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Old 10-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Default Re: Whether you like him or not CM Punk is now carrying a lot of the company weight.

As far as what this thread should be about he is carrying as much of the load as Cena does if not more nowadays. Punk is doing more media stuff than and events from radio interviews, podcast, comic con, etc. Was working both Raw and Smackdown live events like Cena had to do when Orton was out. Now with Cena hurt right now Punk is 100% the main workhorse this week being a good example as he worked Raw, Main Event and Smackdown the same week. So yeah they depend heavily on Punk obviously.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #42 (permalink)
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He is one of the very few reasons people watch the show lately. It's too bad that Punk exists in this era, he could have been much bigger a decade ago.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #43 (permalink)
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We live in 2012 people.Ratings mean nothing now.I love the product right now.I started again enjoying what I see.I don't know why you always have to complain about something.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:44 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Default Re: Whether you like him or not CM Punk is now carrying a lot of the company weight.

Yes, ratings are irrelevant to us, since we don't profit off them. However, we know that WWE does. That's why Punk was removed from the Main Event slot in December. Yes, Punk CAN be a Main Eventer, but he's not a draw, and won't be no.1. However, that's not a problem, since he can help elevate new faces by being a badass heel.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:27 AM   #45 (permalink)
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say what you want, but hes probably the only reason to watch right now
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Default Re: Whether you like him or not CM Punk is now carrying a lot of the company weight.

Ratings are low because the show's too long. Three-hour specials always suffered in the ratings every time they were on because the 8:00 hour would drag the average way down. It shouldn't be a surprise at all that that's going on now that Raw is three hours.

Punk, Cena, and Bryan are the legit draws right now, all you have to do is look at the shirts in the crowd.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:25 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Default Re: Whether you like him or not CM Punk is now carrying a lot of the company weight.

Punk drew at all times,its not his fault that the others are losing viewers,man imagine if Punk wasen't there the ratings would be in the low 2.0s stop the blind hate rating aren't sinking because of Punk,the product is shit.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:40 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Default Re: Whether you like him or not CM Punk is now carrying a lot of the company weight.

The product is weak and the format of three hours is causing a hemorrhaging of viewers.

On one hand, Punk is carrying a great deal of the weight of the company right now. As he should, being WWE Champion and all. It was BS when he was midcarding while Cena was ceaselessly main-eventing in the first half of the year.

On the other hand, the ratings aren't good.

On yet another hand, the ratings not being good is not necessarily indicative that CM Punk is some kind of horrible anti-draw as some in this thread have stated. Those who have drawn terrifically overall have had poor stretches in this regard. Steve Austin as a heel in late 2001 was the centerpiece of a product that was doing less successful, overall, than the product which featured babyfaces Austin and Rock juxtaposed with heel Triple H a year earlier, for instance. Triple H at the top in, say, 2003, produced very few memorably good results in terms of "drawing." Etceteras...

And yet on the other hand still (we're now at four), none of this is to say that Punk is some sort of major, unquestionably powerful drawing force.

But like others before him, both huge drawing stars and those who experienced comparative fallow periods and those who never quite became massive draws, he is currently carrying a great deal of the company right now. This thread should really be about that, about why that is (hint: WWE has sucked at creating new stars while a bunch of older guys have either retired or become part-timers and now they've backed themselvse into relying on a guy if for no other reason than because the main event level roster is incredibly thin), what it means for the present and the future, and an evaluation of how Punk has done in being a pillar of the product and one of WWE's only three or four "Atlas" figures, holding the WWE world up above their shoulders at this moment in time. Not what last week's Raw rating was or some trivial bullshit like that. Goddamn a good portion of this place has become more about a few numbers every week than back-and-forth discussion and analysis of what is actually going on. There's a sticky Ratings thread for that.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:22 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Default Re: Whether you like him or not CM Punk is now carrying a lot of the company weight.

I said it before and I will say it now too the product is good but the show is way too long to watch it live.WWE has 6 shows where recaps are shown so you can't really miss anything special plus you can see the interesting moments via WWEfannation channel.Then add all the other shows who have only recaps and of course full shows from torrents or even Youtube(as i have seen lately).
My point is don't rate something by TV ratings.
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