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Dana vs hardcore internet fans

Cbear2011-11-23 07:14:24 +0000 #1
Its no secret that Dana does not like hardcore internet fans who in the pro wrestling world are terms "smarks" for smart marks--Fans who follow every tiny detail and arm chair quarterback every move the promotion makes. Like Vince McMahon before him, Dana hates having his product questioned and is full of vitriol at the very fans who have been the most loyal and stuck with him during the dark years before the much vaunted and catered to "casual fan" existed. Here are some comments from Dana at the presser following Rua/Hendo regarding hardcore net fans who thought the Rua/Hendo fight would have been much better on the Fox debut than the Junior/Cain blink and you miss it fight.

"Those of us who are in this room and people who have been watching this for a long time just incredibly appreciate what those two did tonight in there, and you can understand what they went through and what's going on. The rest of the world would go, 'Oh my God. What was that?'"

"I said it before, and I'll say it again: If I could go back in a time machine and do the FOX fight again, it would be done the same exact way – exactly the same way,"The hardcores can [expletive] about that fight. I couldn't care less what they think about that fight. I don't care. People are like, 'Oh, you don't care what your fans think?' No, I do not care what you think. That fight had to go the way that it went because none of you guys understand what goes on behind the scenes."

"Those of you that think we didn't do the right thing on the first FOX fight do not understand what it takes to build this sport beyond national television so shut up again."

Ok Dana we get it, you hate being double guessed and anyone who does can go to hell. You are rolling in money these days running a billion dollar juggernaut and are going to be King of the World so how dare anyone question your decisions or discuss the pros & cons of your product. Sure those hard core fans were the only thing keeping your company alive before TUF took off and your company was 40-something million in debt and you wanted to sell it. Sure many of them have been following your company since Royce Gracie walked into the cage and showed the world this crazy thing called BJJ. Sure they were there when a ppv drawing 100,000 buys was considered a success. But, thats all ancient history and you don't need that now. Because surely the popularity of your product could never drop to where you might need those buys from the hardcore net fans. Could it?


seansloan2011-11-23 07:28:39 +0000 #2
I think he hates hardcore internet fans mostly because they steal his product.
Cbear2011-11-23 07:31:42 +0000 #3
Dana is probably right that the Rua/Hendo fight might have freaked out the soccor moms watching in prime time, but does he have to hate his most loyal fans so much?

Afterall, they bought his first Ferrari before the casual fans started tuning in.
Cbear2011-11-23 08:22:54 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by seansloan

I think he hates hardcore internet fans mostly because they steal his product.

Ok, then he is justified since he is there to make money. But, there are a ton of them who buy every single ppv he has.

I know my cable bill is inflated because there are 1 or 2 UFC ppvs on it every single month.
Tallica19812011-11-23 08:36:46 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Cbear

Ok, then he is justified since he is there to make money. But, there are a ton of them who buy every single ppv he has.

I know my cable bill is inflated because there are 1 or 2 UFC ppvs on it every single month.

Same here
seansloan2011-11-23 07:31:48 +0000 #6
"The hardcores can [expletive] about that fight.

What does that mean?What expletive fits there?

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