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Questions answered on this week’s edition of the Friday Fishbowl for August 19, 2011:
Question #1: (Submitted by Martini)
Let’s say somebody has a fiance that is just on the edge of becoming a pro wrestling fan. If you had to recommend one match to show such a person that would really grab their attention and hopefully grow their love of pro wrestling, what match would it be and why do you think it is great for a new wrestling fan to watch?
Question #2: (Submitted by Dane from Down Under)
With prelims before a UFC PPV, I’m assuming cards which have exciting prelim fights often contribute to a higher number of last-minute PPV purchases to people who are ‘on the fence’ about spending the $45. These prelims air for free, either on tv or lately on facebook. Would the WWE benefit from doing something similar to this, e.g. expanding out the number of dark/pre-PPV matches to 2 or maybe 3, put on some solid inter-brand match-ups, backstage segments for the main card, as well as air video-packages to hype the event? I know that ‘Heat’ served a somewhat similar purpose back in the day, but now with technological advancements, especially in utilising WWE.com or their Facebook page – there could be a number of people who weren’t sold on the go-home show for an event, but could Russo-swerve their opinions once they see a fresh video-package and a PPV-quality match with someone not on the main card.
Do you think this is something that would work for the WWE, or because it isn’t a ‘sport’ it doens’t have the same effect? Imagine if more people had seen the awesome Miz video package for WrestleMania before the show – this could have generated more hype for the match…
Question #3: (Submitted by Frank aka Omegabyss)
Who was the biggest surprise you’ve seen to become a world champion/main eventer as a wrestling fan?