this topic is a business versus fan inquiry.
what IF wwe made raw the ONLY show..
One simple/easy way... make a battle royal at a ppv
and the winning wrestler's brand is the one that stays
from a business side, would they lose a " substantial" amount of money?
from a fan side it would RAW is awesome.. smack down would dissolve
and RAW is the place for wwe once a week
from a business side, it may save on expenses/ iverhead etc
from a fan side, it may suck...if u dont like 40 minutes of
the show, you DONT have an alternate choice...
from a business side, it would make the talent step up..
no more " minor league"s as RAW would be the big time
from a fans side, it is possible your fave.wreatler will be shown the door
I am 39 and really remember wwe. from the late 80s/early 90s..
for me a resurgence came in the early 2000s with the rock, austin
era..but wasn't overly into the attitude era...
I like when the show stays fun..as it is entertainment...
I lost interest, as with anything... but when I tried to come back it was
difficult, as I was clueless with the storyline... there is the internet
and the recaps... but a while ago, it seemed like there waaay
too many shows, heat , velocity, the onLine webisodes....
From the business side, if these shows are sellling
( advertising spots) the more air time, means payday!
but of course, it is a watered down product....
which .... brings me to this one.....
them/ the 80s or early 90s ...ppv's were a novelity...
reduce the ppv to 6 a year.
from the business side.....never!
we make $x.ooo amt on EACH show why turn away 15% ( example) of our revenue
froma fans side...
this would be ....well mixed some may say... 2 months is too long
while others may think it is what is needed to build up storylines...
I think a one show a week is fine...
but know smack!down serves a purpose and a different audience..
I also think jan/rumble - spring wrestLe mania / summer (2) july and aug. / halloween
and survivor series would be the right amount of ppv...
total of (6) would step up aLot of the show's material...
that doesnt mean u dont have a hell no moment like we did on the 1/21/13 episode
just not aLot of crap like we see every week from 9:22pm - 10:47pm . . .with the
continue tag lines..." coming up, moments away....from the main event"