Originally Posted by Quasi Juice
We want guys to be original. Then when they are, we want the same shit to happen 'cause it's supposed to be that way
Punk needed to retain, because Punk/Rock needs to happen and having Ryback win the belt and then drop it back to Punk would have sucked. A 1+ year long title reign versus The Rock is much better and will draw more than Ryback/Rock or even Cena/Rock II. You have to also remember it was supposed to be Cena/Punk at HIAC until Cena got injured. Had Cena not gotten injured, chances are Ryback would
have won his first World Title match down the line.
lmao. . .Punk vs Rock will not be bigger than Rock/Cena 2. Punk is nowhere near as big as Cena. If Manny Pacquio faced Floyd Mayweather and they had a dope ass fight, people would rather see Pacquiao/Mayweather 2 than Mayweather/3rd best guy not nearly as many people give a shit about part 1.
I also don't agree that this "year long reign" bullshit "needs" to happen either. What "needed" to happen was Punk dropping the title a long time ago and regaining it around now going into the RR, so every WWE title match hasn't been predictable as fuck for the last half a year. The WWE title scene has been DEAD for a long time. Punk can't carry it, especially when he's getting put over every single time.
Originally Posted by jblvdx
Because Ryberg/Rybotch/Rob Van Goldberg/Rynodraw can't draw. He lost 500'000 viewers with the Miz and ever since his push Raw ratings are the lowest TV ratings ever. CM Punk is on the new video game, sells a lot of merch and gained a million viewers last monday Raw. Punks much more of a draw then Ryback. WWE realised that and thats why Punk ended the streak of RyIcantliftupPaulHeyman.
You're not able to hide your hard on for that segment losing viewers, are you? It's your much-anticipated validation of your Ryback hate.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Ryback's match was the first 4-5 minutes of that segment. It then went to "commercial" with a Be a Star ad. Followed by a some divas bullshit. The "500k viewers lost" for that segment also includes the Be a Star and diva's segments. No shit people tuned out when the last 2/3rds of it was garbage. You're accrediting Ryback for the entire loss when he was the first, and most entertaining 1/3rd of it. It's all Ryback's fault though even though every other segment he's been in for weeks has been a big gain. Great logic there genius.
If we combine all of Ryback's segments for the past 3 weeks (including that one), the net gain is like + over 2 million viewers.
Ryback, Cena, and Vince were also in the segment that gained a million viewers, and Ryback the highlight of it. But you're giving Punk all the credit for that segment's gain?