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#21 Posted on 13.3.02 0039.09 Reposted on: 13.3.09 0039.32
I don't think it is so much bitching as it is frustration. Paul Heyman was a hell of a lot better with barely a tenth of the talent pool to work with. When you know how much better it could be it becomes more and more sickening to watch it being pissed away. I keep watching in the hope it gets better. That hope is fading and with Vince having the monopoly I don't have much choice but to stop watching. When I got sick of the N.W.O. five years ago I had two alternatives. I guess my last chance is that this "split" might give me one show a week that is booked halfway decent.
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#22 Posted on 13.3.02 0937.36 Reposted on: 13.3.09 0959.02
All the fans that went away are those that were drawn in by Russo's booking, which everyone seems to hate so much. Wrestling is in a slump, as it periodically is. It'll get over it, like it always has, and then the internet community can bitch about a new group of fans that don't know anything about the history of the business.
#23 Posted on 13.3.02 1051.43 Reposted on: 13.3.09 1059.09
There will always be someone doing pro wrestling in this country. But will wrestling as a major tv program survive another year or two of erosion? We've lost 2 companies with national tv contracts in the last 18 months. The only one left has seen steady audience decline over the last 2-3 years, losing over half it's peak audience. And judging by the sentiment beginning to be expressed more and more on this board, die-hard fans are not bitching as much about the product as just simply not watching. If they lose us, what happens when the rest of the Attitude converts get bored?