Is It Lying If You Don’t Believe It?

Nick Paglino

New York Mets’ General Manager said during a December 1st conference call with bloggers, “To grow revenue, we have to put a better product on the field.”

Isn’t that what all sports franchises need to do?

In wrestling, if crowds diminish and ratings diminish, then doesn’t it make sense to improve the product so crowds and ratings return?

It’s one reason why a strong talent development system is critical to put a better product for consumers and grow revenue. Ring of Honor recently held another Tryout Camp, a two-day teaching and evaluation camp in Bristol, PA. Over 40 athletes came out and there were quite a few standouts. Some will eventually make their way onto Ring of Honor cards and possibly the weekly television show.

One thing I never understood about the stars that do their best to hold new wrestlers down… don’t they know that top stars always need new opponents and fresh matchups to keep themselves interesting to the audience?

It was a lesson that some members of Piper’s generation learned but forgot… or perhaps those in charge of them allowed it to happen? Either way, some of the older generation forgot where they came from.

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I am interested to see how Gregory Iron’s campaign to get into the 2012 Royal Rumble goes. I first wrote about him a couple of years ago and think he’s great.

Good luck, kid!

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