Men’a Rights Activist. It’s basically a bullshit response to feminism that ignores that progressive movements are actually inclusive of issues involving men, and ignores the political stressors that women have had to overcome.
It completely clashes with the image AEW has cultivated for itself where women are going to be treated as legitimate, they stand behind their trans performer(s) and are generally going to be avoiding the shitty things WWE does. Even WWE themselves, who never fire anybody, fired this salty dweeb’s ass.
He’s not necessary. We’re not talking about a Steve Austin or Shawn Michaels here. He’d be a “solid hand” at best, and it looks pretty hypocritical to bring in an alt-right douchebag. Especially if you are going to try and appeal to advertisers.
yes, anyone quoting TNA numbers and especially WCW numbers, needs to remember TV and cable tv have changed a lot since that time, less people are watching TV live. More people DVR, or watch through other means, and many don't have cable anymore, especially younger people. Plus total viewers is not even the number that is important business wise, they can get 4 million viewers and be a dud ratings wise if it's all a bunch of old people. So even if they do less than 1 million its not a bad thing if the demo is good. That's why WWE is still top 5 most weeks even though lots of shows get bigger total viewers. Tosh.0 for instance was top 10 last week with just 600k viewers, but it skews young so it got a .3 in the demo. That's the number to watch, they will be very successful if they can get a 0.3-.5 demo in this cable tv environment. that will put them in line with other popular primetime cable shows.
Your points aren’t unintelligible, but I think there is a flip-side to every one.
I don’t think people are quoting WCW or TNA numbers in the way you are dismissing them. Of course cable is different. That is why AEW might be about to announce a major deal without any official content to their name.
The point about WCW and TNA (and WWE last year, which I think is most poignant) is that there is an audience of a few million people out there, somewhere, that are potentially interested in wrestling that isn’t WWE. Combine that with WWE viewers that aren’t interested in WWE (larger than average year-to-year drops and a poor retention rate through shows), and there’s a chance to do surprising numbers for people comparing them to say, their pre-show on WGN America.
The demo point is not incorrect, entirely, but getting 4 million viewers, even if they are old, is not insignificant, especially compared to WWE who mainly score with old men. Obviously the younger demo is more valuable, but it’s not the end-all, and there’s a chance that a hip product and with the AAA involvement (they score really well with younger people and women in Mexico) that they will get that. Obviously not certain yet, but anything that helps early perception for AEW, however you spin it, is going to be a huge boon for them.
If they get a high young demo — they can tout that. If they get more viewers in general? They can tout that too. They can tout overall network positioning if USA drops without SmackDown and whatever network they are in climbs with them (whether causal or not).
Perception is reality in media a lot of the time. Any perceived win for AEW is going to potentially manifest itself in reality and in business deals with sponsors, merchandisers, reporters, etc.
Can't get away with watching the full BTE right now but it looks lika CIMA has signed full-time with AEW, along with the Super Smash Bros.
EDIT: They also signed another Tag Team from the East Coast that we don't know yet (BTE)
Not a big fan of the Super Smash Bros, and I can see an injunction on that name. They feel very rinky-dink. Maybe that can help them stand out? Trying to be optimistic.
I guess they need jobber teams too. The Bucks and Luchas can’t beat each other very week.
Emma made a cameo win the last BTE, she might be coming from what I heard, didn't watch the episode yet
I’ve been critical of Emma’s work in the past. When she was sent out there to make other people look good in WWE, she failed big time. That being said, if they plan to use her in a different capacity, she might be more effective.
She has recognition, she’s amazingly gorgeous and she seems to have good will with fans. I think she would be a good signing. They can get her and Brandi to do rival cooking shows.
Hey, transmedia can be effective in increasing your appeal. Brandi does her stuff with alcohol recipes and Emma had something of her own brewing. Why not?