Originally posted by Spaceman SpiffWasn't the Hardy/Rey ME match the highest rated segment on that show? I think it got over a 4.0 rating (that match, not the show).
(edited by Spaceman Spiff on 15.7.03 0949)
No idea. If that's true, then it obviously should've been taken as a positive and built upon. Even though the match had a good build up throughout the show, that would've been a good sign. I can't remember if a cruiser title match ever main evented a Nitro or Thunder.
Spiff - your question hinges on what we're going to say "draw" means. Higher ratings? (I don't know where to get quarter hour break downs if they're not posted on a wrestling site.) T-shirt sales? Signs in the crowd?
I was kinda thinking that's the way it might go. "Draw" is a pretty nebulous term then. It would be different if we had access to the quarter hours and individual merchandise sales.
A PPV could draw the lion's share of its buys from having two strong cruiserweight matches while the main event's just there for idle curiosity. Or a PPV could draw from a huge main event with a lame undercard. We can make educated guesses on what sold a show but we'd disagree and no one would know for sure.
House show attendance and merchandise sales are more reflective of the brand as a whole. Do I want to pay fifty dollars to see the SD! crew? Do I want to pay fifty dollars to see WWE?
He was talking about Tajiri. Yes, Knoble will be the guy who faces the Hurricane, but it's not even really about the title (like when Jericho faced HHH). But I agree that having two of the top Cruiserweights lose is not a good idea.