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Old 03-01-2013, 11:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The house shows only visit mid sized cities. Toronto is a large market, so attracting a larger audience should be expected.
Bigger the city, bigger the audience, but the less they visit a city, less interested the city should be.

Don't get the whole "the less a city gets WWE,the more fans would want to see them when they come" thing. If anything, it should be like the less WWE comes to a city, the less they care. Especially if it's a city that is as big as Toronto is, as close to USA as they are, and rarely gets TV/PPV events anymore, despite the fact that they were apart of many historic moments in wrestlings past. Ever since around 2006 is when WWE really started backing away from Toronto(maybe cause of the Cena-Edge match reaction from fans lol. Next to the ECW crowd, it was the most boos Cena got at the time).

UFC has taken over Toronto and it really shows. Stations everywhere love talking about UFC whenever UFC has events in town, something they USED to do with WWE(not just attitude era, even from like 02-05 they did it alot too). When WM and Summerslam were here, they had an entire section(not page,like an entire 10-20 page section) in the newspapers dedicated to talking bout WWE.

Their a mural for CM Punk on an entire billboard on a building(advertising WWE shows on a tv network in Canada) that's literally like 2-3 min walk away from the Rogers Centre(home of the Toronto Blue Jays).

Orton was on the COVER of main newspapers all around the city after winning at Summerslam! So if that doesn't say that the city loves WWE, I don't know what else does.

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Old 03-01-2013, 11:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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They really need more tours up here. We have great crowds, there's a good market, we should be hosting PPV's dammit!
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Another reason to start holding PPVs in Canada again. Come on, it's been over three years since we got a PPV, just once a year, is that so much to ask from a country that always delivers?
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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A house show in Chicago had 14,500 fans a few years ago.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
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WWE always gets good crowds in Canada because they rarely go there. It's the same case in other countries too. Abscence makes the heart grow fonder.
No, that's not true at all. WWE visits Toronto about 3 times a year, the same as it does any major American city. Of course there are more total shows in the USA, because there's nearly 10 times the population. Per capita though, Canada actually gets more shows than the United States.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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On the topic of house shows and attendances, what is the biggest attendance to a house show. I remember when the WWE came here to Australia it the attendance was 56,700
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:55 AM   #17 (permalink)
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No, that's not true at all. WWE visits Toronto about 3 times a year, the same as it does any major American city. Of course there are more total shows in the USA, because there's nearly 10 times the population. Per capita though, Canada actually gets more shows than the United States.
No they don't....WWE has NEVER visited Toronto 3 times a year. Can't even remember last time they visited 2 times in same year(might have been 2010? if not before then)
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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maybe WWE doesn't want guys what IWC love to be over....with great crowd full of non-casual fans cheer for Bryan-Ziggler-Sandow over Sheamus-Del Rio-Ryback which WWE don't want to see. WWE hate smart crowd...
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:35 AM   #19 (permalink)
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No they don't....WWE has NEVER visited Toronto 3 times a year. Can't even remember last time they visited 2 times in same year(might have been 2010? if not before then)
You're wrong. You can't remember the last time they came twice in one year? They came at least twice in 2012.
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Canada has the best wrestling crowds, better than Chicago, N.Y e.t.c... I have never seen a better crowd than the one in Hogan vs. Rock .
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