Question: Do you think fans actions on social media can sway non fans from giving something a chance?
KM Podcast: I think it can have an influence in causing the majority to follow the crowd on social media, but in all fairness WWE is so heavily scripted that we probably do have potential huge stars on the roster right now that could very well cause a boom in WWE, but can't due to the fact that their not given freedom to just go out there and perform to the best of their ability.
Bryan: Anything is possible. Someone who isn't a fan may see someone say something sucks and think well I guess it sucks but also may wait till they can see it themselves. Also, fans actions may have the opposite effect, as the fans might get so into it that nonfans get annoyed and choose not to watch.
Through the Ropes PW: "Yes. If I were to have an urge to watch a new TV show and before hand I saw how many people bashed the show like people do to TNA [now Impact], I'd be crazy to watch it. But thankfully I didn't see any of those hate comments before I started watching TNA, so I gave the show a chance, and it actually saved my strong passion for wrestling that I was losing in 2011 due to losing love for WWE. How can someone who has no clue of a show buy into something that has so many complaints? Its like buying a new TV or Radio, You won't buy one if you hear bad reviews on them, same thing applies here."
Gabrielle: Depends on the “actions”. Some people will read other people’s feedback on something (Movie, TV show, wrestling PPVs, music album etc.) to see if it’s worth their time and money, especially if you’re a non fan of something and you’re thinking about giving it a chance.
Tom: I don’t think fans have the power to sway non-fans in to trying or not trying to watch their certain sport. Ultimately, it comes down to the product that the league and Network is airing that will persuade a new viewer in to watching. If the product is good, then fans will watch.