Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Aug 2006
Re: John Cena (WHC) vs. Randy Orton (WWE Champion) - TLC MATCH FOR BOTH TITLES
Those non or screwjob finishes don't hurt the buyrates. Look at 98: From Breakdown to Valentines Day Massacre, every PPV had a non or screwjob finish, that's 6 (!) PPV's in a row. And it didn't hurt their buyrates one bit, in fact 99 drew much bigger buyrates than 98. Every other aspect of business was also up in 99.
Those finishes are no big deal in the grand scheme of things. What is a problem are atrocious angles, bad booking, childish characters, silly storylines and just overall lazy writing. These are the reasons for poor buyrates.
Last edited by murder; 11-29-2013 at 08:15 PM.