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.)
So is it making too much of an arm wrestling contest to say that the people who won will get the contracts? I think Jake pretty much has it squared away for the men--let's face it, he at least *looks* better physically.