Just finished booking my 3rd CZW PPV on TEW - Cage of Death. Bit disappointed with the show to be honest, not because of the show itself, which was damn solid
, but with the attendance and buyrate. My first PPV sold out the Asylum Arena (5000 seats) and got about 1100 buys. This one didn't sell out and got 890ish buys. I really don't understand:
It's headlined by Knox vs Goldberg
, for christs sake. People should be buying the PPV based on that alone. It was a solid 18 minute main event Cage of Death bout, in which Knox got the pinfall victory and retained the CZW World Title thanks to interferences from Vince Russo, Russo's henchman Viscera, Andy Leavine and Mr Fuji.
That was basically the big selling point of the PPV. The Jerry Lynn/Chuck Taylor feud never really took off and was half assed by me and there was a Mike DiBiase/Road Warrior Animal feud going into the PPV that I think Animal just dragged down. The low buy rate may
have been because of all the Monty Brown angles but there's no real way to be sure. You can't just debut Monty Brown without giving him a large amount of the PPV to shine. Also that Andy Leavine/Mae Young match was
a Cage of Death match, I had to put over Russo as a cruel heel boss. Somehow it was better than my opening match though, so Rey Mysterio's cousin and the guy in the panda costume have something to fucking think about.
I was also missing some of my big draws, Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels, due to them working somewhere else, and I forgot to book Tajiri. I brought the buyrate upon myself. Although it was always a one match card.