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3 minutes ago, Curt McGirt said:

Maybe with a Macho hologram to promote.

I suddenly know who they should push instead of Rollins.

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I'd give Vince money for the first time in my life to see Rollins sell a top rope elbow from a Macho hologram like Lawler sells that piledriver in the gif thread.

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8 minutes ago, Ryan said:

They'd have to hire Jay Lethal to cut promos.

 

5 minutes ago, Curt McGirt said:

Maybe with a Macho hologram to promote.

You could also get Kevin Nash to replace him, and lazily act through a commercial  to piss off Slim Jim exces again.

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1 hour ago, LoneWolf&Subs said:

Yeah, he has, but TV networks don’t want to hear that. They want live numbers. I’m surprised Vince hasn’t sold space somewhere on the ring for ads. I get that the ring can be slippery because of that, but maybe try the guardrails, and corner pads. Khan, and AEW have done the apron for the PPV’s. But they haven’t done it on TV.

Roshfrans can jump directly to the WWE once the CMLL schism occurs.

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28 minutes ago, Cobra Commander said:

Roshfrans can jump directly to the WWE once the CMLL schism occurs.

Yeah, and Vince gets the two hostages... I mean the Roshfrans models.

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i'm surprised we didn't end up with regular WWE/WWF ring girls at any point before it went PG.

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6 hours ago, West Newbury Bad Boy said:

 

 

6 hours ago, LoneWolf&Subs said:

 

 

6 hours ago, Edwin said:

 

I saw all these tapes under the blue tarp behind the table of rusty tools at the Mexican flea market. If Uncle Dave wants, I'll gladly pick them up for him on Sunday - $5 each, 3 for $10.

- RAF

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27 minutes ago, Cobra Commander said:

i'm surprised we didn't end up with regular WWE/WWF ring girls at any point before it went PG.

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Sort of...

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2 hours ago, Matt D said:

I suddenly know who they should push instead of Rollins.

OOOH Yeah, hold that cup of coffee for the Macho Man, there ya go Mea-[CATHY KELLY] just like that yeah, UNJUSTIFIABLY IN A POSITION THAT I'D RATHER NOT BE IN!  THAT BEING THE GRAVE!  OOOH YEAH, DIG IT, call up The Undertaker, yeah, BUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING [Seth Rollins] COMPARATIVELY SPEAKING TO THE MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT GARBAGE that's what you are, yeah, and I'm gonna do the thing in the ring, TOO HOT TO HANDLE, TOO COLD TO HOLD, TOO DEAD TO BEHEAD, CADAVEROUS MADNESS, the best thing going in the [WWE UNIVERSE] and you just can't measure up [Seth Rollins], if you want to brawl the Macho Man can brawl, if you want to fly of the ropes the Macho Man can do that too, yeah, and if you want get on the mat and [SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT] the Macho Man can out-[SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT] you too, ooh yeah, the Macho Man Randy Savage is going to make the most of his [Title Opportunity] in front of all these peop-[WWE UNIVERSE] and ONCE AGAIIIIIN, dig it, be the World Wrestling [ENTERTAINMENT] [TITLE HOLDER]

OOOOOOH

YEAH

 

FREAKOUT, YEAH

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Without going through the laundry list of reasons, I put a lot of thought into whether or not WWE has effectively killed the town. Whether a series of band aids have disguised just how bad it is and what, if anything, would engage the audience. 

Putting blame on Vince is certainly valid, but simply getting rid of him wont magically make good television. So, what needs to happen? 

 

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Disney needs to buy the company and let Kevin Feige book it. 

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3 minutes ago, Smelly McUgly said:

Disney needs to buy the company and let Kevin Feige book it. 

Put it in front of Hollywood Studios to create foot traffic for the park since Star Wars isn’t cutting it as anticipated.

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16 minutes ago, JohnnyJ said:

Without going through the laundry list of reasons, I put a lot of thought into whether or not WWE has effectively killed the town. Whether a series of band aids have disguised just how bad it is and what, if anything, would engage the audience. 

Putting blame on Vince is certainly valid, but simply getting rid of him wont magically make good television. So, what needs to happen? 

