None. More. Hated.
I know their hands might be tied but I tune out as soon as they start showing old matches, especially when the commercial breaks stretch a 20 minute match to 45. Like no thank you.
Imagine if they re-ran the gauntlet match that Seth was in. With proper commercials, they could stretch that out to last the entire show.I know their hands might be tied but I tune out as soon as they start showing old matches, especially when the commercial breaks stretch a 20 minute match to 45. Like no thank you.
It's not headed there. It's headed towards an acquisition by Disney or ESPN. And that will bring a different set of challenges - who would a Disney or ESPN place in charge of an acquired WWE? Would it be a HHH? Or would it a modern-day Jim Herd?lmao....you get the rating you deserve when you push geeks, women's wrestling, work rate, and g rated nonsense. None of that has ever drawn before. And it never will in the future. Can't wait to see Showstopper and Validreasoning defend this rating.
I'm wondering how low WWE ratings have to get before even their most ardent defenders say the show is terrible, the drop in viewership is terrible, and if changes aren't made that WWE will be off Cable TV in the next 5 years and relagated to network. Bc that's where this is headed. WWE is a niche product getting smaller and smaller.
A few months ago I would have agreed. But the pigheaded obsession with holding WrestleMania 36 shows Vince will always be old school carny, despite the fact he hates wrasslin. He'll pull the company back into the high school gym/regional promotion it was in 1970 rather than make sensible decisions or lose that chairman role. Hell, he nearly achieved rock bottom 25 years ago.It's not headed there. It's headed towards an acquisition by Disney or ESPN. And that will bring a different set of challenges - who would a Disney or ESPN place in charge of an acquired WWE? Would it be a HHH? Or would it a modern-day Jim Herd?
Good point. Let's do 5 year increments:Okay, there are a tonne of variables for such a low number but it does show that people are not gonna sit through a 3 hour show and wait to listen to Heyman cut the exact same promo he has cut for the last 6 years.
I mean The Rock debuted, went through a number of different alterations of his character, invented different catchprases, then went off to Hollywood in 6 years.
You got peak Austin from 96 to 02 which included heel turns, face turns, evolution of his character.
In fact if you switched on Summerslam 01, a lot on the roster were slightly tweaked characters from Royal Rumble 01, let alone Royal Rumble 95.
Yet you have Heyman delivering his same old schtick for years and years.
One word - boring
We've heard it all before.
And its not just a Heyman problem. Reigns is stuck in 2014 forever. Rollins has a new nickname but he is still the same guy he has always been. Becky has run through the entire womens division and her act is beyond stale.
WWE waa different in 01 than it was in 99. It was different in 96 to what it was in 93. It was different in 2005 to what it was in 2002. They constantly kept things fresh.
Yet now its been stuck in a same old same old for what seems like more of a decade now.
Heymans an all time great on the mic. Give me something new. Stop sleepwalking through the same script that ive heard for more or less 6 years.