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  1. I don't know if you could sell out a stadium show in summer time. So many people travel every weekend in the summer, or have weekend houses at the shore or in the mountains, or take vacations. For the stadium shows, they kind of rely on people coming in from out-of-town too. I'm not sure how many are going to plan an August road trip to Chicago based around wrestling. Not just Chicago - I'm not sure if anywhere could really pull it off. As for Suvivor Series, I just don't think it's that big of a deal anymore (just my opinion, not based on facts.) Also, the travel thing with it being so close to Thanksgiving just isn't going to work. Royal Rumble has surpassed SUmmer Slam as #2 (again, just my opinion) and could probably draw more than a typical arena show - the thing is, what's in between arena and stadium? It seems like the tiers are: arena (15-20k), baseball-sized stadium (40-50k), and football stadijum (80-100k). If there was a 30k-ish venue that could be configured for wrestling then maybe RR could be held ther.
  2. did a google search and came across this 1-year-old post from some redit thing. Seems reasonable. "WWE is barely selling out shows as it is. They wouldn't need an extra 2000-3000 seats for a regular event, or even a PPV outside of WrestleMania. The UC is significantly more money to rent, so the seat difference (even if you sell them out) probably isn't worth it. Allstate also owns their entire parking lot, whereas UC only owns about half, which makes the revenue splits much lower. Overall, unless you're running at 90%-100% capacity, it isn't worth it to run a show there over Allstate. During the WCW vs WWF days, WCW had exclusive agreement to run shows at the UC. WCW bled money during those days so I'm not surprised they'd go with the more expensive option. Logistically, it makes sense to run shows in the arena you know and visit 4-5x a year with the same set/ring/equipment. Also, AA is way closer to the airport than the UC so that's another huge logistical advantage. Finally, the acoustics in the AA are awesome, which is partly why the Chicago crowd is always so "hot". No reason to give that up to move to the UC. I'd love to see an open air show at Soldier Field or even at Toyota Park, but the weather is too unpredictable here. You can run an open air show in LA very easily because you can pretty much assume you aren't going to get rain or snow most the time."
  3. To be fair, they said it was a response to a survey specifically about in-stadium and live viewing experience. That doesn't mean they're not also doing anything for player safety, just that it's out of scope for this initiative.
  4. Well they're doing RR in an arena next year (Phila), so other than the CMPunk thing, not sure why they wouldn't do United Center or Rosemont. Why do they lean towards Rosemont rather than UC?
  5. What's the deal with Chicago? I get not having WM. No Cold city will until they hit another downturn and go back to arena shows. But why not the other big 4? Because of CM Punk chants?
  6. I'm kind of surprised they did 16 in an arena rather than move to the stadium then. They certainly had the popularity to sell 50k seats. I wonder if it was just that the bookings were made so far in advance that they didn't realize how big wrestling was going to be again.
  7. X7, X8, and XIX being very notable exceptions.
  8. Where did "H B Shizzle" come from? Sounds stupid.
  9. I meant how Triple H said it's about "their" (the athletes') brand as much as WWE's. You're right about booking - it would take another Rock to eclipse WWE, and even with him I think WWE still gets a cut of every movie. I thought I heard that somewhere.
  10. Wrestlers need a union.but everyone's known that for nearly 40 years. Questions: 1. Are "sports entertainers" members of the screen actors guild? I'm guessing not because they'd get credits or something, but shouldn't they be considered actors? Or are they more like circus performers? 2. If they did unionize, would that essentially end indie wrestling, since they'd probably demand health care and other seemingly reasonable things that the high-school-gym promotions simply wouldn't be able to provide? 3. "Their" brand? Really? From an organization that won't let Cody use the Rhodes faux surname? That (mostly) doesn't even allow employees to use their own legal names? That "packages" guys and comes up with characters that guys are simply assigned to play (in many cases)? I know what he was trying to say, but man is he painting a picture that isn't quite reality.
  11. not that I thought EDP was a champion of decency and sensibility, but this is disappointing. I'm totally fine with the grotesque way he wanted to see Doug Pederson die, and his threats towards Chip Kelly, but this is a little much.
  12. Was there any crowd reaction towards Woods during the new day segment? I didn't have the sound on.
  13. Austin Aires looks super creepy. Like a walking amber alert. I dont get get what they're doing with the cruiserweights. Half of them are as big as the heavyweights, and some heavyweights are considerably smaller.
  14. & I never saw her in NXT - was she really over? She's horrible, and doesn't have the looks to compensate. Her outfit couldn't be less flattering.
  15. "permanent" NXT talent can clog things up and take spots away from guys who might never get a chance. You do need one or two veterans in there to be OTJ trainers, but if it's truly developmental, then there shouldn't be full-timers. Once they decide that you're never going to get called up, you should be released (could always try out again in a year or two.)