How the WWE Could Get Some More Fans

jason savageCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2008

If you have read any of my articles you may see a common thread running through them, basically how the WWE and pro wrestling in general could get better and rid itself of the same ol same ol. 

I talked about a WWE/TNA war, starting up fresh territories/minor leagues with some TV time to build talent etc. and now I have thought of a third one.

Right now pro wrestling runs in prime time and only in prime time (evenings between 7-11 pm). In prime time you are competing with all the best shows on all of TV (that's why it's called "prime time").

Perhaps some programming outside of that window would be a good know when as we all say "There is nothing on." Putting new eyeballs on the shows that wouldn't normally watch because that's when Monday Night Football or CSI:ALTOONA is on.

If you are in your 30s like I am (closer to 40 each day) you remember when "rasslin'" was on Saturday and Sunday mornings, really all over the weekend if you had cable. Many of us discovered pro wrestling on Satuday mornings when we got "too old" for cartoons. I would dare say pro wrestling was built on weekend syndication and cable TV. Perhaps even moving Saturday Night's Main Event back to late night would be a good idea as well, that is where it did best.

I realize that time placement of shows isn't as important as it once was with the invention of VCR's and DVR's giving us the ability to watch whenever we want but it is still a good idea to put your show in front of as many people as possible. By having some shows on when there is less competition would give new viewers a peek at what they are missing in prime time perhaps driving them to watch the prime time show. 

Now i'm not saying move Monday Night Raw to Sunday Morning Raw, but perhaps RAW AM could run at 9 am on Saturday instead of overnight, or run a "Smackdown Rebound" on Sunday afternoons, heck even some new programming wouldn't hurt, fill it with squash matches like they did back in the '80s.

What do you think?