2007 Mutant League Champion
Before i forget, because this doesn't have any news, Melzter spoke some more on this Brock thing on a podcast that just got put up.
He said, first off, we don't know what happened. He feels that Heyman is the key to it though. Heyman works with Brock, he is also working with WWE right now, and Heyman is a smart guy, this very well could have been Heyman telling Brock to show up to build some talk, which it has done, and that's it.
He was pretty sure Brock's WWE contract doesn't allow for him to fight in UFC right now, because they can't risk him being hurt and ruining all their plans.
So Brocks meeting with Dana could have been as simple as Brock telling him he would like to come back, but he can't until his WWE time is down, which would piss Dana off, because it's the second time WWE tried to build an angle using his tv that he didn't know about (Dana was pissed when Taker showed up to that UFC show.) If WWE tomorow mentions this, especialy if Heyman is on tv mentioning it, then we will obviously know it's all apart of an angle, but Brock hasn't quit WWE or anything, so that bit or the story is a non starter.
If I was Vince I wouldn't piss Dana off. If he really wanted to he could put a UFC ppv on the saturday before every WWE ppv for the year AND put a super card up the night before Wrestlemania. UFC owns ppv nowadays they could make that a dead revenue stream for the WWE if they wanted to compete. WWE's at a weak point and they are vulnerable to something like that and it would send a huge message to all of UFC's competitors.
2007 Mutant League Champion
With declining buyrates they aren't going to move in direct competition with WWE. Like, granted, we've seen in the past, Mania does a lower buyrate if close to a UFC event, but that was during UFC's absolute peak, they are in decline right now. As much of a nutball Dana likes to portray himself as, he isn't going to do anything that could hurt himself, whatever big fights he has, say GSP's return fight (GSP being the biggest star UFC has), he's going to put that when it has no competition, to do the max possible buys.
And as to UFC's competition...what competition? Boxing draws from a different audience from MMA and Wrestling,t hat's been proven over and over again, and the big boxing events will always do more buys than the big UFC or WWE shows. There is no other competition i can think of.
It's also pretty safe to say that of the 4 or 5 million who watch Raw every week, and the B shows (with no super special thing like Lesnar wrestling) doing 80k buys, those are the hardcore fans who are going to buy the ppv anyway, those are probably the people who don't watch UFC.
Oh, and just so no one calls me on it, and to cap off the UFC vs WWE talk, when i say UFC is lacking stars right now, i'm not blaming that on Dana or UFC as a company, it's not pro wrestling so he doesn't have that kind of control.
He can't keep guys from getting hurt, they can't have the stars fight in a ppv every month, he's told guys to call out other guys for fights but they don't usualy do it, a lot of them aren't good talkers in general because it's a real sport and they aren't hired or winning based on their mouths. So, not his fault, not joe silvas fault, just the way things are.
Though if he wrote promos for the guys and could convince people it was real i think it would probably help. As long as it didn't get out.
"Heads up-- If Havok's position in UA #5 really upset you, it's time to drown yourself hobo piss. Seriously, do it. It's the only solution." - Rick Remender
Sucks 200 character limit.
But Cena could also probably use a break every now and then. Health-wise, that schedule's going to really catch up to him at some point.
The weird thing with Cena is that he was on top for years (since 05 really) but fueds with Rock and Brock probably helped rejuvinate him enough that he's got another 2-3 years as a top babyface if they want to stretch it. Then if they turn him heel he's effectively going to be the character to watch, almost like a nWo Hulk Hogan. So that could extend it even furher. They might get close to 15 years out of that guy when all is said and done.
Dynamic Dudes were in the new botchamania!
Not for botching, just to make fun of the fact that they were much less popular than the midnight express and cornette.