Why the Internet Hurts Wrestling

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Hannah Bee, May 17, 2012.

  1. Link HERE.

    Show Spoiler

    I agree with the author. But, how can I we live without the spoilers? It's a double-edged blade.

    Thoughts guys?
  2. Don't look @ the spoilers.
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  3. Great article, thanks for the link!

    The show is so much better if you avoid the spoilers. (Except Smackdown. Nothing can save that shit, and it's nice to know in advance if there's a Justin Gabriel appearance.)

    One thing to remember that comes of it is that dirt sheets are so unreliable. You have to take everything that happens with a grain of salt, therefore most of the stuff you read on there should be treated as things just to talk to us on this forum about. If it happens, great, if not, it's just more dirtsheet BS.

    Although, you have to wonder if WWE plans so much fewer surprises out of fear that the internet will leak things. Then again, we knew Brock Lesnar was coming back, and did that ruin that moment? Hell no.
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  4. It's hard not to rely on spoilers for me, because RAW and SD! is shown late here in the Philippines, which sucks balls.

    Some dirtsheets are pretty reliable, especially the big ones.

    Brock coming back was an idea circulating a long time ago in the IWC. Maybe it was for you, but I was like, "Meh.". I don't know, maybe because I started in the PG era or because I wasn't too moved by his UFC career.
  5. Just don't read the spoilers, it's your choice. Some might say they can't resist the temptation, but that is a problem of their own, not the internet. I doubt WWE would ever hate the internet as a whole, since they benefit from it in their own way.
  6. You can avoid spoilers and still have things spoiled for you just by being on Twitter or a forum.

    Two obvious examples of this would be Punk tweeting out a pic of Heyman & being on this forum around the time Brock was rumored to return. Even if you weren't on dirtsheets reading the rumor you were going to read something about Brock being in Miami or having signed a contract.
  7. There is no answer to whether the internet hurts wrestling. There is no "yes it does" or "no it doesn't" because there's two sides. Internet helps wrestling just as much as it hinders it. WWE have used the internet better than most companies in the world. If you don't want to read spoilers, then don't go on sites where you can. "But Twitter?!?!?", don't go on Twitter if you follow someone who could spoil it for you.
  8. Happened to me, I learned about Lesnar being there before the show... I don't blame the people who posted it though.
  9. Obviously you can just barricade yourself off from the world if you want to avoid spoilers, but we have both agreed on a number of occasions that posting in a discussion thread is going to increase your enjoyment of any wrestling show.
  10. I usually download the show off of Telly, save it to my phone, and watch it on the bus ride to work. Then check the dirtsheets afterwards. If you can do something like that, it may help with the spoiler issue. As Dolph's says, unless you take part in our wonderful discussion threads, you MUST watch the show over Youtube anyway.
  11. Oh, and FYI, Twitter doesn't hurt WWE. Every sport is doing that now, NFL/NBA/MLB. They use Twitter so the fans can better connect with the players and just as a way of communication.
  12. NFL/NBA/MLB doesn't have a dumbass commentator talking about it every 10 seconds.
  13. Comparing WWE to real sports is pointless. There is no such thing as a spoiler when you are watching real sports live. CM Punk spoiled Heyman's return.


    And this. Can you imagine Al Michaels plugging a different players twitter account after every play or constantly updating you on what was trending? puke
  14. And who gives this info away of all this backstage stuff and storylines?
  15. Theres also another thing spoilers do. Creative responsible for Smackdown know that spoilers come out the next day so they can't ever pull off a good show people can be excited for without ruining the surprise themselves. The surprise factor plays such a huge factor in a show.
  16. Exactly, in that case, internet helps wrestling right? :emoji_stuck_out_tongue:

    It evens itself out. Think how they've used internet in the last 2 years alone. The vignettes/promos etc. Right now with their viral campaign "revolution", it's interesting stuff.
  17. Internet works as a double-edged sword when it comes to wrestling, indeed.
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