How come Lashley v Umaga tends to get all the credit for WM 23’s monster number?
Doesn’t the main event usually get the bulk of the credit/blame for the buy rate? I know the Vince/Trump angle was heavily promoted, but do we know for sure that’s why people were buying the show, rather than for Cena/Michaels or Batista/Taker?
I think common sense would dictate that Trump drew the number, since he spiked ratings and was the primary focus of the buildup. Not to mention that Cena didn’t draw anything approaching that number on his own the year before or the year after and neither did Taker. Plus just from personal anecdotal evidence I bought 23 after months of ignoring the product completely and had friends who wanted to come over and watch the hair v. hair match, and these were people who were casual fans at best.