WWE is currently making an effort to push larger-sized Superstars. The feeling is the company has a lot of average-sized talent and that now is the time to sign more head-turning attractions. WWE is putting heavy emphasis on bigger and stronger Superstars instead of guys like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
This is apparently the reason we've seen a push for Big Show to the main event level, as well as the reason behind his match with Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view on November 24th. Additionally, the large-guy-push in WWE is the reason for the added television exposure of guys like Luke Harper and The Great Khali.
A lot of the blame, as far as WWE is concerned, belongs to the recent attempt to push Daniel Bryan to the top. Bryan is getting the blame by WWE management for the recent drop in pay-per-views, as they feel they gave him a shot in the top spot for the last few months-worth of pay-per-views, and they consider the buyrates dropping to be a direct result of trying to push a smaller guy as opposed to a larger guy, which WWE feels the fans want these days.
Ugh...Seriously how is a billion dollar company THIS stupid?
The funniest thing about it is that Triple H has been the center of ALL these PPVs that didn't do well, but it wasn't HIS fault they didn't draw. It was Bryan.
Then last week on Raw they advertised all show long that at the end of Raw, Triple H and Stephanie would confront the Big Show. Let's see how the ratings did for that segment:
- Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's confrontation with Big Show failed to entice a good number of fans as viewership continuously dropped during the show.
Raw viewership peaked during the first hour, drawing 4.069 million viewers. The second hour drew 3.951 million viewers, before plunging to 3.643 million in the third and final hour featuring a confrontation between the power couple and "The World's Largest Athlete."
His original theme was used to close the show also!
Seriously, burying him as a midcard heel tag team yet still earning face pops as a heel a hard way with crowds chanting supposedly heel catchphrase?
Business wise, he can potentially be a champion in the future just because of European market just like Great Khali. Maybe winning MITB, cashing in successfully, then Zeb and Swagger turning on him, becoming a big babyface etc.
Last edited by BurningHammer : 11-10-2013 at 10:26 PM.