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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Yes he was. Biggest on the roster actually. SD 2003 was significantly higher than 2004, that year they were working TVs in 3k arenas sometimes. First of all, WM19 never did "worst of all time", and second, selling point match was Hogan/Vince, Vince blamed that along with the Seattle market. "Brock had to work all of the house shows" ?? Nobody worked all the house shows, they had brand shows and HHH was working most of the year on his brand with his injury, Brock and Angle drew bigger on their brand.
When Brock left SD was a dead program, around that time Angle was also injured and that started the fall of the show to what it is now. Vince himself said on OTR interview that Brock was becoming bigger attraction every year and he did everything to keep him. In late 2003 Brock signed a huge contract, Vince offered him that deal because he was the top star of the company. That contract will also become a big problem for Brock when he left because according to it he couldn't wrestle until it expired(2009-2010 IIRC). I don't think you know about this situation from what you wrote there. Most of it not close to reality.
The standard for success is never biggest of all time, according to that logic, any basketball player besides Jordan is worthless. WM29 has the potential to break it if they're doing Rock/Brock. Until now he did good business, on TV he did peak most of the time or did record opening like this week and sold out shows after his return in Apri + the increase on PPV at ER and probably Summerslam, not happening without his name on it.