Challenging SCOTT STEINER's authority
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Re: Undeniable and undesputable proof that size draws
Well, I can't be the only one who has seen this match quoted as one of the worst matches from the WWE version of ECW on multiple occasions on not just forums, but the bigger sites that follow wrestling as well. This is used as a staple of how bad it was.
Not saying 12 million isn't big numbers, but a novelty match such as this that is constantly linked to over 4 years is bound to get big numbers. The Funny pictures thread on this site alone has got over a million views in a year or so. People like to see things that are a bit off at their own leisure, not main eventing a broadcast.
I would say that I honestly think that 10 million of those views are through either tongue in cheek journalism or people using it as an example of poor wrestling.
Saying it's undeniable proof that they draw is ridiculous, unless you were joking. If you wanted to prove big men draw then look at the likes of Andre and Hogan, Shohei Baba and other behemoths, not a match on Youtube that has millions of views. As mentioned, Gangnam style reached a billion hits recently and is still being watched, and people know it's a novelty. It's not being watched because people think "I can't miss listening to this song!"