Originally Posted by IceCold48
wow...mma is struggling this year only a little over 1.5 million ppv buys over the course of 4 shows and now getting beat by a fake wrestling knock off of TUF...sure hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
Not sure why you guys are saying it's a "knock off" of The Ultimate Fighter. Tough Enough's first season was in 2001. They did a couple more seasons after that and then stopped until it's renewal in 2011. The Ultimate Fighter started in 2005. It's hardly a "knock off".
I'm not a WWE fan anymore, I quit watching because it turned into garbage, but to call it a knock off of a show (The Ultimate Fighter) that in a lot of ways took the formula of past Tough Enough seasons is kind of ridiculous.
Besides, most reality shows are all the same formula now days. Every thing is copying every thing else.
As far as the ratings go, it beating TUF. It's not really that much of a surprise, and I don't think it's the "fall of MMA"- by any stretch of the imagination. The Ultimate Fighter has been the same stale show for years. I'm a huge Lesnar fan and I really have no ambition to watch it. I'm not sure what they can do to improve it, but something needs to be done.
Could have gone way more in depth with this, but oh well, you get my point.