Getting over in the mid-card
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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
The ratings in the 3rd hour would spike if Rocky was Champion, but the rest of the show won't spike..maybe just go up a bit.
Even if the Champ's awesome, he can't carry 3 hours. Maybe 2, but definitely not 3
Here's what would boost ratings:
Storylines (at the same time)
Meangiful midcard storylines to gain interest for the rest of the show
AKA, they can turn everything around this Wrestlemania if they make 5 great storylines that have interesting progression every week instead of one great storyline and a bunch of thrown-together-1-minute-before-the-promo storylines. That was my problem with last year's WM. Besides Rock/Cena (which wasn't even written that well, they relied far too much on "Dwayne" and bad jokes, Cena wasn't serious until 1 week before the match, and even then it was a taped promo. When he got to the ring he was his Barney the Dinosaur self again) everything else was kinda shit. Taker/HHH was fantastic, but it kinda wrote itself, and they had 3 veterans to help them. The writers don't really deserve credit here. Punk/Jericho was a travesty. It was just boring, with Jericho calling Punk CM Drunk and saying he's the BITW. It's like they couldn't give them a real reason to have conflict so they just wrote out of their asses and hoped the match would make up for it. It didn't. Also, Sheamus/Bryan was terrible. Both the match and storyline. Plus, WWE had no "redemption" storyline for Bryan to bring himself back up after losing in 30 seconds. The fans literately had to force WWE to keep Bryan relevant. WWE was trying to make him the next Jack Swagger. As if they don't have enough jobbers, now they're trying to use former WHCs.
They've done this before. Why can't they write more then 1 storyline at a time? Is Vince nickel-and-diming on the writing team?
Last edited by sesshomaru; 12-09-2012 at 09:02 AM.