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Re: WWE could have had a boom period in 2005
I don't think they could've had a boom period in 2005. They definitely could've had a VERY successful period but I don't see them getting 6s and 7s in the ratings. Their ceiling was 5s and they came close to that many times. What fucked up their chance at consistently getting b/t 4.0-5.0 in the ratings was them sticking Batista on Smackdown and starting the Super Cena push only 2 months after they won their titles. Following WM 21 they had EVERYTHING going for them. They finally had two stars in Batista and Cena who could carry the company for the next few years, they had young heels in Edge and Orton, they had veteran star power like Triple H,RVD,Taker, HBK, Jericho, Eddie, Benoit, & Angle. Then they had young guys like Mysterio, Benjamin, Carlito, and Masters who seemingly were all gonna be in the main event by at least 2007. Then they had Hogan back during his resurgence in the mainstream media with his VH1 show. And, that's not including the ECW revival. And, Vince fucked it all up. He was in much better shape in 2005 than he was in 1997 and he somehow managed to fuck it up. First, they move Batista to Smackdown and put Cena on Raw. Back then, Smackdown and Raw were two brands with two different types of fans. They was a portion of the audience that only watched one show and not the other. So, some Raw fans didn't like seeing their guy moved. Nor did they like Cena. Now, instead of the WWE keeping Cena with his rapper gimmick to keep some fans on his side, they decided to slowly strip him of what made him popular and he became and unbeatable force within weeks of getting drafted. He even won handicap matches CLEAN. He never lost and he beat fan favorite heels like Christian, Angle and Jericho. It took 2 months for fans to turn on Cena and Vince only pushed him harder. That's one problem. The second problem was Vince not doing anything of note with Batista on Smackdown. While Cena is feuding with Jericho, Bischoff, and Angle; Batista is feuding with JBL. Batista's only good feud on Smackdown was with Eddie. Then Eddie passes and Batista gets hurt. So,now he's out with a torn back and he's lost a lot of momentum. So, they turn the less popular champion into a superhero and make the most popular champion almost irrelevant if not for his title. That's what mainly cost them a chance at having a boom period in 2006 and 2007. They fucked up both Cena and Batista. Batista lost a lot of momentum between WM 21 and his injury and Cena was not ready to be the number one guy. They should've given Batista a year to be the man on Raw and gave Cena a year to improve as a top face and then made a decision following WM 22.
:ti at people thinking Punk was gonna create a boom period in 2011. He had the internet on fire after that promo and MITB couldn't even get 200k buys despite it being the most interesting WWE storyline in YEARS. The one thing Punk drew well in was merchandise. He could've been a viable number two guy or the top heel but he was not gonna create a boom period.
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