Originally posted by KJames199But I really don't get how you can possibly say that match was worse than Bret Hart and Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania. Two inexperienced women had a really bad opening match on the C-show. Or maybe the D-show. Whereas Bret Hart is an all-time legend having his first match in a decade, and Vince McMahon, while not a wrestler, has a history of delivering a memorable performance in big matches, and they stunk up one of the most anticipated matches on the biggest, most-watched wrestling show of the entire year. Really, it was the most disappointing match in Wrestlemania history and I don't see what else could even be considered. Context has to count for something.
I've probably seen no more than a couple of hours WWE in the last 5 years but watching that match posted above it struck me that it didn't seem that much worse than many of the Keibler/Wilson/etc matches that used to occur on a weekly basis back when I last watched. If anything the cluelessness of the two helped make some of it seem like they were putting up a bit of a struggle which is more than Keibler & co usually managed. Yeah the last 30 seconds was pretty horrendous but considering they're not wrestlers in the first place it seems a bit harsh. Why was she wearing that hoodie though??
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They are still drawing rather anemic PPV buyrates around 8-9 thousand buys for their regular PPV's and around 15-20 thousand for their bigger PPV's. Russo killed PPV's for them and it will take time to recover.