I didn't get you... Mr. Fairchild ;)
Maybe you can rephrase it.... :)
What if................. I blamed creative and vince?
After reading the blog, I admit the author had a few pointers. However, I felt that almost half of what this person said was either bias or upset. I really appreciate your concern 4 what I or others on here said, though can you please explain to me why this was necessary?
The first line, "Do you internet marks finally get it?" was a turn off. I could tell what kind of person the writer was from that one sentence. Sorry, I won't be reading it. Not interested in the blog of an arrogant blowhard.
Thank you for your thoughts and for referring me to that blog.
Responsibility always lies with the leaders and architects of a company (in any industry) when a product fails to perform as it should. This is an inescapable reality for all business, no matter what that business is.
While the blog you referred me to is an interesting take on the issue, it's logic is hardly without holes. The premise of the blog is basically "Divas simply don't get over with the fans (unless they are attached to a guy), they don't draw no matter what, and that's the real problem."
This assertion completely fails to address how Divas like Sable, Chyna, Lita, and Trish Stratus managed to be so very popular and such huge draws a mere ten years ago. Sure, they were never as big of a draw as the male superstars, and that will probably always be true. But they were much more over, much more of a draw, and their part on the show was flat-out much more entertaining than what we've been getting with the current crop of Diva's on WWE.
Perhaps the argument to explain that discrepancy is "times have changed, and these days people just don't get into them anymore". Well, if that's true, then what is the explanation for the huge success of the Knockouts over on TNA's show, and why are they having so much more success in "getting over" with their fans? (some of them are even the same people who DIDN'T get over at WWE, like my own personal favorite Gail Kim).
No, this assertion that "Divas just can't draw no matter what" is, IMHO, a fatalistic cop-out argument. Yes they do get over. Yes they have gotten over in the past. And yes, they have gotten over quite recently on TNA. And yes - they have been much larger draws in the past than they are now (even if never as large as the males).
The responsibility does lie with management and creative - they are the only ones who can find the solution to fix this and implement it.