Originally posted by Big GThe scuttlebutt on the night was that as ticket sales had been very poor, Ticket master had been offering floor seats for $100AUD, free upgrades and buy 1 get 1 free deals, so I got screwed on ticket prices, but oh well. Makes me worry a bit about the rest of the tour. If they've struggled to sell tickets in Melbourne, they'll probably really struggle elsewhere.
Regarding the attendance, if Hogan was booking smartly instead of via ego, he would've had Ric Flair pulled the upset on the first day of the tour. Then -- before an Australian press the apparently doesn't fully understand kayfabe -- Hogan should announce that because of the loss, he's starting to doubt himself, and if he loses the next match, he'll immediately retire. Something like that. Give the next show a sense of urgency & something for the local press to write about.
(It's Monday, and I'm fantasy booking for senior citizens. Am I totally AWESOME AND COOL of what?! Please don't answer that.)
Because somebody wanted to know, here's the current list of nominees in the 14th Annual rec.sport.pro-wrestling Year-End Achievement Awards. (Lists of past winners can be found at rec.sport.pro-wrestling.