Aftermath wrote:Dont forget about the Video Game, Goldberg DVD, and merchandise. This is not just about the Network. It was Vince who decided to do this at Survivor Series instead of Wrestlemaning, Giving Golberg no time to prepare.
2 minutes of Lesnar squashing Goldberg would of flush that all down the drain. Lesar is established right now and can easily bounce back.
Right, they're solely reliant on guys who don't wrestle full time to buoy merchandise pushes and tickets. It's pretty amazing how far WWE has fallen into irrelevancy. 4 years ago, they were getting over 4 million viewers on 2 hour RAWs. Since 3 hour RAWs have begun in 2012, they've lost over 1 million viewers. They have to give away shows like Wrestlemania for free on the Network to get people to subscribe.
The company isn't in some free fall that's on the brink of going out of business, but they're a declining monopoly that has basically ruined any chance for competition in North America for pro wrestling. They're an entity all to themselves and they're their own worst enemy. To build Brock for 3 1/2 years as an unstoppable monster, to then just decimate at Survivor Series against Goldberg, who will maybe wrestle 1 or 2 more matches is lunacy.
People laugh at the idea that Vince hasn't lost it, but it's pretty clear he's not looking out for the long term for the company. They are shuffling week to week and can never get together a coherent story from week to week. These writers are overworked and the wrestlers are at Vince's mercy. It's a terrible combination for a lack of creativity and unhappiness among the guys.