Targets locked. Over the last few weeks, it has become clear that something needs to change in WWE. The television numbers are taking hit after hit and that cannot continue to be the case much longer. They needed to change something and that caused Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff to be brought in as Executive Directors of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live respectively. As it turns out though, there is a bigger plan at works for the company.
According to Fightful.com, WWE’s plan moving forward will be to focus on the teenage and 18-34 demographics. Last week’s Monday Night Raw saw the teenage demographics increase, meaning WWE sees the need to cater more towards them. The path towards increasing these audiences will see more risque programming and focusing on younger talents, such as Ricochet.
Ricochet certainly got some attention last week. Check out him headlining the show:
Opinion: This is one of those situations where I am going to wait and see. At the end of the day, these plans aren’t going to go anywhere if Shane McMahon and Baron Corbin are still the focuses of the show. Fans have made it clear that they aren’t interested in those two but WWE keeps plugging away with the two of them anyway. WWE can be fixed, and it might be easier to do than they think it is.
Do you like the plan? How can they fix their problems? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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