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DJ FrostyFreeze
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#1 Posted on 18.6.02 1714.10
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Why oh why do I still visit this God-forsaken site? I'm really not sure. I'm sorry their beloved freinds at WCW went under, but that is no reason for them to hate on EVERYTHING WWE does every chance they get. They dont even play it off anymore. Look at how they report WWE's ratings every week, for example. If the rating stays the same as last week or actually goes up, the headline is always "Raw/Smackdown Ratings in". But if the rating drops at all from the previous week, it's always something like "Raw/Smackdown rating drops to new lows again". C'mon now, is that really necessary? Anywho, here's this week's ratings snippet I've cut & paste for today:

"In what has to be considered a major disappointment, Raw scored just a 3.9 cable rating last night according to Nielsen Media Research. That is down from last week's 4.2 and shows that knowledge of the Steve Austin situation(s) was not as widespread as they thought it was. It also shows that instead of promoting the return of the Rock and getting a big number off of the hype, they gave it away last night and did not even equal last week's number. Perhaps someday some company will learn that ratings rise slowly, and they fall slowly. Hotshotting generally has minimal effect."

First of all, earlier in the same day on that very site, they reported that the WWE didnt decide to bring The Rock back early for last night's show until this past weekend. Already knowing this, why would they take a shot at the WWE for not properly promoting The Rock's appearance ahead of time? With only a couple days notice, when would they have been able to do this exactly?

And while we're on the subject, I've been waiting a long time for the WWE to *suprise* us with something new/different they're doing, as opposed to hyping the hell out of it ahead of time and praying that not only the surprise actually lives up to the hype (which is almost never does), but that enough people believe the hype in the first place to tune in and see it happen. I think the real key is to have hot, unexpected ish happen on the show to give the people that didnt see the show a feeling that they actually missed out on something by not watching, thus (hopefully) causing them to tune in next time so they wont miss anything else. Agree? Disagree?


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#2 Posted on 18.6.02 1735.59
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I haven't visited that site in nearly 3 months. There is nothing on that site that breaks any news of great importance. 1wrestling was the reason I started using Pop-Up Stopper and it would even cause my IE to crash once and a while. There is nothing on that site you will not hear about in under a couple hours on some message board or chat room anyway.
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#3 Posted on 18.6.02 2307.01
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1wrestling.com = TRASH, please believe it.

Oh, I believe it.
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#4 Posted on 18.6.02 2352.46
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While I actually like the work they do a great deal, I will have to agree with DJ FrostyFreeze on that particular point.

Personally, I could give a rat's ass on the rating, and whether or not the Rock's return was hotshotting or not. It made everyone (the smarks, at least) happy, and that was the whole point. They knew that the fans that have stuck with them knew about the whole fiasco, and wanted to say, "Hey, everything is going to be okay. We still working on providing a good product despite the fact that Sone Cold is gone." Adn whether or not you are fan of the Rock or not, you got to gibe them that....

At least it was something. Screw the rating.
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#5 Posted on 19.6.02 0708.13
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze[quotemidI think the real key is to have hot, unexpected ish happen on the show to give the people that didnt see the show a feeling that they actually missed out on something by not watching, thus (hopefully) causing them to tune in next time so they wont miss anything else. Agree? Disagree?


    (edited by DJ FrostyFreeze on 18.6.02 1515)



Exactly. Frosty = Genius.
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#6 Posted on 19.6.02 0904.06
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1wrestling has become trash for two reasons:
1. Tommy Fierro
and
2. The godforsaken PREMIUM Area.
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#7 Posted on 19.6.02 1054.05
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Remember this: it was all a swerve, baby!

David Arquette winning the WCW title was certainly unexpected. But it was also a bad idea. Being "unexpected" for the sake of being "unexpected" usually results in failure. Heck, WCW did a lot of unexpected things between 1999 and 2001.

Last year, the Rock's return *was* expected, and it generated a huge rating. Giving the fans what they want by developing logical storylines is much more imporant than delivering swerve after swerve.

That being said, yes, 1bob does suck.
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#8 Posted on 19.6.02 1202.13
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David Arquette winning the WCW title was certainly unexpected. But it was also a bad idea. Being "unexpected" for the sake of being "unexpected" usually results in failure. Heck, WCW did a lot of unexpected things between 1999 and 2001.

Nobody said anything about swerves. In most cases, swerves = TRASH. There is a fine line between the "unexpected" (or a suprise) and a swerve. The Rock's return Monday night was unexpected, but not exactly a swerve. Not in the general sense of the term, anyway. Second of all, Monday night deffinitely does not fit under the catagory of "Unexpected just for the sake of unexpected", and shouldnt even be mentioned in the same sentence as David Arquette's WCW title win.

Last year, the Rock's return *was* expected, and it generated a huge rating.

I dont disagree with that. All I'm saying is that I think it's a better idea to actually suprise people with something new/different than announce the hell out of it ahead of time. Hyping things ahead of time is not a bad idea at all. I just think the way to bring the "Must see" feel back to the shows is to have exciting, unexpected ish happen so that the folks that didnt catch the show actually get the feeling that they missed out on seeing something cool, thus (hopefully) making them want to watch the next show so they dont miss anything else.

I know I said most of that already, I just wanted to re-explain my position. I'm not the most well-spoken(well-typed?) guy in the world, you know. I just wanted to make sure it all came out ok.
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#9 Posted on 19.6.02 1202.24
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#10 Posted on 19.6.02 1440.32
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This really isn't about the topic, but DJFrostyFreeze, your posts are very hard to read at times. I don't mind the different colors, but you ended up putting the stuff you replied to in black. Some people have a black background, and black writing on a black background, of course, is not readable.
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#11 Posted on 19.6.02 1610.28
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Sorry about that.
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#12 Posted on 21.6.02 1146.28
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    Originally posted by Fazzle
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Now that's funny!
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#13 Posted on 22.6.02 1409.56
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I remember a few years back at 1wrestling's message board I asked Dave Scherer if he and Bob Ryder battled each other in Pokemon. Ryder kept talking about some pet rock and Scherer dissed me along with DocAwesome who was known there for lying about his daughter having cancer. I ended up posting a reply asking Bob Ryder if the only time he ran in his life was when chasing a donut down a hill and got banned for it. The only brightspot of 1wrestling's board was having LuchaGoyle from LuchaSwag and Highspots working there.

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