Apparently Vince has decided it is best to let his company get the numbers out officially before they leak out to the world, so now WWE is publishing weekly their "Key Business Drivers" (shareholder.com) including PPV buy charts, avg. attendance, and television ratings.
This could be hours of fun for the more math oriented in the group, especially the 2 years of PPV buy info.
Being off by 35%-40% on the Mania PPV estimates (as I stated they would be even before Mania) shows that Linda McMahon is either 1 of 3 things: Either Inept, a Liar, or an Inept Liar. The May PPV outdrew the April PPV? Well, I guess that means Hogan/Piper can sell more PPV's than 'The Disappointment' vs. What's his name. And, when these numbers are poor, does that mean that they become internet bullshit?
If Vince would just hire Dick Dastardly and Muttly and tell them to Catch the Pigeon, it would draw at least an 8 rating.
No, see now it goes from "people are making smarky arguments based off rumors and guesses at the data" to "just shut up and enjoy the show and quit worrying about the numbers." If you're determined to not want to discuss something, there is no end to the arguments you can find to avoid it.
Shhh...Everything is fine, Linda says everything is fine, it was a great quarter. Plenty of new stars, The Bashams and Shaniqua, everything is fine, it was a great quarter. Just the war, the economy and The Dissapointment affecting things.
Not that I care, but I don't think they'd be dumb enough to job Jericho in Toronto. Then again this is the company that turned Austin heel in his hometown even though there was no other top face in the company to take the role.