Tag Teaming With James Ellsworth
Join Date: Sep 2007
why Mark Henry is actually a ratings draw...and Im defending Orton
I imagine this will get interesting. In pro wrestling you have your all time biggest draws ever...Hogan, Andre, Stone Cold,.....then comes Rock....and then just below that you get Cena, Batista, HHH, Taker....and believe it or not then you get Big show and Mark Henry for example. Mark Henry is actually a decent draw. The big question is why is a big star like Randy...who is mega over not a big draw....yet Mark Henry is a bigger draw?
IMO i think people who take time out of their weekends to watch smackdown want to see something fresh. Orton as a champ is not new and if you havent noticed he draws a little better when he's chasing. The live crowd and tv land gets a little bored when he has the title because he is in all likelyhood going to win and retain for a while. Henry on the other hand is a wildcard and lets face it...just like mysterio draws the hispanics.....henry draws more african americans. I know a few african americans that got more invested in wrestling when henry was champ. Henry however is an amazing heel regardless. Henry represents fresh and has a huge backing in a minortiy group....while Orton is expected to have the title....the crowd expects it...and therefore when Orton is champ....the idea of anything can happen on a live show loses its value.