Network a success?

Hey Scott,
With news coming out that after the 10% cut from payroll, the Network now only needs 500k subscribers…isn't it now considered a success? I mean while it does really suck that people lost their job, it was all people that weren't needed. You've said yourself that cuts were loooong overdue. And they could get rid of at least 15 more that no one would notice or care. Are they really going to continue paying Tensai $400,000 a year to do commentary in NXT? I would think he would be number 1 on the chopping block. They should be able to get $500,000 subs consistently once the worldwide rollout, eh? Then the network wouldn't be anywhere near the disaster its being made out to be. The whole 1 million subs break even point was their own foolishness of having a bloated payroll. Agree?
​Well, yeah, most people have been saying all along their projections and expectations were just pie-in-the-sky ridiculous, which led to stupidity like using private jets to fly everywhere and the giant video wall of epilepsy that adds nothing to the product and costs millions to haul around everywhere.  And of course they employ dozens of writers that end up adding nothing and agents for every match who all come up with the same stupid finishes and everyone else who is detracting from the product.  Wrestling was FINE for many years with one booker and a couple of guys working out finishes with the wrestlers.  It's their own dependence on overly scripted promos and choreographed matches that forces them to keep all this dead weight on the payroll in the first place.  I feel bad for the guys losing their jobs, but they can cut things WAAAAAY back still without anyone really noticing.  ​

Ryback v Lord Tensai: Failure v Success

Both are former talents who were gone and then came back. Both squashed people only one man went over huge and the other is in a gimmick death dive I don't think it is a case of Mr Perfect v Red Rooster where one person had a far more marketable gimmick.  Is it really a matter that more people just recognized Albert or is it a matter of Nikita Koloff-Goldberg-Ryback having more charisma  Or a case of Lord Tensai begin a slow moving squasher and Ryback being a fast moving squasher? Curious on your take. Wayne

"Mr. Burns, your campaign has the momentum of a runaway freight train…"  
I think perception is an interesting thing, because Ryback hasn't actually beaten anyone of note, but he's current getting a good reaction, so the perception is that he's over.  However, keep in mind that he has not moved ratings one bit (and in fact, ratings have plummeted in the month since his megapush began) and he's never even been in an advertised PPV match.  I'm not saying he's the reason for the ratings troubles, since he's rarely featured at a point where he could make a difference, but please do keep in mind that his actual push to the main event only started two weeks ago.  This is PLENTY of time for him to crash and burn just as dramatically as Tensai.  Actually, Tensai hasn't done anything "dramatically" since his debut, so that's probably a bad analogy.  But the Cell PPV could (probably will) be a total flop, the fans could turn on the gimmick if the Punk match doesn't work, and Vince could wake up the next day and have Ryback doing jobs to Zack Ryder.  One never knows, so I think all the talk about programming him with Lesnar or Undertaker is a wee bit premature.  
However, if we want to compare, then yes, Ryback squashes guys quickly and gets out of there before he can get exposed, whereas Tensai bored the people from the start and never recovered from it.