Originally Posted by GillbergReturns
They're not wrong about Survivor Series though.
Survivor Series was a 15% increase when all the surrounding PPV's decreased 10%.
Reallistically speaking Rock garnered an additional 50,000 on that PPV.
It's not world breaking numbers but no tag match will get you that.
I do agree with you that wrestling is diminshed market no matter whose in it. It's not a Punk or Cena thing. The interest in wrestling just isn't there anymore.
No, but they were wrong in assuming that it's going to bring in record buys, which it didn't. Racking in 30,000 buys compared to last year is impressive, no doubt. But Punk did that too for MITB.
My only problem with some marks on here is the fact that they ride his dick thinking he's the greatest of all time in terms of drawing, and if you make a claim like that, back it the fuck up. And again, don't bash guys like Punk without a reason, when the Rock is doing the same thing, and when Rock DOES it, don't say the stuff we did defending Punk and expect it to be passed when Rock marks denied it.
Although, you've been great though. If only there were more Rock fans like you around here, who realize, that YES, Rock DOES have limits, and he's not the greatest when it comes to drawing power.
No need for that, Without Rock this show is doing below 3.0, same thing for next week. But without competition and with real star power on the show like HBK/Taker/HHH they should do bigger. Rock is not going to turn a dead product for two years in a row, he did it last year, single-handedly, they fucked it up. Meanwhile he's doing blockbusters, still nobody got more than him BTW, 4.0 in November, let's see if they can do bigger.
Ohhhh, a 3.1 vs. a possible 2.9 rating that we would have gotten this week without him, you know 0.2 increase. That's a huge increase right Rocky? Nice drawing prowess
Give me a fucking break. Loads of us said the EXACT same thing during the Summer of Punk last year. We told you to give it time (before they completely fucked it up with the HHH/Nash angle) but of course, you had Rock's semen all over on your face, so all you did was call bullshit. Was the dick sucking worth it now that Rock is losing viewers and not much greater then the average roster in terms of drawing power?