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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does FOX give a single hoot about the WWE product they purchased?

Watching the debut SD episode on FOX, watching last week, and watching this awful Backstage show now, I've seen more talk about relics of the past than anyone in the actual active roster today. Whether it's the Backstage hosts, the Fox personalities when they were asked to pick who they'd draft, the commercial advertising SD that heavily featured Rock and Austin, the promotional posters for SD which featured AE guys, and so on..

Why did Fox even buy SD for their network if they don't give a crap about the current product? Or do they? Because they're not really showing they care so far, not by a long shot.

Vince is getting billions of dollars from FOX and Saudi Arabia because of their fascination with the Attitude Era, not because of anything WWE is doing today. How long he'll keep getting paid for 20+ year old creations without having done anything since I seriously wonder at this point.
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Re: Does FOX give a single hoot about the WWE product they purchased?

Of course they're gonna bank on old names. They moved to a new network and try to get old fans back, and everyone knows about Rock and Austin, less people know about...[insert any two names from the current roster].
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Re: Does FOX give a single hoot about the WWE product they purchased?

Eh, if you believe rumors, there are a few mumblings. I find it hard to believe they didn't know what they were getting though.
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Re: Does FOX give a single hoot about the WWE product they purchased?

I get the impression that FOX see their WWE buy in as another big media stage to showcase their own sporting agenda. I doubt they care less about the actual wrestling fans that have followed long term.
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Re: Does FOX give a single hoot about the WWE product they purchased?

They're selling the Stars. They're selling the names that people know and actually care about.

What would put more butts in seats; a proven anti draw charisma vacuum like Rollins, Reigns, etc or genuine Stars?
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They're selling the Stars. They're selling the names that people know and actually care about.

What would put more butts in seats; a proven anti draw charisma vacuum like Rollins, Reigns, etc or genuine Stars?
I am confused.. You hate All Indie Guys and Flippy Midgets (which is normal) but you hate on Roman?

Roman is everything the vanilla Indie hacks are not..

Big
Has Presence
Has Charisma
Has Looks
Has Muscles
Has Mic Skills
No Flippy Indie Bullshit

I don't get it

Plus you argued with Soul Rex on another thread (also an Anti-smark) you're not supposed to do that, you both hate the same thing.
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Re: Does FOX give a single hoot about the WWE product they purchased?

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I am confused.. You hate All Indie Guys and Flippy Midgets (which is normal) but you hate on Roman?

Roman is everything the vanilla Indie hacks are not..

Big
Has Presence
Has Charisma
Has Looks
Has Muscles
Has Mic Skills
No Flippy Indie Bullshit

I don't get it

Plus you argued with Soul Rex on another thread (also an Anti-smark) you're not supposed to do that, you both hate the same thing.
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Re: Does FOX give a single hoot about the WWE product they purchased?

No, most companies love pissing a billion dollars away. There's no way they possibly care.
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Re: Does FOX give a single hoot about the WWE product they purchased?

Right now I don't think they do.

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Re: Does FOX give a single hoot about the WWE product they purchased?

They obviously care, look how much time they put into promoting it across their sports platform.

I am starting to believe the rumors that they really didn't research the current product to much prior to purchase.
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