Why I hate: WWE Cyber SundayBy thinksojoe · · Leave a Comment
This article is part 9 of a series on WWE Pay Per View events. See also: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.
WWE Fans tend to think that they’re just as much a part of the show as the performers in the ring. To an extent, they are. A hot crowd can make a mediocre match feel like a five star classic. Fans reactions to performers can even influence how the Superstars’ careers turn out. Steve Austin is a prime example of a guy who promoters didn’t know what to do with until the crowd got behind him and made him, arguably, one of the biggest names in the history of the industry. Make no mistake about it, if the fans didn’t get behind him, he wouldn’t be going into the Hall of Fame in a couple of weeks. So since the fans are an important part of the show anyway, why not give them the book, right?
I present my arguments against WWE Cyber Sunday, after the jump!
Cyber Sunday (November)
Ah yes, the event formerly known as Taboo Tuesday. An event whose inaugural edition in 2004 saw Shelton Benjamin voted in by the fans to face – and defeat – Chris Jericho for his very first singles championship. The concept of the event was good enough – the fans vote for what they want to see. The problem is, just how much influence does WWE have over who gets voted for?
When November rolls around, and the build for Cyber Sunday starts, you can almost instantly tell what option WWE wants you to vote for. Sadly, the sheep fall for it, and we’re stuck seeing what WWE was planning on booking anyway. Good concept, poor execution. Sorry Cyber Sunday, you used to be a PPV I looked forward to, but the novelty wore off pretty quick. Add in the fact that you’re being aired in the same month as one of the big four, and it’s hard to justify your existence.
Just one article left to go in this series on WWE PPVs, so join us next Sunday at Noon for a look at Armageddon and the closing arguments to this two month long series.
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