Originally Posted by HCollins-TNA1
This did help to sell a consumer on buying a ticket to the show, however in those days you couldn't YouTube "Ric Flair vs. Ron Garvin - Steel Cage" to see what they did on the previous show. The concept worked so well in the 80s because the audience were (for the majority) seeing a match that they would most likely never get to see again.
Originally Posted by YOUcanCALLmeCRACK
Agreed. A solid selling point for the individual house shows, but (should have) no impact of the Lockdown buy rate. That will only increase/decrease based on the shows they put on leading into the event. The idea of having 6-8 (unsure at the moment) Impacts between PPVs helps as the fans will be interested to see just how much the PPV pay off will have. Plus there is more of a chance for the specific 8 matches to build and have momentum behind them going into the PPV.