Yeah but the ratings have never been this bad with orton as the champ..........I mean punk had the lowest rated segment since 1997 what a shame
Orton is worse, all things considering.
I guess we're just ignoring the fact that no one on this planet cares about Punk's competition. Nobody likes Del Rio and Ziggler. Nobody
. I like Del Rio and I don't even like Del Rio, that's how unover he is, and Ziggler has no charisma at all, and less presence than Colin Delaney and Spike Dudley put together. Miz is a joke too, nobody takes him seriously at all (which is a shame, but it's at least understandable given his look). Not to mention, he had his momentum completely killed by Triple H's storyline, and by Kevin Nash, who he never got revenge on for Jackknifing him 40000 times, undermining his credibility. Not to mention, people are still trying to get over the fact that Punk was a jobber for 5 years, it takes time to get over a thing like that. Hell, Punk has been in the main event for 6 months, and he STILL lost about 4 PPV's in a row. Way to get people to care, job out the guy on the hot streak. Great business.
Orton gets protected like nobody else in the history of wrestling. He worked with Triple H and Cena as his competition constantly, he fought Taker at WrestleMania, he gets to do things nobody else would ever get away with like creepily kissing Vince's own fucking daughter after he DDT's her and saying that Eddie Guerrero is in Hell 4 months after he dies. He's a 9 time world champion, he's never been put into any situation that makes him look bad, and this has been going on since he got here. He's an inexcusably bad draw. Punk would be bigger than Hulk Hogan if you invested the time into him that they've put into Orton. (Not really, but he'd have the ratings on his side, at least)