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MonteCarl
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Since: 21.1.02
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#1 Posted on
Well.....he's not exactly a "non-fan", he's a "used to be a fan". He hasn't really watched WWE in well over a year. I think it's been since well before last year's WM that he was actively involved in the WWE and their storylines. He hardly knows who Brock Lesnar is, so that gives you an idea. Anyway, I invited him to my place on Sunday to watch WrestleMania and he wanted to know the matches, so I ran down the card for him. The top matches he was interested in?? Vince vs. Hogan and Jericho vs. HBK. He was very impressed with the rest of the card, though, and said he'd come over and watch it. He didn't know anything about the "brand extention", so I explained that both shows are run seperately now and that both shows have their own champs. It took him by surprise that Lance Storm and Val Venis were the tag champs. Anyway, the point of my post is that he was first mostly interested in Hogan/Vince, so WWE pushing that as a top match doesn't seem to be as stupid as a lot of us "smarks" are making it. Umm, yeah.

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#2 Posted on
But, will the non/disinterested fans shell out the money for the PPV?



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Since: 9.1.02
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#3 Posted on

    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    But, will the non/disinterested fans shell out the money for the PPV?


No - why would they? Why would people who are not fans buy this event on their own? They're going to do what MonteCarl's friend is going to do - they're gonna go to a friend's house and watch. Whether the host wants them to split the cost of the PPV is up to the host, but it's just one buy.
MonteCarl
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Since: 21.1.02
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This is WrestleMania. How many wrestling fans out there are going to individually buy the PPV anyway? I'm sure a LOT of people out there are getting the show and having a WrestleMania party (not to be confused with a Nitro Party) where a lot of people come over and watch it. It's still only one buy, but a lot of people are still watching it. And if Vince/Hogan brings that non/casual wrestling fan over to a friend's house to watch the show, and if the show is good enough (which this show seems like it will be), then they'll be brought back and start watching again. I was just making a point that Vince/Hogan is a marquee match for a lot of casual wrestling fans.

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Since: 7.8.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.20
You know what else could expose some people to this show to a lesser extent? The Miller Lite girls. Seriously, picture this scenario:

Twentysomething male is listening to his generic rock station in his hometown. Some DJ is babbling about how he read that the Miller Lite girls were gonna be at WrestleMania. Makes some joke about their 15 minutes being up soon, etc.

Listener later hears a radio spot for WM or sees an ad on TV. Hogan/Vince? "Wow, I'd pay to see that." Everyone knows who Vince and Hogan are. "Wait, The Rock's gonna fight... against Stone Cold! I might have to check that out! Let me call my wrestling buddy and see if he's getting the show!"




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Since: 11.7.02
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#6 Posted on
My coworker is a non-wrestling fan. He never watches more than 5 minutes of the show, yet each week he asks me what happens. When I told him the card for Wrestlemania his only interest was in the Hogan/McMahon match. His other comment was "How'd Booker T get a title shot, did he win a lawsuit?"

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Since: 22.1.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
My co-worker who heard about Vince/Hogan asked me, "So you're gonna pay $40 to watch two men in their 50s fake fight each other?"





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#8 Posted on
You should have responded "Hulk Hogan may be in his 50s, but Hulkamania is eternal, brother!" and then ripped up your shirt and flexed.

I swear, if you worked in my office and did this, I'd tell everyone you were the man.
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#9 Posted on
Sadly, I may miss Wrestemania this year... Just about all my friends stopped watching so nobodys willing to go to the sports bar with me (I'm still trying to convince them) and I refuse to shell out the 40 bucks for it...



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#10 Posted on
Go to Hooters! If the show itself can't get them to go out with you, maybe the women in tight, lowcut tops and Buffalo Wings can.

