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Old 10-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #7321 (permalink)
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I thought you weren't coming back to this section, tough guy?
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #7322 (permalink)
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I do wonder whether WWE should not have live Raw's on December 24th and December 31st if they are still in trouble, and come in with a 'reset' on January 7th to start the New Year. After all, viewing is always going to be depleted on December 24th and 31st so I don't really see much point on having shows on those dates.

Of course, January 7th will probably be "Raw 20th Anniversary", its from Tampa, Florida for anyone wondering. I do wonder whether they will bring in Rock from Survivor Series onwards once Fast Six has finished filming.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #7323 (permalink)
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A video I found on Youtube, which was posted back in 2008 shortly after they changed the rating back to PG:



Now, it's exaggerated sarcasm obviously, but frightingly it's also pretty prophetic.

Raw has had plenty of things recently as bad as Doink The Clown ever was (ie. Santino's glove puppet Cobra), Bret Hart and Shawn Micheals DID end their feud and shake hands live on Raw, Randy Savage and WWE WERE on better terms again (one of the last things Savage did before his death was a promotional advert for the WWE All Stars game), that nonsense with Triple H at 0.41s reminded me worryingly of a Brodus Clay match, and this year we've had the whole Kane/Daniel Bryan 'hug it out' bullshit on top of WWE introducing a show that is actually G rated as well (Saturday Morning Slam).

Whilst I'm not a 'PG hater' as such, it's obvious that Creative, in terms of characters and storylines at least, have been putting a show together for the most part as if aiming for a G rating rather than a PG one.

To add to what I said before, why aren't the lower card guys being used in storylines more in order to give them more exposure and meaning on the show. Take Monday's Raw for instance. What good does it do them to have Cena involved in that AJ/Vickie storyline. Cena's as over as he'll ever get, it won't help his career or the show at all in the long run. But if, say, they put a mid carder who could do with a little bit more of a push like...Kofi Kingston (just an example, there's other guys who would benefit from the same spot as well), it could really elevate him. Cena doesn't need to be involved in any complex storylines in the same way that Stone Cold didn't...his popularity's pretty much peaked already. Give the undercard a chance to develop properly and get comfortably over with the audience before pushing them into main events out of nowhere (*cough*Ryback*cough*) Focusing everything on the same 2 or 3 guys week in, week out (whoever they are) is helping to kill ratinss even if those guys are capable of working a 5 star match.

I dunno. I'm really running out of ideas to save this mess. It doesn't seem to matter what anybody posts on the internet, and I've seen a lot of seemingly great ideas from a lot of different people (both here and elsewhere), might as well accept that they're gonna carry on putting the same shit out regardless now ....
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Steph: "Forget the lower card, nobody cares about them"

True story.
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3 hours wasn't too much for WCW Nitro.
WCW had a crazy Cruiserweight division, the low-mid card was awesome and the top dogs were charismatic.

Now it's all about endless promos, spots, social medias, 10 minutes matches, Cena is totally generic now....
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:29 PM   #7326 (permalink)
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Is the breakdown out yet?
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There are similarities but it's a long, LONG time before WWE gets into any type of serious trouble. They will still turn a tremendous profit, and have no ownership or hierarchy issues the way WCW did.

I'll tell you the time to begin to worry is the day WWE has to pull themselves from the stock market and is no longer able to be a publicly traded company. That is panic mode time for the company.

But that isn't even remotely close to happening.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #7328 (permalink)
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2.48 LMAO! Wow I hope the ratings drops below a 2 when Vince pushes Ryback over Punk at HIAC. They need a true wake-up call. Maybe then they will create edgy programming again, revert to 2hrs, and push Punk, Bryan, and call-up Ambrose for fuck sake. We need a new character to attack the entire system again and actually WIN against McMahon's body buillder superheroes.
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2.48 LMAO! Wow I hope the ratings drops below a 2 when Vince pushes Ryback over Punk at HIAC. They need a true wake-up call. Maybe then they will create edgy programming again, revert to 2hrs, and push Punk, Bryan, and call-up Ambrose for fuck sake. We need a new character to attack the entire system again and actually WIN against McMahon's body buillder superheroes.
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2.48 LMAO! Wow I hope the ratings drops below a 2 when Vince pushes Ryback over Punk at HIAC. They need a true wake-up call. Maybe then they will create edgy programming again, revert to 2hrs, and push Punk, Bryan, and call-up Ambrose for fuck sake. We need a new character to attack the entire system again and actually WIN against McMahon's body buillder superheroes.
Isn't that what they have been doing all year long? I doubt pushing punk or bryan anymore would do good for the product.
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