Trying to Impress Vince McMahon
Join Date: Oct 2012
Re: The Shield Discussion Thread
I understand about "the rub" and putting over the younger generation and all that. Thank you for attempting to explain. I grasp the concept. What I am saying is that from a narrative standpoint, a run-in screwjob of an ending to something that has been built up as the Rubicon no one can cross - like The Streak - would be very unsatisfying to a large portion of the viewing audience. Even if it was the lead up to an amazing plotline, like a Punk face redemption, or an NWOesque faction's domination, I don't think it would be embraced as a good storytelling decision.
Punk wins clean, there will be critics who are not pleased. But it is not the end of the world, and sets us up for WM30, with a rematch and (hopefully) retirement. Heyman World Order screws over The Undertaker, and there will be tears and recriminations.
As for who's buying WrestleMania seats, I think we need to define our terms better. There are Smarks - crotchety old characters like us who watch tape from the indies and dissect motivations of fictional characters and fantasy book when we should be working or whatever. There are Fans - who love the product, for the most part, and cheer for who they're supposed to, with a few exceptions. And then there are Casuals - they might catch an episode of RAW or watch a PPV at a sports bar, but they're not invested.
Ainsi sera, groigne qui groigne.
Last edited by Asenath; 03-03-2013 at 02:42 AM.