Eh, they got a nice pop after the PPV but it appears that Raw is HHH is the way they want to go.
From the infamous Wrestleline SS interview:
DTD: If you were to make changes in WCW, if you were in charge and not Ric Flair, what would they be?
SS: I'd get rid of all the old guys, and push the talent that has waited to get the push. The things they are doing, it's back in the 1980s. It's just bad, man. Flair doesn't even deserve to be on the show. You've got to get rid of all the old guys. Like what Vince did, they started pushing guys. Nobody knew who The Rock was 2 years ago. He made The Rock. Now The Rock just did Saturday Night Live. You've got to start with the young talent, talent people can relate to. Who are we trying to relate to if we've got a 50 year old man out there? Are we trying to relate, so a 50 year people and above will go out and buy a f*cking little toy? That ain't gonna happen. It's a f*cking joke.
The week prior to the PPV was a 3.1. Night after the PPV a 3.7. Post Katie Vick the number was 3.4/3.5 range. This is the range the WWF/E is now in. The question is does it move up slowly to a steady 3.8/3.9 by the end of January, or does it start slipping below a 3.0. If the ratings don't improve in the Rumble-Mania period, then the problems are sliding towards a worse case scenario situation.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
Not to mention that they wouldn't keep mentioning his name, because they wouldn't want him, gimmicked name or not, getting any extra publicity between the time they were getting rid of him and the time he jumped to another promotion (assuming they'd outri...