentially fulfills the duties of a midcarder, he's a "name" that many people like to follow.
Punk is like the guy who had a great season in a sport with his performance last summer when he had some excellent teammates helping him out in Cena, Vince McMahon and Triple H, and it's hard to gauge how and where you place him, whether it's vs. Big Show or not.
Originally Posted by SarcasmoBlaster
RAW is a three hour show that isn't very good. It's tough to make people stick around for a three hour show, even when it is good, and it's impossible to do when it's not. That's why the third hour continually tanks. It's simple, people. You don't need a 5,000 word thesis on how your ARCH ENEMY wrestler X is to blame. Christ.
You know... That kind of makes sense to me.