Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
I wonder if roadkill's ready to tell us how exactly 2012 WWE can be "worse than dead."
I also wonder how many ‘haters of current WWE’ here are actually worried about the ratings slump. I'm talking legitimately concerned for the company’s future. Let it be known that there should be no real reason to be worried from their perspective of things. Decreasing interest from those in TV land might mean management will start changing their weekly format around and if not, well, it'll be the company's loss really. With the way some people respond to today's programming, you'd think that they are losing out more by sitting the shows instead of hoping, by some miracle, they'll be threatened with extinction. For instance, I would be quite satisfied if their trump card in The Rock were to perform under their original expectations so they'll drop this silly notion of 'holding out hope’ for ol’ faithful, instead of being proactive with the current roster and formatting problems that are likely to exist.
Let's be honest, what the hell is a part time wrestler/movie star going to do with the main championship? Be entertaining for his fans I suppose, but it's only a temporary solution for the company's existing issues. One of those issues, by the way, will surely grow, as a part-timer walking out champion will continue to undermine everything involved with the immediate roster and product. Old guys like the Rock are temps for helping out current standings. Pro wrestling stars are always going to replace one another for the upcoming generations of fans. If the company can’t build stars from this roster for future proceeds, well, it’ll certainly feel the consequences.
You have nothing to gain from a product that sucks. You only prosper if the company is producing the goods, and they do, in turn, reap the rewards as well. If people are really disenchanted with how things are being run there’s no need to stick by it through ‘loyalty.’ If it runs itself into the ground, does it really matter if it sucked for you? Isn’t it more a case of ‘good riddance to bad rubbish’?
And who sits through three hours worth of stuff they hate anyway?