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Old 01-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1) Nitro goes 3 hours, an attempt to capitalise on exhaustion of 2 shit hours. RAW goes 3 hours. An attempt to capitalise on exhaustion of 2 shit hours.

2) Nitro goes ultra PC, even not only outlawing blading but forbidding the announce team from using the word 'blood'. Raw goes ultra PC, uproar over Fred Durst flipping the bird.

3) Nitro brings in quick fix patches in the form of celebrities. Jay Leno, David Arquette. Raw brings in quick fix patches. In the form of celebrities. The Muppets. 3 Stooges.

4) Nitro brings back retirees, puts them in main event. Roddy Piper, Ric Flair. RAW brings back retirees, puts them in main event. The Rock, HHH.

5) Nitro takes small guy with questionable charisma, puts him in main event with over-40 year old past his heyday, that inadvertantly buries small guy (Kidman/Hogan). RAW takes small guy with questionable charisma. Puts him in main event against over-40 year old past his heyday. Older guy comes off better... (CM Punk/Rock)

6) Nitro spends millions (Literally millions) bringing back cash-hungry retiree (Ultimate Warrior), who shows up on absolute minimal appearances, feuds with guy over the hill (Hogan) then leaves forever. RAW spends untold millions hiring retiree (Brock Lesnar) who wants a nice payday. Shows up for minimal appearances, feuds with guy over the hill (HHH), then leaves forever.

7) Nitro finds wrestler who is incredibly over (Goldberg), then buries him in atrocious angles with fat brawlers from UFC. RAW finds wrestler who is incredibly over (Bryan). Then buries him in mid-card in atrocious comedy angle.

8) Nitro has the entire roster fed to one man. Hogan. RAW has the entire roster fed to one man. Cena.

9) Nitro has commentators oversell and attempt to alter reality ("LISTEN TO THESE FANS!! - Schiavone on piped-in canned post-production chants). RAW has commentators oversell and attempt to alter reality. ("The WWE universe has spoken" - Michael Cole on fans 'electing' John Cena a Slammy, while crowd actually thunders "CENA SUCKS!! in the background").

10) Nitro is still being written, even after broadcasting has began (!!). RAW is being written, even after broadcasting has already began...

11) Under leadership from a member of the Kliq (Nash), Nitro begans broadcasting its first of three hours with 5 minutes of wrestling and 55 minutes of ads and promos. Under leadership from a member of the Kliq (HHH) RAW begins broadcasting its first of three hours with 6 minutes of wrestling, and 54 minutes of promos, ads and recaps.

12) On many a Nitro before a typical PPV, virtually no mention is made of the PPV or the card. While not on the same level, a growing trend for RAW - run in to a PPV and barely even recognise its existence.

13) Under leadership of a member of the Kliq, Nash, member of the Kliq hogs spotlight despite being over the hill, Nash. Under leadership of member of the Kliq, HHH, member of the Kliq main events himself with retiree, hogging spotlight. HHH.

14) Member of the Kliq kisses ass of top brass. Nitro. Nitro goes down the shitter. Member of the Kliq kisses ass of the top brass (Literally, TMI). RAW goes down the shitter.

15) Nitro moves the crowd cameraside. RAW moves the crowd cameraside.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: The end of Nitro vs RAW: A Comparison

it is easy to construe some similarities, and i dont wanna diminish your thoughts, but i am not sure what you wanna suggest.
that raw is near to their end?
because that thought is bullshit, especially the way you have construed it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OP, if you're trying to imply that Raw is near the end then I have to disagree with you. In fact, Nitro wasn't even at the end of it's run. Eric Bischoff wanted to buy it, he just didn't have the channel that he wanted to air it on. So the WWE swooped in and took everything and therefore Nitro was cancelled.

One of the main reasons behind the end of Nitro was to do with the business side of things which were awful for WCW at the time. WWE are doing very good business if you look at the grand scheme of things and are far from going out of business.
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It's in the OP. The end of Nitro vs RAW.

Not 'The end of Nitro vs the end of RAW.

Although I could make an argument for the end of RAW on the USA Network. This week drew a 2.31. The USAN can purchase a show for half the price of RAW that'll get that rating. Why shouldn't they?
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Raw is Over
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Those Nitro examples were several different years

A couple were from when it was fairly hot
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Nitro brings back retirees, puts them in main event. Roddy Piper, Ric Flair. RAW brings back retirees, puts them in main event. The Rock, HHH.
This has been done with various companies for decades.

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Nitro takes small guy with questionable charisma, puts him in main event with over-40 year old past his heyday, that inadvertantly buries small guy (Kidman/Hogan). RAW takes small guy with questionable charisma. Puts him in main event against over-40 year old past his heyday. Older guy comes off better... (CM Punk/Rock)
Punk has questionable charisma? What show you been watching?

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Nitro finds wrestler who is incredibly over (Goldberg), then buries him in atrocious angles with fat brawlers from UFC. RAW finds wrestler who is incredibly over (Bryan). Then buries him in mid-card in atrocious comedy angle.
Bryan's career is going pretty good right now, sorry he doesn't win world titles every week. Geez.

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Nitro has the entire roster fed to one man. Hogan. RAW has the entire roster fed to one man. Cena.
Punk has been champ for over a year and Cena had his worst pay per view winning percentage ever in 2012.

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Under leadership from a member of the Kliq (Nash), Nitro begans broadcasting its first of three hours with 5 minutes of wrestling and 55 minutes of ads and promos. Under leadership from a member of the Kliq (HHH) RAW begins broadcasting its first of three hours with 6 minutes of wrestling, and 54 minutes of promos, ads and recaps.
Make no mistake, Vince is the leader.

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Under leadership of a member of the Kliq, Nash, member of the Kliq hogs spotlight despite being over the hill, Nash. Under leadership of member of the Kliq, HHH, member of the Kliq main events himself with retiree, hogging spotlight. HHH.
HHH is almost never around anymore.

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Member of the Kliq kisses ass of top brass. Nitro. Nitro goes down the shitter. Member of the Kliq kisses ass of the top brass (Literally, TMI). RAW goes down the shitter.
Blind Kliq hate is so obvious, but it's been going down the shitter for years.
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You didn't mention starting angles and dropping them without any explanation (Nexus, anonymous GM, Vince is exiled then comes back) and horrible stuff like Hornswoggle being the anonymous GM


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7) Nitro finds wrestler who is incredibly over (Goldberg), then buries him in atrocious angles with fat brawlers from UFC. RAW finds wrestler who is incredibly over (Bryan). Then buries him in mid-card in atrocious comedy angle.
That is a ridiculous statement for two reasons. 1. Bryan was never incredibly over. In fact he brought numbers down with all his championship matches against CM Punk. 2. You're comparing the hype surrounding GOldberg to Daniel Bryan. At his peak Bryan was barely over. Much like Ryback all he had was a chant.
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Lesnar's ROI has already covered his 5 million salary.
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- Having a celebrity become a World Champion

WCW: David Arquette

WWE: The Rock (it's sure to happen)
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