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post #51 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 08:53 PM
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Re: Who else thinks WWE are fucked?

Financially, they aren't. This WM had 1.3 million buys (second highest in WM history, I think) and Extreme rules, Over the Limit, No way Out and etc all were higher than 2011 in terms of buys. Summerslam 2012 was apprantly the most successful since Summerslam 2008 so clearly WWE are drawing buy rates.

Obviously quality wise, it is seriously lacking. It's so bad that 2009 is a much better year than 2012 because at least 09 had a great Smackdown! year whereas this year it's just a RAW recap show and it's totally irrelavent. Despite that, WWE is slightly improving. The commentators are better (sorry Lawler), the tag team division is improving, the divas division finally has a storyline going and AJ is likely to be removed from the GM position.

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post #52 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 09:19 PM
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Re: Who else thinks WWE are fucked?

Originally Posted by charmed1 View Post
Yes now they do have shareholders to answer too. Stocks that can drop and cost them a large portion of that revenue that isn't close to being infinite.

Remember things can change in a blink of an eye. The US used to be a powerful country at one time too before the became China's bitch.
Thus the power of sponsors. One of the key reasons ratings and live gates dont matter anywhere near as much they did 10 or 20 years ago

These are long term guaranteed large business schemes that provide guaranteed revenue. Same applies with all that crap and toys with the WWE logo on it

Stocks may fluctuate, gates may go up and down, buyrates could change, the roster could change, but its all essentially designed to turn the company into a machine, where the wrestlers are just cogs. Even Vince is just one. And the gears will keep on turning. Not to mention all the capital Vince has available to him if needed

Unlike in the end of the 80s, the 90s boom provided so much money that Vince was able to lose millions on the XFL and not even feel it. He then levied that money into trying to turn the WWE into something stable and efficient, which unfortunately also means, kinda dull

Which is what John Cena is perfect for naturally. Machine is a rather good way to describe him. Most of the rest of the roster, and maybe even John himself, as interchangable

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