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Since: 25.11.02
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#11 Posted on

    Originally posted by LionJeetSingh
    Sadly, I may miss Wrestemania this year... Just about all my friends stopped watching so nobodys willing to go to the sports bar with me (I'm still trying to convince them) and I refuse to shell out the 40 bucks for it...


just get a girlfriend who has an illegal cable box and doesn't mind you sitting at her place and watching wrestling for four hours! :-D

i don't know how i found her, but it's as if God Himself wanted me to watch wrestlemania this year..
LionJeetSingh
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#12 Posted on
Sadly, I may miss Wrestemania this year... Just about all my friends stopped watching so nobodys willing to go to the sports bar with me (I'm still trying to convince them) and I refuse to shell out the 40 bucks for it...



Vut Joo Talkin?
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by GRL
    You should have responded "Hulk Hogan may be in his 50s, but Hulkamania is eternal, brother!" and then ripped up your shirt and flexed.

    I swear, if you worked in my office and did this, I'd tell everyone you were the man.



Yeah, instead I just responded, "Damn right, I am."



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Since: 9.1.02
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#14 Posted on
Hey, I'm as big of a wrestling freak as anybody here, and the match I want to see is Hogan/Vince. Why? Because some matches are just fun to watch, and this will certainly be one of them.

Booker T/Hunter should be another good match, assuming Triple H doesn't keep the title (not because I hate HHH or anything, but from a business standpoint they NEED a new champion that people care about to spark some post-Wrestlemania life into the company), and Austin/Rock has and always will be a good match. The one I'm least looking forward to is actually a tie between the A-Train/Bigshow vs. Taker/Jones match, and Lesnar/Angle. I don't know why, but for some reason Brock as a face trying his BEST to get the better of a guy half his size just doesn't get past my "this is fake" sensors.

Had Brock still been the monster, unstopable heel and Angle was the underdog face who was completely overmatched, like Shawn Michaels used to do when main-eventing with bigger guys, then I'd be going nuts for it like everyone else.


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#15 Posted on
The following post expresses the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He is biased, opinionated and bitter. You have been warned.

Well, i think that part of the intrigue to the Brock-Angle match that they're not even touching on is that Angle can counter EVERYTHING. Whatever Brock can throw at Angle, Kurt can reverse into the same thing. If they had built up Angle as the technical mastermind that he is and let someone like Benoit coach Brock about Kurt, then this match would have everything going for it. It's my odds-on favorite for RSPW MOTY going in, but the build to it could be better.



The preceding post expressed the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He was biased, opinionated and bitter. You were warned.
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
It's gonna be a sweet day on Sunday. A guys' day out; dinner at our favourite steakhouse, and then my pal is ordering WrestleMania. Boo. Yah.



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#17 Posted on
Gah. Everyone keeps babbling about how Hogan/McMahon or the Undertaker tag match is going to stink things up for Mania. I say get over it. It's Wrestlemania. It symbolizes everything Vince and the WWE is. Do you honestly think he's going to go out and ruin it for everyone? Hell no! Vince is the man and I'm sure that he has enough to keep us entertained. Oh yeah, I like that Hogan guy too. Trust me, guys, this is going to be the match that surprises the most people.



Get well soon Kurt, Batista, Randy, Edge, Kevin, Scotty, Bubba, Regal....

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I don't have any hope for the big man tag match. I don't see any way in this universe that will be entertaining.

However, I have full faith that the Hulk/Vince match will be a hoot in a sportz entertainment sort of way. As a match it will suck donkey balls, but they will throw enough stuff into it with run-ins and objects and angles and all sorts of stuff that as a one-off event it ought to work well enough. All of this is of course as long as it is not the main event of the evening. If that happens, all bets are off.



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#19 Posted on
UNITED WE STAND


    Originally posted by sentonBOMB

      Originally posted by LionJeetSingh
      Sadly, I may miss Wrestemania this year... Just about all my friends stopped watching so nobodys willing to go to the sports bar with me (I'm still trying to convince them) and I refuse to shell out the 40 bucks for it...


    just get a girlfriend who has an illegal cable box and doesn't mind you sitting at her place and watching wrestling for four hours! :-D

    i don't know how i found her, but it's as if God Himself wanted me to watch wrestlemania this year..



No. Find a girl who loves wrestling as much as you do. One who goes out and shops for wrestling figures and DVDs and buys PPVs with you. Then marry her. That worked for me :)





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