Originally Posted by vanboxmeer
The ratings slowly deteriorating have also correlated with AJ's entire self-indulgent megapush that leads to mediocre matches and poor television. Yes, prior to WWE Raw becoming a parody of a teen Nickelodeon drama series starring AJ Lee and her pursuit for Lurve, CM Punk was doing no better than anyone else and everything was about the same level it had been for 3 years. The only thing they get is to get some company PR
telling an embellished story about how great and awesome their company is for taking the "poor, little homeless girl" and made her one of the primary focuses of the entire company. You know, the same story any wrestler working the indies often have to do in sleeping in cars and hotels traveling town to town to do indy shots, except they're not perceived as marketable and attractive and would ironically be bad PR
for the company knowing how the rest of the industry looks like.
I'm not saying there isn't a correlation, I even agreed with you before remember? I've never argued that AJ should be one of the main focuses of the company even as a fan of hers. But to say that AJ's push is the direct cause of the ratings drop when you consider how many problems WWE has with its product right now in generating buzz and interest is laughable and ridiculous. It's even more laughable that AJ was almost a non factor in this week's Raw and not even in the main segments of the show which drew an even lower rating than the past two weeks and yet you are still blaming AJ as a main reason for a low drawing rating for this week
You make some very valid points but you are also very clouded in your bias towards AJ and "Team Steph" as you sometimes like to call it.