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post #7401 of 9175 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 06:14 PM
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Reason for low ratings:

-Wrestling is not over.
-WWE ruins every big storyline or hot character that comes their way, tuning out the audience in the process.

Boom.
This is what it comes down to.

Fact is it doesn't matter who's been on top, since the AE ratings have been on a downward trend. When HHH was the top guy who Raw centered around in 2002-2005, ratings were going down and fast. When Cena was the center of Raw for most of the last 7 years, ratings have been going down, and fast. Now Punk is having his go, and ratings are going down, and fast. The difference is we're in the era of Punk (so to speak) and Cena and HHH's Raw numbers from back then look godly compared to what Punk being the "center" (I use that word loosely in Punk's case) is doing. In 5 years if Ryback is on top and numbers are still going down and the average Raw rating becomes a 1.8, and then a Punk appearance/the show becoming about Punk for a few months bumps the rating up to a 2.2/2.3 average (with his segments doing a 2.7-2.8) and that being the new 4.0, would that make Punk a draw?

Punk right now is being compared to some of the biggest draws of all time, and he's never going to draw better than them. But the ratings are on a downward spiral due to the reasons Headliner stated, and they'll remain that way until another golden era comes and we get another Hogan/Austin. But where Punk may not be a draw now, he may be in a few years compared to the standards set by the top superstar at that point. Of course I don't know what the absolute bottom is for WWE before they'd be force to call it quits, and I don't know what the actual number of people who will remain watching no matter what happens is, but it's just something to think about.

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Big Sexy takes a mic:

Wolfpack. IN. DA. *crowd* HOUSE.

Headliner's sig reminded me a time where every second shirt you saw in a 15k arena was a red and black, Wolfpack colors. They were as over as you can possibly be in wrestling. If you play the Wolfpack's theme in the background of RAW for 3 hours, you automatically gets an extra 0.5 to your overall rating.



GOAT theme in rasslin'.
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post #7403 of 9175 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 06:35 PM
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Boom.
I take it you have been listening to the Konnan MLW podcasts?
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post #7404 of 9175 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 06:38 PM
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I thought it was Boom, Lawyer'd. Or am I getting that from something else?
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Big Sexy takes a mic:

Wolfpack. IN. DA. *crowd* HOUSE.

Headliner's sig reminded me a time where every second shirt you saw in a 15k arena was a red and black, Wolfpack colors. They were as over as you can possibly be in wrestling. If you play the Wolfpack's theme in the background of RAW for 3 hours, you automatically gets an extra 0.5 to your overall rating.



GOAT theme in rasslin'.
The Wolfpac were pretty much the coolest thing at that time, not just in wrestling, the coolest thing PERIOD. It's going to be hard for WWE or Pro Wrestling in general to ever come up with something as cool and fun to be a part of as nWo Wolfpac. To compare it to anything in modern day Professional Wrestling is just unfair.
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Nothing says cool like forty-year-old white dudes coming out to rap music.
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Nothing says cool like forty-year-old white dudes coming out to rap music.
Yeah, that's what the Wolfpac were all about. Just a bunch of forty year old's coming out to rap music. You hit the nail on the head man.
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Even WWE knows wrestling is borderline awful now, which is why they continuously push nostalgia acts. They have no clue what to do in regards to creating something new and innovative.

The sport just isn't as popular. Ultimately, no amount of change is going to save a dying fad. Something outside the box will have to make wrestling "cool" again. If people have stopped watching, how are they to know that it has changed to begin with? We complain about the industry dying, but we're the ones who still watch. It's the ones that don't watch that need to be brought back, or new viewers brought in. The demand just isn't there.





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Someone hire Magnus for WWE and push him to the moon, or at least get Bully Ray for a quick fix so at least the fans at home will get a credible face/heel to cheer/boo for. Still loling at WWE for dismissing A Double for beeing a few inches too short and not hiring him, guess their plans didn't work out well at all.
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post #7410 of 9175 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 07:22 PM
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Im surprised that Bryan/Ziggler lost viewers what the hell do these people wanna watch? That match was very good.
As for now bring back Henry and turn R-Truth heel. Here they will have something worthy to watch throughout the show.
Punk is gaining a million and near a million in the last 2 months, more than anything Cena gained in the last 2 year. People also should stop talking about Cenas buyrates its not any higher than Punk, theyre the same have been decreasing every year with or without Cena, only Lesanr & Rock could do it.
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