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post #81 of 88 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 04:50 PM
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Re: WWE don't have the talent to do 5 hour shows : Dave Meltzer

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I don't buy that being a reason for the simple fact that they've been doing 3 hour RAW's for the better part of a decade now to the detriment of quality of the product. I mean, they went till Midnight in 2017 if I recall correctly and that was with the brand exclusive PPV's.
It was literally their first dual brand PPV after they "listened to their fans and did away with brand exclusive PPV" that they all became 4 hours with an additional hour of kickoff. Every main 4 after that became 4-5 with a 2 hour kickoff.

3-hour Raws are because it makes them more money. One of the lesser talked about reasons why WCW lost $60 million in 2000 was because they cut the third hour of Nitro.

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Re: WWE don't have the talent to do 5 hour shows : Dave Meltzer

He’s an idiot. The fanbase is the issue, not the talent. WWE could easily entertain smarks with a 5 hour show if they turned into a wrestling-centric show.
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Re: WWE don't have the talent to do 5 hour shows : Dave Meltzer

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It was literally their first dual brand PPV after they "listened to their fans and did away with brand exclusive PPV" that they all became 4 hours with an additional hour of kickoff. Every main 4 after that became 4-5 with a 2 hour kickoff.

3-hour Raws are because it makes them more money. One of the lesser talked about reasons why WCW lost $60 million in 2000 was because they cut the third hour of Nitro.
Kick offs were always there though and brand exclusive PPV's were at least 3 hours every 2 weeks. Thats at least 6 hours on Sunday, at least 12 hours on Monday and 8 hours on Tuesday. That's about 26 hours a month of WWE content . Since they ended the brand split, they're missing out on at least 2 hours of that extra content. So while the events are technically longer, there's less of them to dedicate your time to.

Also, the WWE sells their Network to investors on the idea people spending a lot of hours watching. That's a big reason why the shows are long.
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Re: WWE don't have the talent to do 5 hour shows : Dave Meltzer

If they did a 5 hour show I wouldnt even watch
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They do the long shows so they can say to their investors that people log so many minutes of the Network. It's ridiculous.
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i bet njpw does in his eyes fn scumbag
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Re: WWE don't have the talent to do 5 hour shows : Dave Meltzer

Nah, WWE absolutely had the talent to do. In fact, WWE has the the most elite talent in the world, in terms of personnel. They also have the resources, publicity and experience.
Having said thaf, 4-5 hour shows are dumb in general, especially with a 2-hour pre-show. Neither WWE or NJPW are exempt from this. In fact, no show in any medium should be considering this. Tiring af, regardless of the quality.
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Re: WWE don't have the talent to do 5 hour shows : Dave Meltzer

WWE is shit, but who the fuck watches NJPW? What is the reason for me to believe their 5 hours show are not also garbage?
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