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post #7683 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:39 PM
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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)

Originally Posted by SinJackal View Post
I didn't see the HIAC buyrate, but I assume people are crediting him more than Punk since every PPV Punk has main evented when not against Cena (excluding this last one) has been lower than the normal buyrate. So if it suddenly does well, it's hard not to look at the other guy since the common denominator with Punk main eventing has been lowish buyrates unless against Cena.
Unless Cena was involved in the match, Punk (as WWE Champion) hasn't main evented a PPV since TLC 2011, and only once in 2011 without Cena before that...it's all been Cena, Cena, Cena, Cena, and more fucking Cena, with a bit of Triple H ego massaging thrown in. Here's a rundown of PPV main events since Punk's win against Cena at MITB last year...

Money In The Bank 2011 - John Cena vs CM Punk
Summerslam 2011 - John Cena vs CM Punk
Night Of Champions - Triple H vs CM Punk (No DQ match, won by the momentum killer Triple H ...also worth noting that John Cena won the WWE Championship in the match just before it)
Hell In A Cell 2011 - John Cena vs CM Punk vs Alberto Del Rio Triple Threat Cell Match.
Vengeance 2011 - John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio Last Man Standing match
Survivor Series 2011 - John Cena & The Rock vs Awesome Truth
TLC 2011 - CM Punk vs The Miz vs Alberto Del Rio TLC Match
Royal Rumble 2012 - Royal Rumble Match (Surprisingly, neither John Cena nor Triple H were in the actual Royal Rumble Match. But as WWE Champion, neither was CM Punk)
Elimination Chamber 2012 - John Cena vs Kane Amubulance Match
Wrestlemania 2012 - John Cena vs The Rock ('Once in a lifetime!' )
Extreme Rules 2012 - John Cena vs Brock Lesnar
Over The Limit 2012 - John Cena vs John Laurinaitis
No Way Out 2012 - John Cena vs Big Show (Steel Cage Match)
Money In The Bank 2012 - Raw Money In The Bank Ladder Match (featuring, and won by John Cena)
Summerslam 2012 - Triple H vs Brock Lesnar

Then after that...

Night Of Champions 2012 - John Cena vs CM Punk

and (as we all already know), the only reason he wasn't in the Hell In A Cell main event was because of his injury. As the WWE champion, Punk's only main evented 1 PPV without Cena being in the match, and only 2 when Cena was in the match (Summerslam 2011, Night Of Champions 2012). Really unfair to say he's been responsible for any lower buyrates asides from (maybe) TLC 2011.

Last edited by TromaDogg; 11-11-2012 at 05:33 PM. Reason: My mistake...Cena wasn't in the actual Royal Rumble at Royal Rumble 2012. Sorry about that.
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