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Finn's more popular with casuals than smarks if this site is anything to go by. Also, AJ's about to lose to both Finn and then Jinder, and all this after losing clean to Corbin.

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Re: Biggest reason for WWE attendance drop?

Its a long list, but to narrow it down to one particular thing; general decision making. Who they push, how they push them, the booking of feuds, the arrogance of deciding they know what the fans want. Its a company run by people who want a niche product that only appeals to them.

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They were about as psisied as the next year with Rusev not winning it either but guess who did. So again, did the internet fans want Reigs as the FOTC? Do they want him as the FOTC today? Did the fans want Jindar Mahal as the champion on Smackdown?
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Re: Biggest reason for WWE attendance drop?

Biggest reason:

They just don't care. They make a pretty solid figure with Network etc. They could be a lot better but they just don't care or think outside of the box. Also Vince in denial.
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Re: Biggest reason for WWE attendance drop?

Product is stale, but Vince or whoever wont budge. I cant devote 5 hours a week watching it anymore.
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Re: Biggest reason for WWE attendance drop?

- The completely and utterly awful presentation of the majority of their performers
- Big matches being nonsensically booked on TV rather than PPV - making the aura fade away and the anticipation factor disappear
- Lack of legendary names to call upon to get themselves out of a hole
- Trolling and insulting their own audience because they think it's hilarious - well, it's not really that funny anymore is it Vinnie Mac
- Jinder Mahal as WWE Champion
- The continued and sustained but failed push of Roman Reigns
- There is too much air time every week - over five hours on a standard week and over eight hours when there's a PPV or a 'special'
- RAW has had the EXACT same look for almost the past decade - there is zero atmosphere and it is moribund (Partridge reference ya dig)
- Continued spotlight on the McMahons - be it Stephanie flaunting her gremlin head or Shane 'George Gloomy' McMahon falling off things like a retard lemming
- Booking the same matches over and over and over
- Bringing people up from NXT and making them look like shit
- The commentary is horrific
- They're treating themselves as more of a brand and promotional vehicle rather than actually making the product interesting

Some are bigger reasons than others but there are plenty more.
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Re: Biggest reason for WWE attendance drop?

because it's boring as hell. too much wrestling not enough story.
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Re: Biggest reason for WWE attendance drop?

#1 = They don't do emotion driven or personal storylines anymore. 90% of feuds just happen because of run ins

#2 = There are hardly any characters or gimmicks anymore. Everyone is just some guy in tights. The "Realest Generation"? Well to audiences they're the "Blandest Generation"

#3 = Roman Reigns. EVERYONE has been sacrificed to either Roman or Brock for basically 2 whole fucken years just to get to a shitty predictable Wrestlemania rematch. Of course audiences are not gonna watch a show where literally nothing matters at all except for one match with a predictable outcome.

#4 = Roman Reigns. This guy has mainevented like 4 straight Manias. I think he is an OK talent. If the WWE stopped pushing him like he has more charisma than Austin Rock and Cena combined then audiences might come back

#5 = Brock Lesnar. The jig is up. You can't keep acting like he's a big deal, building PPVs around him and then having the actual match be a boring squash. The numbers are gonna reflect this in time but what they did to Lesnar and Strowman at No Mercy will eventually be remembered like the Finger Poke of Doom. They took the ONE dream monumental match that casual fans were desperate to see and shat all over it. Why? For Reigns and Lesnar at Wrestlemania. And casuals aren't stupid. They know what it's all about and they're fucking done


The WWE roster should grow some balls, jump off this sinking ship and start their own Wrestling company. The initial publicity alone could get them off the ground

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