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Old 12-07-2012, 07:39 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why do we as wrestling fans give a damn about ratings?

because the wrestling scene is messed up and needs to be remedied ANYONE WHO DENIES THIS IS A COWARD!

TNA can only make progress(better network, a new wrestling war etc) with bigger ratings

WWE can only make progress(the best shows possible,tell the goldiggers on wallstreet and the soccer moms of the world that THIS IS PRO WRESTLING BITCH!! etc) by losing ratings

the closer we get to these goals the sooner we can expect things to turn around for the better

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Don't use ratings to predicate your judgment in a show or a wrestler - use your eyes and ears to predicate your judgement on a show or a wrestler. !
in a perfect world yes, alas....

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:49 AM   #42 (permalink)
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because the wrestling scene is messed up and needs to be remedied ANYONE WHO DENIES THIS IS A COWARD!

TNA can only make progress(better network, a new wrestling war etc) with bigger ratings

WWE can only make progress(the best shows possible,tell the goldiggers on wallstreet and the soccer moms of the world that THIS IS PRO WRESTLING BITCH!! etc) by losing ratings

the closer we get to these goals the sooner we can expect things to turn around for the better



in a perfect world yes, alas....
TNA isn't capable of starting a wrestling war with WWE. The E just has too much name value. If TNA goes to war with em, they're done.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:54 AM   #43 (permalink)
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TNA should move out of that arena filled with white trash fucks and start touring. But yeah they don;t have the money.
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TNA should move out of that arena filled with white trash fucks and start touring. But yeah they don;t have the money.
White trash fucks? They're amusement park visitors. They're located in Orlando, Florida nowadays, not Tennessee in case you forgot.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:16 AM   #45 (permalink)
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TNA should move out of that arena filled with white trash f**ks and start touring. But yeah they don;t have the money.
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TNA isn't capable of starting a wrestling war with WWE. The E just has too much name value. .
bigger ratings will send a powerful message to the rich motherf***as of the world TO GIVE THEM MORE MONEY, simple s**t right?

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If TNA goes to war with em, they're done.
LETS SEE IT HAPPEN!!! NO-ONE THOUGHT WCW WOULD FOLD!! GROW SOME BALLS PEOPLE OF PLANET EARTH!!

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:23 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why do we as wrestling fans give a damn about ratings?

I wouldn't say I completely don't care about ratings. They can give an interesting insight at times. For example the long term decline of ratings for wrestling since its height in 1998 is interesting as it shows where the wrestling business stands in modern day culture as well as how the WWE product has worsened from the lack of competition. But I find the over analysis over the short term to just be very tedious. When I hear people talk about quarter hour ratings, I just really couldn't give a damn. It also confuses me that some internet wrestling fans seem to care more about ratings the business side of things as opposed to the actually enjoyment of the product itself.
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Default Re: Why do we as wrestling fans give a damn about ratings?

It became an obession during the MNW and somehow 11 years later, despite no competition, fans are still obsessed with ratings.

Ratings aren't a good indicator of whether or a show is good or not. I've seen some shitty RAWs get high ratings and then some really good ones do badly.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Because we want to know that our suspicions of how crap or good (sometimes) the product has been of late. It gives us proof.
Ratings aren't indicators of quality, pal.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:53 AM   #49 (permalink)
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I'm fairly sure I'm the only that thinks this but here it goes:

I care about ratings because it's a sign of justice for me. WWE in 2012 is really awaful. Bad writing, non existent characters, constant shilling for "charities" (separate discussion: "You're not supposed to brag about giving to charity"), and really at least 10 other things.

When someone does something bad in life, whether it's robbing a bank or something of that nature, people want to see that person get in trouble and if extremely bad may follow the trial on TV to see the verdict of the criminal going to jail.

To me (and again, only speak for myself), Raw getting a low rating makes me happy because they deserve it. Just like someone watching the bank robber go to jail, it does not affect me at all, but it makes me feel good that justice prevailed.

I'm more annoyed that people blame Monday Night Football when ratings are down in 2012. NEWS FLASH: Football was NOT invented in 2012. Now, that is an argument that I will never understand.
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Isn't it funny that most of the people who "don't care about ratings" are CM Punk fans?
i don't care what anyone says but this is 100% true. Hell, it wasn't until CM Punk's reign that this board started a "rating thread" exclusively.
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