Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Aug 2011
Re: With the Raw rating being the worst in 15 years...
Some remarkable similarities with the end of WCW;
1) Not promoting PPV's, even in the run-in show
2) Going to three hours
3) Bringing in celebs for quick-fixes
4) Bringing in has-beens for quick fixes
5) Killing momentum of guys who are clearly over - Daniel Bryan was the most over behind Rock at WM. Fail.
I see the similarities but the WWE now doesn't have the competition WCW had. TNA isn't big enough of a threat to put the WWE in danger, which basically means that mainstream wrestling/sports entertainment has to die completely to put WWE out of business.
As for point 5, while I agree that the "18 seconds" decision was terrible and a slap in the face for everyone that wanted to see DB at the "biggest stage of them all", Bryan's reaction grew enormously immediately after the match and probably was at an all time high the Raw after WM. So I think, per accident, they didn't kill his momentum and Bryan probably would be less prominent on Raw if this never happened.
Name: Charlie Kelly
Favorite food: Milk Steak (boiled over hard, served with a side of raw jelly beans)
Favorite hobby: Magnets
Dislikes: People's Knees
Quote: "Yeah well, you've never seen me once wash my testicles either but that doesn't mean I don't do it every Friday."