That's what sucks the most about this split thing so far.
The March 35th RAW was just Vince McMahon as #1 heel. Its
just dumb because, in the end, Vince will win and we know
Vince vs SCSA 5 years ago was good. It made sense with
the fed fresh out of main eventers. But that had no payoff
and the WWF is still going to that well.
Its also interesting to note that they tried to refuel
the Rock's face heat by putting him into a promo with the
#1 heel. They also were desperate enough to pull out
the cheap face pops Mick Foley used. I thought that was
quite telling. I bet it -still- doesn't work because
anyone gets cheered vs evil Vince.
On another note, the split ought to hurt ratings. Of
the sum total of the WWF audience, its assured a certain
percentage watch only to see certain wrestlers. This
percentage now knows it can -not- tune into whichever
brand their favorite(s) aren't on. I'm sure the
potential for this has been realized by the WWF and some
posters here but I'm just pointing it out.
But my big beef, for now, is the split focuses once again
on the McMahons instead of the belt or wrestlers. We are
guaranteed of at least yet another summer of #1 heel Vince
promo after promo after promo. Yippee.
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Or how desperate the company would be to have him. One or the other. Or both? The fact that he ever won one at all was a minor miracle so I have my doubts that he'd have been a favorite, even if everything had gone right medically and all.