I think with the situation WWE is presently in, the best bet they would have is to keep the current number of PPVs. They could just alternate between being a Raw show and a Smackdown show, with only 2 being cross overs. Those 2 would be Royal Rumble and King of the Ring. Those shows can involve everybody make winning those events mean something. And for Wrestlemania and SummerSlam, make them they main PPVs for Raw and Smackdown (one for each). By doing this, it will force the writers to slow down the storylines and will re-educate the fans to expect things to take their time.
And for Wrestlemania and SummerSlam, make them they main PPVs for Raw and Smackdown (one for each). By doing this, it will force the writers to slow down the storylines and will re-educate the fans to expect things to take their time.
There is no way that WrestleMania should be anything but the Super Bowl of wrestling that features everybody. Can you imagine a WrestleMania without Angle, Benoit, Undertaker, Lesnar, etc.?
I was born in a manger, like that other guy. You know, he wore a hat?
You know what I find funny? The idea that anyone with a functioning brain thinks there'd be more than two thousand people in the free world right now that would buy a RAW brand PPV. There are currently, on the RAW roster, no stars with a history of drawing buyrates. Triple H only drew against Austin, Rock, Jericho and other such popular athletes. Some of the currently listed RAW "stars" include people either fired, agents, injured, or unrecognizable by 99% of todays audience: Big Boss Man, Bubba Ray, Chris Norwinski, Bradshaw, D'Lo, Jackie Gayda, Jazz, Johnny Stamboli, Justin Credible, Kevin Nash, Linda Miles, Lita, Raven, Shawn Stasiak, Stacy Keibler, Terri, Eric Bischoff, Jacquline. Of 43 Raw "stars" that's 18 that either can't wrestle, or have been taken off the show and moved to heat for some outrageous reason. Of those 25 left, one can't work, straight-up, in a halfway decent match and has had an incosistent character for the last 2 years. That's Big Show. Some have been booked too poorly to draw anytime soon, that's Spike, Steven Richards, and Tommy Dreamer. 21 talents left. Some have awful gimmicks that have shown no signs of drawing, like Storm, Test, Christian, Regal and Rico. There's 16 left now. That leaves health concerns with several others like Jamal and Rosie (clearly sloppy), Triple H (prone to injury), Ric Flair (older talent, not a full-time wrestler), Shawn Michaels (same thing) and Jeff Hardy (god knows what's wrong with him). I believe we're down to 10. Of these 10 reliable talents, ladies and germs, one is a sort of fat, sub-par comedy act worker (Goldust) who can't seriously draw on his own. Three of them are women's wrestlers (trish, molly, victoria), which, as we all know "no one cares about" and which we have all seen every possible combination of. Of the 6 remaining Raw stars, we have Kane, Booker T, RVD, Hurricane, Randy Orton, and Chris Jericho. One is a rookie who can't be relied upon to draw, that's Orton gone. One is a crusier on a show with no crusiers, who is also a comedy act, that's Hurricane. Of four left, one, and the best wrestler among them, Jericho, has been de-pushed since March, and has feuded extensively with two of them those being RVD and Kane. That means Jericho has one natural, never-before-seen guaranteed good match feud on this entire roster, and Booker has one. Any combination of RVD, Booker, and Kane is stupid because they're all faces right now. I don't envy Brian Gerwitz right now.
"There once lived a man named Ray Who suspected he just might be gay, he got moist around males, and he painted his nails, but his ass-f*cking gave it away."
Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad Any combination of RVD, Booker, and Kane is stupid because they're all faces right now. I don't envy Brian Gerwitz right now.
That's easily remedied, Hogan . . . (turn one of them heel)
And besides - why is a face vs. face match "stupid?"
Y2J vs. Booker is a feud that could draw . . . HHH vs. Booker is a feud that could draw . . . RVD vs. HHH is a feud that could draw . . . Kane vs. RVD is a feud that could draw . . . Y2J vs. RVD is a feud that could draw . . . Booker vs. RVD is a feud that could draw big time . . .
just to name 6 off the top of my head.
I agree that RAW PPV's would be very lacking, but not for want of a top draw - if the writers tried a little harder, it would be easy to make RVD, Booker, Y2J, Kane all top draws.
It's the fact that if they did that - there would be no one left to support the midcard.
"And in front of the entire world, I want to show my little boy that sometimes - just sometimes, you have to FIGHT to be a man." - Michael S. Hickenbottom, the man who does not take part in angles that conflict with his religion, swearing violent revenge on HHH in full view of his two-year-old son. 11:06 PM, EST. 08/05/02. This angle, which has gone from being a "clean" wrestling match to an all-out unsanctioned street fight for bloody revenge is apparently sponsored by the book of Joshua.
Well, I know a remedy for all of RAW's problems...
...wait for it...
Bring back Savio Vega!
“Now put that thing back where it came from or so help me-- Oh, hey! We're rehearsing a scene from the upcoming company play called Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me.” --Mike Wazowski, Monsters, Inc.
Two-Time, Two-Time Randomly Selected Weiner of the Day, 5/27/02 and 7/3/02
Originally posted by ekedolphinWell, I know a remedy for all of RAW's problems...
...wait for it...
Bring back Savio Vega!
and I though you were going to say La Parka.
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
Using this logic, "Season Premier" was the biggest swerve in years. Kinda. It was usually when Raw ratings went down anyhow due to the dog show, which now resides in a more demographically sensible network.