Originally Posted by MikeChase27
My point is the product as a whole blows and thats why ratings are down.
This... Punk was hotter than Ryback could dream last year around MitB. Then nothing as a whole changed with WWE and he was relegated to being HHH's bitch and a midcard WWE champion for most of his reign. I'll call it now... you put the belt on Ryback and within months, people will be wondering why they gave it to him. He can't wrestle, he can't speak... the WWE is doing it right now by leaving him to do 2 minute run ins where he can't stink up the joint. The moment he gets more time, the crowd won't be so hot to say the least.
And really... being over really doesn't seem to mean much. You had crowds chanting Punk's name. You had crowds erupting in Yes! for Bryan. You've had guys like Ziggler and Ryder either sneak into getting ovations for short bursts or staying relevant for longer. None of that has drastically improved anything. For crying out loud... you have a heel champion with a face chasing for the title and it isn't improving shit. As much as some want to blame Punk only... you have to look at who's chasing him too. Most wrestling fans are looking at it and going "well, Punk wins and he gets jobbed to the Rock for Rock/Cena II or Ryback wins and we get... whatever mosntrousity that would be.... yipee.............". It's a dead feud no matter how you look at it. And that is the problem... there are too many dead feuds because either outcome is just boring or because everyone knows that if you lose, it doesn't matter... it will have no affect on your title shots. SO people just start tuning out because nothing happens at all.