Originally Posted by Crusade
Will definitely be a gain.
Whilst there are definitely a lot of Punk marks defending him even though he certainly isn't a ratings draw (and Punk is one of my favorite wrestlers) it is humorous to poke fun at some of the Punk haters who are even more dogmatic in their views thinking one guy is causing a ratings slump in a product full of creative problems
OMGZ PUNKZ DOESN'T DRAWZ RATINGZ WILL INCREASE TO 3.5 IF THEY TAKE HIM OFF TELEVISIONZ
You have a very hyperbolic thought process.
Someone thinking that Punk is the biggest problem of the show now drawing does NOT = they think Punk is the only problem of the show. That's just a strawman argument for you to more easily argue against while you ignore the actual argument.
It's dumb to act like Punk isn't significantly at fault when he's been spotlighted the ENTIRE TIME ratings have been falling. At some point, you have to open your eyes and see what the common denominator is. Punk gets the most air time, most of the mic time on the show period, and has the main story always circle around him.
If Punk can't pull ratings up as the main star, he shouldn't be in that position. That's what this boils down to.
Originally Posted by The Cynical Miracle
No Ryback for the first two hours = Ratings Prosper
Ryback gets 2 minutes on hour three = Ratings Die
Even with 2 minutes of airtime Ryback kills ratings. They should call him RyIcantdraw lol.
Bad take. Unadvertised, no match, no promo. . .just a run in at the tail end of the show. . for less than 2 minutes. Yet you're blaming him for the entire hour being poorly rated? Talk about straw grasping.
Even The Rock couldn't have saved that hour with an unadvertised sub 2 minute run in.