Paid Members IANdrewDiceClay Posted August 28, 2011 Paid Members Share Posted August 28, 2011 I was really The F4W Board and Dave Meltzer posted this bit of information and opinion regarding the MITB show drawing 185,000 buys after a red hot series of angles: Even though this show would have been lucky to do 95,000 domestic without the angle, it was sad because it was proof positive how badly they've damaged the casual fan audience when it comes to angles and buying PPV shows. WWE used to be able to fluctuate between 300,000 and 700,000 for non-Mania, SS or Rumble shows, which is a wide gap, if they had the right guys and right programs in place. Now they are locked into very predictable and very steadily declining numbers, and even when they come up with what seems to be an excellent angle, the only people who care are the ones who were buying in the first place. Dont want to come across as a negative prick, because I do enjoy Raw, but nothing seems to ever last in wrestling anymore. There's many angles that get off the ground and then get left behind in the dirt. Like the Orton/McMahon angle that had everyone pissing themselves with anticipation at what was to come. Then the Nexus angle, which so compelling the first few weeks. I remember saying what Meltzer said on here a few weeks ago. There was a time, even during the down period that fans would buy "just in case". Granted they've lost some big stars in recent years as well. And the only thing I see as a glaring fault with the change in its target audience is the lack of gimmick matches on PPV. Or at least the lack of ones where you expect someone to either bleed or a full on garbage type thing which was a big fixture in WWE for years. What do you lot think. I feel I'm trying to say something without actually saying it, but I hope I got my question across Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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