Loss Posted January 29, 2014 Report Share Posted January 29, 2014 The Royal Rumble is over and this is going to be a hot topic for a while, so I thought we could dump stuff here. Latest post from Dave: (Link will only work for subscribers) How do we measure who should be the top guy? Not ticket sales. His fans are the type that don't go to house shows. Yeah, I know, guys in their 20s never go out nowadays to sports events. Not TV ratings, they're fake, I don't have a Neilsen box Not PPV. His fans aren't the type who buy PPVs. Not merchandise - His t-shirts are ugly Not overall web activity - That's a bullshit stat (Cena is far and away No. 1 there) Not Facebook & Twitter followers - Zack Ryder proved using that metric is a joke, hey even I prove that every day going from 0 to 25,000 in almost no time with zero business increase and UFC and WWE's numbers in both are through the roof at times when popularity of both has declined Okay, is what makes the company money doesn't count, if the bullshits metrics that I think are shit don't count, how do we judge who should be the top guy? Lots of people chant "Yes." Too bad you guys didn't grow up watching Jimmy Valiant. He had awesome charisma, danced to the ring and tore the house down every night. Yet for some reason, Jimmy Valiant headlining never came close to Flair or Wahoo or Dusty. So Jimmy Valiant was used the way he was used. Daniel Bryan absolutely should be in the top 3-4 guys in the company and he will be champion and should get a run, partially because the title no longer is that important and doesn't drive business anymore. Should he be the No. 1 guy. When they give him a shot to be and he then, at that point, beats Punk or Cena, then he should be. If you ask him, and he said it himself, the guy on top should be the guy who sells the most tickets and PPV orders. I don't recall Jimmy Valiant fans crapping on the Ric Flair vs Dusty Rhodes main event and chanting Valiant's name during matches he wasn't involved in. Daniel Bryan is a draw. Last night he asked the entire building if they came to see him, and they responded that they did. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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