Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Punk is taking 7 years to draw = Punk is a success
Ryback is an inconsistent draw after 7 months = Ryback is a failure
I'm not trying to bash Punk, he did achieve something, although I'm still not sure how he would do without investment, but that's the point in maineventers - beeing invested in by the creative and he finally made it on a consistent basis, albeit with big stars around him (Foley, Cena supporting him often recently). However just because he made it (and deservedly so, at least if the numbers stay up) doesn't mean that others, who his fanbase targets won't do the same after the same amount of years beeing in the WWE, maybe even better or at least equal. Too often, ratings are taken at face value on a weekly basis to justify why someone likes their wrestler/hates another instead of trying to judge their drawing ability rationally, it just doesn't work like that. In order for someone to become an actual draw, he has to be a legitimate mainstream star, and apart from Cena and the oldtimers or part time megastars (Rock, Lesnar), nobody is at that level yet.