How to Regain a Loyal Fan
by, 04-04-2012 at 03:39 AM (2500 Views)
Well, I have thought this through and decided to re-launch my blog. Everyone gets a mulligan, right? This time I am going to put it into an actual blog format, rather than write a chapter of a book. As my last blog showed, I am a fan of the wrestling industry and have been so since I was young. Much like many of you, I have been witness to multiple â€œErasâ€ of the industry. Even though several â€œerasâ€ in the industry have been horrid, leading to better things once they ended, I am not quite sure if the damage done once this stage in the evolution of the industry will bring back the casual fans that once brought 8+ ratings. Hell, if I consider myself a loyal fan and I am this fed up with the business, I canâ€™t imagine what the fans who came into the industry during the 1997-2002 would think about the past decade.
With that said, I would like to entail what I plan to discuss with these soon to come blogs. I have made a list of the things in which I believe should have great emphasis in order for me to actually watch each and every week as I used to. I also believe these things are essential to bringing in more fans that will stay longer than CM Punk disappeared with the belt. I feel that the following things are critical, not in the sense to make the wrestling business â€œsurviveâ€, but rather make it â€œthriveâ€ the way it once did.
1. Build superstars of the future; donâ€™t make them overnight
2. Give credit to my Championships
3. Give me something worth coming back to see next week
4. I want to see less â€œshowâ€ and more â€œaction packed event!â€
5. Donâ€™t insult my intelligence as a fan
6. Allow me to tell you who/what I like
7. Teach the art of story-telling, not the art of acting
8. Make me feel like I am worth more than just another buck
9. Bring back the juice; selective blood can be your friend
10. Donâ€™t run from the label â€œwrestlingâ€â€¦ Embrace it!
11. IWC shouldnâ€™t be the place where great ideas die
12. Fans determine their own opinions, not the suits
These 12 things are what I will be discussing in the weeks to come. Having been a fan for 20+ years, I believe I can dedicate a minimum of 12 weeks to express my views. In my initial blog, I touched on a few of these, but I believe by reformatting this into an actual â€œBlogâ€, I will be covering them once again, the way they deserve. Do I think there are more things that should be on this list? Yes, but these 12 are a good starting point. I am going to cut off here as I feel this is already longer than needed. If you have any comments, thoughts, or feelings towards this, post away and I will reply as I can, but I will reaffirm this final point. This might be only a user blog to some, but at the conclusion of this, I assure you it will feel more like a mission statement.