Digital Era Killed The Pay Per View Star...Part 2
by, 06-21-2012 at 03:49 AM (3526 Views)
Hello again all, another big guy back again. As you can see by the title I have chosen to continue on from the first blog I created a week ago, mainly because I got fired up in thought after watching No Way Out this week.
I have to say that was one of the worst presented wwe ppv's I have seen in a very long time. Unadvertised matches, botches, poor booking and just plain laziness all around. My real beef though was just how pathetic the set was for this; there bloody well wasn't one as far as i'm concerned. I felt like I was watching an extended version of a house show, and house shows get better reviewed.
I thought this set was just plain lazy pure and simple. Normally they have a prop here and there but for the life of me I didnt spot any at all. The didgital projection itself was pretty lame too, flames and bits of metal? seriously? someone should have got fired for that. I expected to see some kind of cage motif on display using both real things and digial prjection but no, the whole thing ruined it for me, it sounds petty I know but still.
As much as I hate to say it even TNA put in some effort at Slammiversary and that was a far better ppv, just saying that made me feel iffy. It was nice to see tna do something a little different for a change, wasnt by much but change all the same. Now I like tna every now and then but most of the time the experience is killed when they use the same damn stage and sets for tv shows and ppv's, surely they couldnt be that stretched for cash?!...
Still on tna and how much their lack of change hurts them, I have read the rumours about how they intend to cut ppv's back to 8 or 6 a year. I think this is a good because now storylines can be fleshed out better and people may start giving crap but more importantly its also a chance to make ppv's feel special again. They can achieve this through fleshed out storylines, like i said and considering their live shows and on gthe road efforts pan out they can start holding ppv's in different cities and with that they should start making variety in sets and stages, not just having the same boring crap.
They should see wwe's lack of interest i giving us fans something special each ppv and start doing it themselves and my belief is that by making special sets for each of their ppv's people will actually see them as not extended impact's, atleast thats how I felt watching slammiversary. I could just be carrying on about nothing but think about it, would you rather watch ppv's and feel like your watching extended episodes of weekly shows? or would you rather see something special every ppv?...
I will leave you with that right there so let me know what you reckon. I do apologise if it seemed like a ramble but the pure laziness of no way out really bugged me but anyway enjoy reading.