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Ring of Honor sold to Sinclair Broadcasting.

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, May 22, 2011.

  1. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    So, due to this ROH will undoubtedly be back on TV, for the fall season.

    http://pwinsider.com/article/58211/complete-details-on-roh-sale-and-return-to-television.html?p=1

  2. DallasGirl50

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  3. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Its the 3rd biggest US promotion by a mile ahead of DGUSA, evolve, pwg etc
  4. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Well, good for them.

    Pro Wrestling is a terrible business model because these days the only way to get the wrestlers over is thru TV, which usually costs way too much. IIRC, to pay a TV station these days to air a weekly wrestling show costs about $30K. So with Sinclair Broadcasting now owning them, that's not as big of a factor.

    I hate to disagree with Cornette...but I do think going back to more of an 'old school wrestling' would be a good idea. Although he can't really say that because the fans don't like to hear the word 'old school.' But they need to practically eliminate vignettes which are too goofy and the wrestlers struggle to execute them and do other things...like bringing back squash matches to get the main talent over.

    I think if they can take Cornette's knowledge and add some new age flavor ideas as far as character development and marketing, they could beat out TNA. But, that remains to be seen.









    YR
  5. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    WWE gets upwards of 900k a week for raw from USA, and upwards of 600k for SD from Syfy, TNA reportedly(not public) gets over 500k a week for impact along with other incentives such as spike pays part of hogan sting flair rvd salaries aswell as promote the show.


    And then there's international markets, which for England TNA draws much bigger audiences than WWE(averages around 170k viewers while WWE 140k for raw and 120k for SD). Tv revenue is the main source of income for both TNA and wwe now adays, you may be talking about putting a very low rated show on the air... ROH on hdnet got paid a few thousand per episode but hdnet paid to record it and edit it, plus ROH paid the talent less for those shows as they said the exposure would helP get the talent more bookings... So even a show pulling .9-.11 ratings was profitable for the company.
  6. zrinkill

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    Its TNA's competition.

    Which tells ya a lot.
  7. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Not competition at all... One draws 800-1000 people to shows and drew a .9 rating, one draws 2000-8000 on the road and gets 1.1-1.4 ratings


    It's a bigger disparity than WWE and TNA. nice try putting TNA down though
  8. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Mick Foley Takes Shot At TNA House Show Attendance

    http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/tna/Mick_Foley_Takes_Shot_At_TNA_House_Show_Attendance_NC_Live_Event_Canceled.html

    Mick Foley engaged in a Twitter exchange with The Rock regarding their "I Quit" Match at the 1999 Royal Rumble.

    "In the famous 'I Quit' match, I handcuffed Mick Foley and bashed his face 14 (times) with a steel chair," The Rock wrote. "He bled. I won."

    Foley wrote in response to The Rock: "Maybe so, but two days later, I trapped The Rock under a pallet of beer kegs to win the WWE strap in an Empty Arena match a/k/a TNA house show."


    Foley is crazy .... :laugh2:
  9. DallasGirl50

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    he is nuts...when it comes to abusing his body. He's great friends with Rock. That comment is funny though.
  10. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    You're trying to claim that anything from a .9 to a 1.4 (top end for TNA) or that the difference of 1200-8200 is a bigger distance than the distance between TNA and WWE?

    Last I checked WWE shows, on the road every week, draw anything from 15000-18000 people. That means that they're over 10,000 more people at a WWE show than are at a TNA show. 10,000 more. That's more than the 1200 to 7200 difference you claim up there.

    Also WWE shows draw, on average, double the ratings that TNA does. Now check your numbers again cause double what TNA is drawing is ALSO a bigger gap then the gap you're claiming between TNA and ROH.

    So, yeah, he wasn't trying to slight TNA but stating a fact. ROH is a much closer competition to TNA than TNA is to the WWE.

    You slighted them, however, once again by showing how ignorant you can be when you go to posting.
  11. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    As for the original point of this topic...good for ROH. I'd like to see them get on some bigger TV exposure. If they can continue to grow, and stay away from making all the same mistakes that TNA routinely makes, maybe in the next handful of years they could be some real competition to the WWE and help make wrestling more worth while again.


    That would be a erally great thing for all wrestling fans if that could happen.
  12. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Well .9 is like 8% of TNA's ratings?

    While TNA is almost 80% of SD some weeks (it drew a 1.76 last week)?

    35% of RAW


    also SD had drawn as low as 5000 before, and RAW has not been that high in a long time. Thats why it was such a shock when they drew 20k down in mexico.
  13. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Maybe so. The math all seems very off to me. Maybe I'm off on my math. It happens.

    Either way he's completely correct in saying that ROH is the closer competition for TNA. TNA is absolutely ZERO competition to the WWE at this point.

    Which is sad. I had hoped, years ago, that by now they'd be at least a partial threat to them and they're not even what WCW was to the WWE in WCW's dying days.

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