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Old 01-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #101 (permalink)
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B/C men measure things by results. We want a measurable verification.

It's the same reason we watch other sports... we get an end score and we go home somewhat satisfied


Whether its merchandise or ratings we need objective evidence of something successful
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #102 (permalink)
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All that entertainment stuff exists to sell matches. That's it. That's the sole reason it's there. To make you want to watch match X or PPV Y. WWE is absolutely awful at this. But just because they're awful at it doesn't mean you completely throw out TV matches. There's no reason to believe that today's audience won't care about TV matches that are built up properly. People don't care because the outcome of matches doesn't matter in today's product. There's no real logic to anything. Nobody's properly pushed or booked, so why watch matches? I'm baffled that, when faced with this, your answer is not that WWE should get better at booking, but that they should throw out TV matches altogether.
It's more so I *know* WWE can't "fix it", so I'm suggesting an alternative, which might actually get people to care about more than 2 of their 13 Pay-Per-Views a year, too. When was the last time most of the people on this very wrestling forum, a forum dedicated to wrestling fans, actually paid for and watched a WWE PPV? Because if the PPV threads are any indication, it's a lot of people willing to watch if it's free and that's about it.

The key word is "sell." Trying to sell matches. Free TV matches don't need to be sold, because there's nothing to sell. Thus, WWE doesn't seem to care about them Hence why you get stuff like the slapped together 6-man tag on Monday. But had we not seen any of those guys wrestle on TV for awhile, and it was built-up over time with them all hating each other, or whatever, suddenly there's some interest, maybe some drama. That soap opera stuff definitely matters. It's why Austin Vs. McMahon and the nWo worked. It's why "This is your life" got such high ratings. It's not about the TV matches.
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Better ratings equals more money from advertisers.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:53 PM   #104 (permalink)
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B/C men measure things by results. We want a measurable verification.

It's the same reason we watch other sports... we get an end score and we go home somewhat satisfied


Whether its merchandise or ratings we need objective evidence of something successful
If you watch a sport, do you care more if your team wins, or what the ratings are?
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The SHOWDOWN matters, obviously. The culmination of the story. You build to that. You use the TV to get to that. That's my idea. Instead they use the TV to tread water and then the PPV comes and still nothing was built-up, there's no drama and wins and losses don't matter.

Basically do what UFC does. Because they're doing pro-wrestling better than wrestling is right now. And their 1 million buy PPVs back that up. UFC gets more interest from one push at a weigh-in than WWE gets from six months of TV.

EDIT: Every single match should matter. EVERY match. Even the curtain jerk should have a story. Two guys should never just be slapped together. Especially when it's just "well, this guy is a good guy and that guy is a bad guy, so fuck it, you got seven minutes." THAT is what they need to get away from. THAT is a big reason why they constantly break continuity and why WWE as a whole is filled with complete apathy.

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WWE should care, fans should not. Its so stupid when fans obsess over things like ratings.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #107 (permalink)
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If you watch a sport, do you care more if your team wins, or what the ratings are?
I personally prefer my team winning, but then again. I'm... sane

Wrestling isn't real so ratings/merchandise/gates are the best measurements for success
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Rating don't matter right now but how is the USA network going to feel in 2014?
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They need to care about the ratings in order to see if people are enjoying the product. Also, that way the networks would want them to stay on. Look what happened to WCW Monday Nitro. The ratings sucked balls and no one wanted to keep the show on the air and then it got bought out. I'm sure if RAW gets ratings that are in the low 2.0s, it will be mayhem and the WWE will have a tough time finding a network to be on.
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People complaining about people complaining about ratings is silly.
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