 

Convince us that the WWE and Universal Titles aren't only the concern of whoever currently holds those belts and their number one contenders. Break the cycle of three month programmes where you can predict the outcome after month one. Don't have your champion lose a huge title match in five seconds and go back to pancake nonsense the next week like nothing's happened. Call up Matt Riddle, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijackovic, Shayna Baszler, Toni Storm, Tyler Bate, Bianca Belair and Pete Dunne and strap the rocket to them. Stop working with Tyson Fury because he's a hateful anti semite and misogynist who has used his comeback from depression to deflect from backwards views that he's never convincingly disavowed. That'd be a start.

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I suspect the “ways to make the Wrestling industry like 1998” again would involve a few ideas that would go directly against the conventional wisdom of Internet hardcores.

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8 minutes ago, Cobra Commander said:

I suspect the “ways to make the Wrestling industry like 1998” again would involve a few ideas that would go directly against the conventional wisdom of Internet hardcores.

HLA? Necrophilia? Pole matches? 

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18 hours ago, joseph2112 said:

From SI:

McMahon offloaded 3,204,427 shares in the company at $84.87 each, meaning the sale netted him just under $272 million. The SEC filing says McMahon plans to invest the money in another company, Alpha Entertainment, which he created in 2017 when he began planning the relaunch of the XFL.Mar 28, 2019

The discount DVD company?

(Where my movie board peeps at?)

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20 minutes ago, West Newbury Bad Boy said:

HLA? Necrophilia? Pole matches? 

Let’s just say that matches long enough that they go through multiple breaks probably isn’t a crowd-growing experience if it’s done every show.

No live sport goes to commercial during action. If you’re a predetermined live sport, then you have the power to not have to deal with that as a regular thing.

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31 minutes ago, Cobra Commander said:

I suspect the “ways to make the Wrestling industry like 1998” again would involve a few ideas that would go directly against the conventional wisdom of Internet hardcores.

Honestly, I think that it's possible to do both of those things- please Internet hardcores and make the Wrestling industry like 1998 again....because wrestling in 1998 was basically an updated version of what worked in the 1980s boom.

All you have to do is remember every wrestler is someone's favorite and simply give everyone on the roster something to do, make sure that if they're doing something, it's seen as important to them...and then give it a little time to gestate and work people into a frenzy for it. Tyler Breeze's career is a good example of this: People may have whined he deserved some big push before and after the Fashion Files...but during the Fashion Files, no one was whining, because Breeze was doing something, and they gave it the time to make it clear it mattered to the show. 

That's really all you need. Just give everyone something to feast on, and people will be happy, and when they're happy, they'll watch. 

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I remember the internet complaint in 1998, while both shows were popping massive ratings, was about how little wrestling there was and how short the matches were.

now, the “fun” part of everybody being somebody’s favorite is that also means somebody will be annoyed online when anybody gets squashed (either really squashed or just something seen as a squash). So, your options to get somebody over means annoying somebody else. For the complaints over 50/50 booking, I suspect if then veered away from that, there’d be some sudden nostalgia for 50/50 booking.

maybe the WWE found a way to do Indy supermatch style matches in a way that doesn’t appeal to casuals or hardcores.

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Vince has about 25 years left in charge so buckle up. Shit, with how tired HHH sounds, I think Vince might out live him.

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1 hour ago, Cobra Commander said:

I remember the internet complaint in 1998, while both shows were popping massive ratings, was about how little wrestling there was and how short the matches were.

I could completely be misremembering, but I feel like there was one Raw where there was only 20 something minutes of actual bell to bell action. TV matches were constantly only 2-3 minutes long, and fans would start chanting boring at the first sign of a headlock. There was a period in the early 00s where they basically had to re-educate fans to accept longer matches. 

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Stakes, Surprises, Serialized Storytelling. 

Even one of the three would be nice.

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How to get back to 1998 or 1985: find a Steve Austin or Hulk Hogan.

That's it, that's the whole game. When you have the guy at the top that draws new viewers, and is red hot, everything gets hot.

The longer time goes, the more convinced I get that you can't book a company to a boom, you just need that guy. And WWE is specifically set up to not let anyone become bigger than the company ever again.

1999 might be the single worst booked year in WWF history, and it didn't matter because Austin and then The Rock drew people. This year is giving it a serious run for worst booked, and it matters because, I mean, Seth Rollins is no major star whether or not you like him.

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