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Since: 4.2.02
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#41 Posted on
it seems like right now that the fed is in denial about the importance of the secondary titles. they're using them as a prop to get people over but they've gotten too tarnished to do that. christian, ddp and the euro strap - case in point.

i can understand the desire to keep the belt on regal for overseas tours, but how much longer do we have to wait until they get to england? i agree that the euro title needs to move to smackdown and for it to be the show's "signature" title but the how the hell are they going to get it over there?

parts of both rosters are supposed to go to australia - maybe it could change hands there? maybe we'll see one of those wwfe-hyped "trades" after backlash.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#42 Posted on

    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    Are you saying to make RAW better, you need to take away the most exciting parts?


In part, yes. Right now the WWF gives away so many matches between the most over wrestlers that the PPV's are a rip off. Note that these matches are not necessarily exciting all on their own. Many great matches are great simply due to the storyline build up between the competitors rather than the matches workrate. Frankly the workrate of the midcarders is usually far in excess of the main eventers. The top guys in the Fed are their due mainly to their abundance of charisma and character development and not because they have a fabulous repitoir of moves. (witness the Rock) So in order to keep the general interest in wrestling hihg give us the high owrkrate low-story matches for free and build slowly to the PPV high-story medium-workrate matches. The PPV is about excitement and story and not about 'rana-'rana-'shooting star press. (witness last wrestlemania hulk-rock)




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Since: 3.1.02

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#43 Posted on
Lord of the smarks, I would at least appreciate some shows with some kind of ppv intensity if the PPVs don't even have PPV intensity And remember WCW/NWA enjoyed its best periods when they were putting on great quality weekly shows and PPV's.

Anyway you have to have a good medium. I agree with bandit that WWF doesn't use PPV to finish things anymore. Now they use it to promote their weekly shows, and sometimes their ppvs are just glorified versions of that weekly show. This doesn't work especially if a fan has to pay so much money for them. If WWF is going to make fans pay 30-40 dollars for a ppv every month, it HAS to be worth it. It can't just be good, underrated, or ok. It has to be knock out of the park drag out fucking awesome. And I don't want to see in the ring interviews on PPV either like at No Way Out when they have plenty of them on their weekly tv shows.

And really, what's the difference between Vince vs. Austin and Flair vs. Austin? If they wrestle it'd probably be a better match, and Flair can talk better. But quite frankly I'm sick of the owner against the wrestler angle.




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Since: 12.2.02
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#44 Posted on
It is not people doing 20 minute beginning of show promos are bad. The wrong people are doing them. Rock and Sock deserved two hours a week, every week. As it was, the "Happy Birthday" segment drew one of the largest audiences ever for cable.
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Since: 2.1.02
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#45 Posted on
Rock and sock was amusing yes, but i doubt it would have retained it interest if it had any more exposure than it was given. Making us want soemthing is how the WWF wins not by giving it to us in copious quantities...




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Since: 19.3.02
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#46 Posted on

    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    Are you saying to make RAW better, you need to take away the most exciting parts?


The thing is, they should be the most exciting parts, not the whole friggin show.
shea
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Since: 1.2.02
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#47 Posted on

re: 20-minute "interviews"

The thing is, don't they rehearse these segments? Logic would tell you that they do. And they have the television writers/directors/producers watch the rehearsals.

So why doesn't ONE of those people stand up and say, "Guys, we have to speed this up somehow, because this is BORING AS HELL."

maybe the answer is: Because they actually think that it's exciting? They think that we're enthralled with waiting 5 minutes for HHH to complete a sentence. That we're on the edge of our seats watching Rock walk, and walk, and walk around the ring before delivering the next catchphrase. Or at the very least, that we'll watch because we have NOTHING ELSE TO TURN TO.

If you ask me, these things are cyclical. The WWF was boring once; it will be again. If it isn't already.
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#48 Posted on
Actually the thing that finally got me to miss a Smackdown for a non-sex reason was the Stacy-Vince segment. When I read the description on the WWF's own site, I felt queazy. If Vince thinks anyone wants to see him mime sexual excitement...never mind. We all know he does.
Tajiri as the "top" cruiser doesn't help much either.
Vince has managed to make the show with the better roster the more painful to watch. As someone who works in the mental health field, I applaud that level of insanity.
Bravo, VinMan, bravo.



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Since: 19.3.02
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#49 Posted on
The length of the interview seems to be fixed at twenty minutes and they stick with regardless.

a couple of years ago every show would have 8 matches lasting 32 minutes in total. which is some pretty impressive organisation. they had their highest ratings then too but i guess that was just coincidence or a cycle or something.
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#50 Posted on
I didn't like the 20 minute interviews 2 years ago either.

The 20 minute interview is just filler now. When was the last time a 20 minute interview was exciting from start to finish. Oh and I don't think Austin doing his stupid what shit for 20 minutes is exciting.




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