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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
When a old fan tunes into this show nowadays out of accident or just curiosity, what does he see? He sees a paint-by-the-numbers heavily manifactured show trying to be "hip" with them spouting off TOUT~!, twitta machines, and having some mediocre female performer who looks like they plucked out of a tween Nickolodeon show in charge of the show and promoted as one of their focal points above almost every other male act. He sees none of the environment or atmosphere that made him a fan in the first place where matches, wins, losses, and storylines were presented as something worthy to be emotionally invested in. He instead sees some poor imitation of some adolescent variety show with some wrestling in it with a bunch of wacky, goofy characters comprising 85% of the show. He then sighs and thinks to himself, "Wow, wrestling really has changed." and then does something else.
I do have one question for anyone who might feel that Dwayne Johnson "owes" the business. Is it just him, or is it anyone who moved on to other things? Should Luna Vachon get heat for running a towing company instead of working on RAW? Should Maven be critiqued on his Home Shopping Network bits instead of wrestling?
Or is it only the ones who go on to highly visible careers in movies that owe something? Why do Johnson (who left after putting people over, doing the traditionally "right thing") and Lesnar (who did not; except for making Eddie a legitimate star) get called sell-outs who "forgot where they came from" when someone who retires to do some regular job get credit (as they should) for moving on and making it without falling into a sea of addiction?
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