Does Lord Tensai beating John Cena hurt the Extreme Rules buyrate? I was looking forward to Lesnar's return match, but I don't want to pay money to see him wrestle someone who couldn't beat Prince Albert.
If you don't buy the show for that reason then it hurt it right there. With that said, I don't think on the whole that it will. For one thing, Lord Albert had to cheat to win. For another it's wrestling where most people know it's all a work anyway. I was interested in the show more for what Brock will do than what Cena will.
When a celebrity, sports personality, team, etc. are shown at WWE shows they're always ringside, generally behind the announcers, or on the side with the hard camera. Do they buy the tickets from TicketMaster like everyone else, or do they call WWE and say "I want X amount of tickets for this event?"
They get comped. WWE is happy to do so too.
Curious of something: there have been a few wrestlers over the years from seemingly career midcarders to being main eventers. Off the top of my head, Edge, Jeff Hardy, RVD, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, JBL, Mark Henry, Christian, and William Regal (right before his suspension) come to mind. To you, based on their career prior to breaking out which was the most surprising to break through?
I will go with Guerrero and Benoit because given the fact that Vince McMahon said he thought they were too small, no one ever thought they would make it to the main events in WWE. When they did, it surprised us all.
I can't be the only one who thinks this open fight night that Hogan announced is a stupid idea. I mean you have an entire roster of wrestlers that you're either not utilizing properly or not using at all and instead of, oh I don't know, developing or using them you're going to bring in MORE people? TNA has done this before and most of those guys are nowhere to be found. What kind of a message does that send to the people who aren't on Impact or PPV's and how do you think it makes them feel? Not very good I would suspect. And Garett Bischoff? Is he the next David Flair? I feel like I'm witnessing the setup for Garett Bischoff vs. Crimson for the heavyweight title at Bound For Glory. I've seen plenty of old TNA matches and DVD's and I know they're better than this.
You are indeed not the only one who thinks it is a stupid idea. I also think it was a bad idea to put Hulk Hogan in the GM role. So far, some viewers seem to agree as ratings have dropped since he has returned.
Where does the Undertaker go from here?
Most probably back home until next year's WrestleMania starts heating up. Who his opponent will be I have no idea at this time.
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