Originally Posted by murder
Those non or screwjob finishes don't hurt the buyrates. Look at 98: From Breakdown to Valentines Day Massacre, every PPV had a non or screwjob finish, that's 6 (!) PPV's in a row. And it didn't hurt their buyrates one bit, in fact 99 drew much bigger buyrates than 98. Every other aspect of business was also up in 99.
Those finishes are no big deal in the grand scheme of things. What is a problem are atrocious angles, bad booking, childish characters, silly storylines and just overall lazy writing. These are the reasons for poor buyrates.
Are you fucking serious? The wrestlers alone sold those PPV'S...Kane, Undertaker, Stone Cold, The Rock, Mankind, HHH, etc God knows who else, there were so many household names back then.
And you're comparing that to, Punk, Cena, Orton . . . . . . .And it ends there