Originally Posted by magglis
You're clearly oblivious to the contingent that did actually think that Ryback would get the title from Punk in recent attempts then?
And what about John Cena? He' had a few shots in 2012 where I expected him to win it. Even at Summerslam I thought that Big Show had a shout to win the title.
Regarding the bolded, you see, your perception of things there epitomizes to me what's wrong the mass contingent of the IWC fans these days. You just can't sit back and enjoy things without thinking "Oh, I expect
Mr X to win the title here, and it'll be crap".
If feuds are built right, and if you invest in them, like normal fan should, then you can expect anything to happen.
For example, I knew prior to the Ryback vs Punk match on raw last week for example that the chance of Ryback winning were slim to none. HOWEVER, when the match itself was ongoing, I genuinely thought that Ryback was going to win.
And as long as that happens, as long as I get that feeling of excitement in WWE title matches if 'Punk continues to hold it for X amount of time, and it will happen, because I do invest in the product instead of just judging it at face value as if I'm an expert critic of the product, then I'll be happy.