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Vince McMahon Comments On Why WWE TV Ratings Have Dropped

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 8, 1992) – WCW Worldwide

On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl II’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

– Van Hammer vs. Mike Thor

– Fabulous Freebirds vs. Italian Stallion & Ian Westin

– Vinnie Vegas vs. Chris Sullivan

– Ricky Steamboat vs. Larry Zybszko

– Sting vs. Big Van Vader

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• Vince McMahon Comments On Why WWE TV Ratings Have Dropped

During the fourth quarter 2018 earnings call, Vince McMahon was asked about the drop in WWE TV ratings and Live Event attendance.

For those who don’t know, viewership for RAW & SmackDown touched record low numbers recently.

Below is what Vince had to say regarding this:

“The unfortunate aspect of sometimes in our business, is that we… our performers are not cartoons. They get hurt. This year, leading up to where we are now, we’ve had an inornate number of injuries. And when you have injuries… you know, there’s a whole bunch of them.

Roman Reigns being the principle among them. And even John Cena, not an injury type thing but we thought we were going to have John be more of a part of our programming than we do. John, God bless him, is making more movies. And even John, I would think, would say, ‘Geez, I thought I was going to spend more time with what I love to do,’ which is WWE. So, he’s been coming in and out, he’s not really a part of out storyline.

You lose John, you lose Roman Reigns. In addition to that, we’ve had injuries… Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, who is one of our top female performers, was injured. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Bray Wyatt, Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman, Dean Ambrose, Ember Moon, Samoa Joe, Akam from a new tag team, Jason Jordan, Fandango, Big Show, Seth Rollins.

It’s like we… you had all these injuries, which is really unusual for us, and they’re characters. It’s no different if you’re writing a soap opera and all of a sudden your main character wasn’t there. You’re in the middle of production, what do you do? You very nimbly change the storyline, but it’s not as good as the original one.

Sometimes it is better because we’re pretty good at it, but those are things that we’re faced with, and one of the reasons why television ratings have dropped. And one of the reasons, obviously, from a live event standpoint, that’s dropped too. Because if you don’t have your favorites on television, obviously you can’t see the at a live event either.

We’re wide open and Ronda’s done an extraordinary job. There will be other individuals coming from different areas that will join us on a longterm basis, that will help us as well.”

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