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Old 01-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Who agrees wwe,should bring back king of the ring ppv?

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I think it should be a pay per view but if the buyrates aren't there then you can't really do much.
The buyrates aren't there for most PPV's.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Who agrees wwe,should bring back king of the ring ppv?

I suppose I wouldn't mind the PPV schedule like this:

January - Royal Rumble
April - WrestleMania
May - Extreme Rules
June - No Way Out
July - Money in the Bank
Aug - SummerSlam
Sep - In Your House
Oct - King of the Ring
Nov - Survivor Series: War Games
Dec - TLC


Notice the 8 week gap between Rumble and 'Mania. I feel that would make the whole RTWM even more special. Throw in a PPV quality Saturday Night's Main Event on NBC to hype the PPV.

No Way Out would be used interchangebly for 'Chamber, Steel Cage or Hell in a Cell.

Survivor Series would introduce War Games to the WWE at last. Would give the PPV a boost.

KOTR would return, but in October.

In Your House (old PPV name) would replace Night of Champions. Hell, use the concept of give away a house to one lucky purchaser.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: Who agrees wwe,should bring back king of the ring ppv?

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The buyrates aren't there for most PPV's.
I guess this is true, but I feel KOTR would be lower.

I've always felt that the big four pay per views have been too close together, there is one pay per view between Survivor Series to Royal Rumble to Wrestlemania, but then there is a big gap to Summerslam and then to SS.
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Default Re: Should WWE bring back King Of The Ring PPV?

I think they should replace it with Over the Limit. OTL is the worst PPV in WWE history.
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Default Re: Should WWE bring back King Of The Ring PPV?

Gimmick WWE championship match
WHC match
Big profile gimmick match
Tag team championship
KOTR semi finals
KOTR finals

That would sell if booked lroperly and you had the right guys doing the right things. So you know, actually book the PPV.
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Default Re: Should WWE bring back King Of The Ring PPV?

I would love it to come back, but it never will. They have been doing the tourney every two years but nothing last year. I figure eventually they will just let it die altogether.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Default Re: Should WWE bring back King Of The Ring PPV?

The concept of tournaments in pro wrestling has always been a fantastic way to build stars in my opinion as it gives WWE a real sports-like feel that by design, pulls viewers in due to the unpredictable nature and different outcomes that the format offers. As in all major sports, tournaments determine which team or individual is the best through the grueling process of advancing through all qualified competitors. The winner of the tournament is the one who showed the most consistency, will power and ability to win...and those qualities are something that have been forgotten in today's WWE.

There are favorites and underdogs, and each match up presents a unique story line of its own. Just look at the upcoming NFL playoffs; the wild card rounds are producing match ups like the Redskins versus the Seahawks pitting two rookie QBs who have taken the league by storm. One of them must win, and will advance to further build the storied start to their rookie season, and ultimately their likely successful NFL career. Or look at the Bengals versus the Texans - two teams that met under the same circumstances last year in the wild card round, except this time the Bengals young QB/WR due have another year experience under their belt, the defense is playing out of their minds, and they have won 7 out of their last 8 games. The Texans who were heavily favored in last year's meeting have been skidding the tail end of the season and may very well be overtaken by the Bengals. What I'm trying to get at here is that the match ups in tournaments tell their own stories and WWE doesn't need to try and grind out forced stories because the tournament itself will help in doing that.

The King of the Ring was truly one of my favorite things in WWE, as it built a star through the simple progression of racking up wins...you remember wins? Those thing that don't seem to mean anything in today's WWE...

Money in the Bank was the replacement for the King of the Ring tournament that WWE came up with as a way to give a superstar that "next step". However, while Money in the Bank still has its intrigue, it often times fails to build stars, usually hot shotting an under card talent to the top via a simple cash in. While it can work sometimes, it loses it's magic over time and really is a method more conducive of a heel character. However, through the tournament approach, said superstar gains credibility throughout the tournament - heel or face - by advancing and showing the ability to string wins together and "earn" their shot (whether it be by fair, by the books methods, or by cheating).

The best format of the King of the Ring tournament was when the winner gained a title shot at Summerslam which really gave an extra something to look forward in the summer months. I would love if WWE brought back the tournament and used it to build stars, as I think it would really help them develop the guys who I know they want to get to the next level, but just can't seem to figure out how.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:57 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Default Re: Should WWE bring back King Of The Ring PPV?

Since they are REALLY building up Summerslam to basically be lil' Wrestlemania, why not have the KOTR PPV take place in June in place of No Way Out/ Capitol Punishment, etc, and have it from the quarter-finals up to see who gets a shot at the World Title at Summerslam.

Make it the Royal Rumble of the Road to Summerslam and watch excitement become provoked. Make the whole show about the tournament with a world title match on the side and you're doing it right. If you plan on making Summerslam EPIC, have seasoned veterans enter the tournament every year, making it unpredictable.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Default Re: Should WWE bring back King Of The Ring PPV?

Not unless they find away to make it mean something, like being the Royal Rumble of the Summer where the winner gets a title shot at Summerslam or something big like that.

Too often, especially in recent incarnations, the King of the Ring has been used as an excuse to put people in a silly costume, and that's it. Sheamus definitely comes to mind.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:35 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Why do we, as fans, care about the buyrates and/or ratings? Seriously? I don't understand when something is brought up and people quote ratings as to why something won't happen. Let's not bring The Rock back because ratings aren't great.

I liked King of the Ring and it was always more hit than Miss. I've wiki'd it and take out the early ones where I always felt it was just for the actual gimmick, and you have winners in Bret Hart, Stone Cold, Triple H, Kurt Angle, Edge & Brock Lesnar, as well as Owen Hart, Shamrock, Booker T & Sheamus. Billy Gunn had the chance to be a better King than he was. I thought Regal winning it was genius as well and would have loved for that have gone further.

In 2013 they could have so many winners out of former champions such as Miz, Bryan and Ziggler, or try and forward the careers of somebody like Antonio Cesaro and give them instant impact.

I think it would sell in 2013 as well. If they had to they could even add it to a PPV, Summerslam 2013: King Of The Ring.
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