Hi all, it's my first post here and thought I'd start with a big one! First off I enjoyed Raw this week but I must say I'm not that surprised about the Punk/Miz drop-off in viewers which apparently was enormous. Personally I'm a big fan of Punk, but he's been hurt by the way they built him up to be the catalyst for change and the guy against the system...yet now he's just like everyone else and it makes him look weak. I don't buy Punk's promos anymore because he went from that awesome worked shoot to now just being a general guy towing the company line. It doesn't work. Also when you figure that a lot of people probably came back to deliberately tune into Cena/Rock and HBK/Taker then it figures they would become bored by Punk/Miz. Epsecially now Miz means nothing aswell. I was watching this and also Impact the other day and I thought to myself something pretty controversial...I wonder if the TV shows would be much better to go back to more squash matches and continue to be promo heavy for the most part. Now in the past I've sat and slagged off Russo for all his 90% promos and 10% wrestling on TV, but when you throw out so many meaningless matches that get about 4 minutes then it's no wonder nobody cares anymore. One thing that always bugged me was the way you'd find people having a rematch on TV from a PPV match. What incentive is there to watch or even BUY the PPV when you can see the same match on TV the night after? Or sometimes in the case of TNA even before the PPV! It doesn't work well anymore, and besides that with the sheer amount of WWE programming on TV it makes it very hard work on the writers having to find match after match after match for TV and still build to good matches on PPV aswell. Wouldn't it work better if the majority of matches were saved for PPV on the whole? Now you could have the format of a very promo heavy show mixed in with a couple of squash matches, a highlights showcase of a couple of guys and say one main match or something. I think that would work. Then when the monthly PPV rolls around (more than one a month is too many) you're REALLY keen to see the actual big matches where they're given lots of time, you're invested in seeing who wins because the guys haven't already faced off 15 times on TV and they've been built up (hopefully) with squashes and promos on the way in. This would give the writers loads more time to create fresh feuds aswell. Now I've surprised myself because I used to be all about the wrestling, but I sit now and find myself enjoying good promos and build-up on TV much more than the wrestling. As long as it's being done right such as the Wrestlemania build now then it's good TV and it makes me want to see the PPV. A lot of the time now I find myself bored by the majority of the throwaway matches on TV because for the most part they mean nothing when they could be saved for something big. What are people's thoughts on this?!