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    Posted: 24/February/2017 at 18:48
If WWE was able to secure another 2 hour slot of TV on USA right before each episode of Raw and SmackDOwn, and decided to run OLD episodes (Attitude Era/Ruthless Aggression Era) of RAW and SmackDown, which show would get higher TV ratings? Those shows or current shows?

I didn't follow or share a tweet I saw about this but everyone in the comments basically said they would definitely watch the old RAWs on primetime and then just catch the new ones on DVR or Hulu.

I found that cool and sad at the same time. Cool because people who don't watch wrestling anymore (and more than obviously don't have the WWE Network) said they would watch the old RAWs to bring back up memories and sad seeing how many people said they'd RATHER watch the old ones in the primetime TV slot and just catch the new ones on Hulu or DVR.

My take on this is that it definitely would draw a decent enough audience to warrant air time, but beating current shows in the ratings, I don't know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/February/2017 at 19:03
The sad thing is it probably would beat the current stuff in the ratings because a lot of people are still stuck in the past and would live off the nostalgia.

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That's only part of it though. The other part is that people forget how bad it used to be and just remember the good stuff. Also, the stuff now is just bad, like real bad. 1994-1996, and 2008-2010 bad.

It's a shame that WWE can't seem to get the ball rolling and then keep it rolling anymore. People were buzzing when CM Punk became the "voice of the voiceless" and Daniel Bryan on was on his rise to the top. If they could have kept that momentum going, they could be in a new golden era again. They've got the people to make it great, but creative is head-stuck-up-your-ass bad.

Literally the only reason I still watch anymore is because I've gotten in the habit of watching TV on those two nights and I'm not familiar with what else there is to watch that I don't have several seasons worth to catch up on.

However lately, my kids and I have started watching Anime as a family on demand and it's very possible one day I'll just decide I'd rather watch Naruto, or Cowboy Bebop, or something like that with them instead.

Jericho is set to leave soon, and when he's gone I don't know what reason there will be for me to watch Raw.
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I don't think re-runs would be able to beat current numbers.

The old episodes are available on the Network. If people want to watch the old stuff there isn't really anything stopping them from doing so.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John The Baptist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/February/2017 at 22:26
The 'old school' themed Raws never did any better than usual IIRC. Not entirely the same concept, but I think WWE have their core audience now and if you put a random re-run on in the normal time slot the same amount of people would watch.

You advertise it as a repeat beforehand and less people watch, because repeated programming doesn't have the same allure as original content.
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True that. While many would agree the older Raws were better than what we get today fact is we've already seen them. I can't remember when I last watched any wrestling more than once, it's a bit like watching any sport you get emotionally invested first time around but once you know the outcome it takes all that away and for me at least that's most of the enjoyment of watching. Wrestling is pre-determined but you have to suspend your disbelief and just get caught up in it to fully enjoy it.

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That depends on what you're really after. Matches or promos/backstage segments.

That episode of Nitro that finished with the Fingerpoke of Doom was one of my favorite episodes of Nitro because of all the non-wrestling related segments that set up the reunion of the nWo.

I love the November 16 episode of Prime Time Wrestling, not because of the matches, which weren't all that hot, but because of the roundtable segments that took us from the shock of finding out that the Ultimate Warrior was no longer in the WWF and Savage was left high and dry 1 week before he was to face Flair and Razor at the Survivor Series, all the way to seeing Mr. Perfect flip babyface, drown Bobby Heenan, and form The Perfect Team with Savage. I just watched that 30+ minutes of backstage segments a few weeks back and it still got my adrenaline going because they did such a perfect job telling that story, both in writing and execution.

However, you are absolutely right about the wrestling matches. For the most part they're really not worth watching again unless they're absolute clinics. Some matches I want to watch over and over again simply because the hold/counter hold sequences are so good it's just a marvel to watch, like with the matches with any combination of Bulldog, Owen and Hitman.


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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:


That depends on what you're really after. Matches or promos/backstage segments.

That episode of Nitro that finished with the Fingerpoke of Doom was one of my favorite episodes of Nitro because of all the non-wrestling related segments that set up the reunion of the nWo.

I love the November 16 episode of Prime Time Wrestling, not because of the matches, which weren't all that hot, but because of the roundtable segments that took us from the shock of finding out that the Ultimate Warrior was no longer in the WWF and Savage was left high and dry 1 week before he was to face Flair and Razor at the Survivor Series, all the way to seeing Mr. Perfect flip babyface, drown Bobby Heenan, and form The Perfect Team with Savage. I just watched that 30+ minutes of backstage segments a few weeks back and it still got my adrenaline going because they did such a perfect job telling that story, both in writing and execution.

However, you are absolutely right about the wrestling matches. For the most part they're really not worth watching again unless they're absolute clinics. Some matches I want to watch over and over again simply because the hold/counter hold sequences are so good it's just a marvel to watch, like with the matches with any combination of Bulldog, Owen and Hitman.



I agree some promos and segments can be watched over and over again but that's easy to do on YouTube.

I can't think of any match that I would want to watch again from the last several years, believe it or not I think the last matches I watched twice were both from TNA, it was Kurt Angle vs Samoa Joe then Angle again vs Desmond Wolfe. These matches were absolute clinics.
Prior to that think it was RVD vs Jeff Hardy from Invasion and the only other match I remember watching repeatedly was Shawn Michaels vs Scott 'Razor Ramon' Hall from Wrestlemania 10. Think those two matches rank as my favourite WWE matches.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/February/2017 at 19:42
See, I can watch many different matches over and over again:

Savage vs Jake the Snake This Tuesday in Texas
Savage vs Warrior Summerslam 92
Undertaker vs Kamala Summerslam 92
Bret vs Bulldog Summerslam 92
Bret vs Owen WM10
Bulldog vs Owen Raw 97 Euro title
Steiners vs Road Warriors Nitro 96
Undertaker vs Mankind Hell in a Cell KotR 98
Angle vs HBK WM21
D-Bry vs Ziggler Bragging Rights 2010
Paige vs Emma NXT Arrival
Natalya vs Charlotte NXT Takeover
Four Horsewomen Fatal Fourway NXT Takeover Rival
Sasha Banks vs Bayley Takeover Brooklyn
Asuka vs Emma Takeover London
Bayley vs Asuka Takeover Brooklyn 2
Asuka vs Mickie James Takeover Toronto
Goldberg vs Lesnar Survivor Series '16

Never tire of watching those matches. I've watched every one of those matches at least 5 times from start to finish. Goldberg vs Lesnar probably 20 because it's such a feel-good moment, and the older matches more than the newer ones just because I tend to rewatch the matches every year or so after watching them a few times in a row shortly after being wowed by them.
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