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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Someone hasn't been drinking the Kool-Aid
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#1 Posted on 5.10.02 2311.13
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Flipping through the channels during the Arkansas-Volunteers overtime bonanza, I came across an item on Confidential that I found very amusing. They had RVD looking at WWE merchandise, and some of the letters were in crayon. Now, the real funny thing is that they admitted the letters were from children, which goes completely against the company line that the WWE does not market towards children, only towards the target demographic of 18-35 year old men. Its always fun when they do the slip ups on their own edited shows. Check hotjobs this coming week for a job in merchadising, because someone will probably get the ax for this one.
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#2 Posted on 5.10.02 2313.35
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if anyone's gonna get the axe, it's the director or producer of the show - the merchandise lady didn't decide what to air.
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#3 Posted on 6.10.02 0024.00
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They'd be really stupid to not admit that they have a pre-teen audience, though. On every show there's at least a couple of crowd shots where you can see 8 to 10 year-old kids.
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#4 Posted on 6.10.02 0321.28
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I doubt anyone would get fired over a segment on Confidential that few will see. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy confidential, but it doesn't get Superbowl ratings.

And I always thought the WWE claimed that the kiddies weren't their *primary* audience, not that they never wanted kids to watch.
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#5 Posted on 6.10.02 1950.10
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I think the toy commercials during Raw would disprove the fact that they don't acknowledge their younger audience.
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#6 Posted on 6.10.02 2002.50
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    Originally posted by Mack Salmon
    I think the toy commercials during Raw would disprove the fact that they don't acknowledge their younger audience.


It always cracks me up in the WWE toy commercials that they have guys in their 20s playing with the Undertaker dolls or whatever. Like the toy Tiantron is being marketed to guys who will secretly play with it on the job. Just one more reason I love wrestling.
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#7 Posted on 6.10.02 2224.47
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    Originally posted by Ana Ng[quotemid . . . I always thought the WWE claimed that the kiddies weren't their *primary* audience, not that they never wanted kids to watch.


WWE claims they don't *market* towards kids.

They openly admit that kids do watch, just that "it isn't WWE's intention that kids should watch."
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