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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
You know, The Rock is a mega-star. He truly is. But is there a chance that the reason the numbers aren't better is because people see him as a movie star now and not a wrestler anymore? Like, maybe to some people this is no different than any other celebrity coming in and wearing out their welcome. I mean, that is kind of ridiculous, but I could see someone making that argument.
When I run into a lot of ex-wrestling fans; the people that were all aboard the bandwagon during the Attitude Era, they never ask about The Rock. They always ask about or talk about or reminisce about Stone Cold Steve Austin.
C.M. Punk is the future, for sure, and I don't know how good of an idea it is to be having him take a back seat like this. How big would Austin's star have risen had he never beaten HBK in the main of Mania 14 with the Tyson involvement? Punk/Austin I think could be a mega-draw, more so than Rock/Cena, if for no other reason than because the non-physical parts, aka promos, are going to be SO much better. It's not going to be about Twitter and gay jokes..
I don't see any reason why WWE won't be able to get Sting next time around and run Sting/Taker if they want too.
It's not that WWE doesn't still have options, it's that the TV is so bad, people have stopped caring.
Last edited by Coffey; 03-21-2012 at 11:39 AM.