Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jun 2004
Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
The problem wasn't any of the stars... it was the pacing. And it has been the pacing mixed with just.. inconsistent bullshit... and you have a product, not wrestlers, a product that is dull and not worth the time. I mean, last night was the perfect example. You had the chance to have the three new invaders make noise all night... they show up in a repeat segment of the prior night. You could have set up a new feud for CM Punk, instead, no one has a clue if Ryback is going after Punk again or if he is now pulled into a feud with the other three men. You had a flop in terms of booking 101 with Barret going over the IC champ and not becoming champ but earning his shot. You had the drawn out BS with the soap opera angle... that surprisingly gave us the only real flash of something awesome in Ziggler last night.
Why would that kind of a show draw? You could have Hogan, Austin, and Rock all in their primes in that show and it still wouldn't draw... that is how pathetic the WWE is right now.
Thanks for the wonderful memories Ultimate Warrior... happy you got to be recognised as the legend you are before you went. Rest in peace