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Old 01-09-2018, 08:57 PM   #70
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Originally Posted by #BROKEN Hasney View Post
I've seen some rumblings that Cody and the Bucks might have Jericho and Rey on board for doing this with them. Does that change anyones views?
Not really. 34,995 paid for the Tokyo Dome for Jericho's first match outside the WWE in 18 years. Compare this to 26,192 in 2017. That's an increase of 8,803, also factoring in a fantastic year for New Japan, in general, for one of the biggest shows of the wrestling calendar. I think they got something like 25,000 new subscriptions. That's a lot different from travel, tickets, accommodation, etc. Unless they are trying to bring in a local crowd.

I don't think people care as much as they think. I'm sure they can get a few thousand, but Jericho doing special appearances like this is going to lose its luster pretty quick -- the law of diminishing returns, etc. Rey is a legend too, but it's not like he was packing out 10,000 for WCPW or whatever.

They're looking at Chicago. I imagine they will try to get Punk. Even so, I am actually skeptical. I wouldn't be shocked if they achieved it, but how much is CM Punk wrestling on his own really worth? And then is it really Cody and The Bucks drawing that crowd? They can probably make a profit if they manage to get it on a subscription network and people sign up to see the Punk return.
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