Pollock’s POV: Capturing That Coveted Demo

80250658.jpgWhen it comes to television ratings, we’re always hearing about that coveted 18-34 male demographic. It’s probably the most important demo for advertisers.

So why is professional wrestling ignoring this highly sought after group?

John Pollock looks at how the WWE can service this audience while also continuing their efforts of attracting the younger sector of society.


Pollock’s POV: Capturing That Coveted Demo

You can hear much more from John Pollock weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on Fight Network Radio on Sirius channel 186 or via Hardcoresportsradio.com not to mention every Sunday evening at 11 p.m. ET on Live Audio Wrestling.

Damn Static…

As I mentioned earlier, I had the distinct honor of being a guest on Fight Network Radio (aka Ranallo on the Radio) today.

We talked a whole bunch of WWE and primarily last night’s episode of RAW and the current direction of the product leading up to Judgment Day this Sunday.

More annoying than last night’s episode was the static that kept popping up every time I spoke. I really hate Vonage.

Anywho, still some good nuggets in there including a quasi-bet I made with Ranallo that if William Regal headlines Summerslam in a match against HHH, I would kiss his Canadian behind.


JarryPark on Fight Network Radio

Pollock’s POV: Who’s The Strangest Of ‘Em All?

by John Pollock, JarryPark.com contributor

When you interview people on a daily basis such as we do on Fight Network Radio and Ariel Helwani does on Jarry Park and MMARated.com, you’re going to have some gems, you’re going to have some duds and you’re going to have ones that are just insane!

This week, I take a look at some of the stranger guests in Fight Network Radio’s one-year history!

And I’ll throw it out to the Jarry Park nation: What is the strangest combat sports-related interview you have ever heard?

Tyson?

Hogan?

Mayhem Miller?

Let us know!


Pollock’s POV: Who’s The Strangest Of ‘Em All?

You can hear much more from John Pollock weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on Fight Network Radio on Sirius channel 186 or via Hardcoresportsradio.com not to mention every Sunday evening at 11 p.m. ET on Live Audio Wrestling.

Pollock’s POV: September Can’t Come Soon Enough

To the surprise of no one (including his family), Steve Forbes did not throw a wrench into the plans of Oscar De La Hoya for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. later this year as he lost to the Golden Boy Saturday night via unanimous decision.

With “2 pounds” out of the way, De La Hoya now sets his sights on the “147 pound” WBC Welterweight champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr., for a September rematch.

One year ago today, the two were responsible for generating the biggest business in the history of boxing on Pay-Per-View with 2.4 million buys as well as the largest gate in the history of Nevada.

Can these two repeat the kind business that HBO is hoping for in 2008? And, while we’re at it, do people even want to see a rematch?

John Pollock says yes they can and yes they do!


Pollock’s POV: September Can’t Come Soon Enough

You can hear much more from John Pollock weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on Fight Network Radio on Sirius channel 186 or via Hardcoresportsradio.com not to mention every Sunday evening at 11 p.m. ET on Live Audio Wrestling.

Pollock’s POV: Investigating Dana White’s Stance On Kimbo Slice

 

The UFC descended upon Canada this past weekend and president Dana White was sure to make all of the media rounds in preparation for the event.

In a number of interviews, Dana stated that Kimbo Slice was just a “thug” and a “street fighter” and that the UFC would never promote such a freak show.

This week, Pollock takes a look at this statement of hypocrisy.


Pollock’s POV – 04/24/08

You can hear much more from John Pollock weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on Fight Network Radio on Sirius channel 186 or via Hardcoresportsradio.com not to mention every Sunday evening at 11 p.m. ET on Live Audio Wrestling.

Pollock’s POV: One-On-One With THE Bill O’Reilly

Today, John Pollock pulled in the guest of all guests: Bill O’Reilly. Quite the coup.

Much like he is in other sectors of society, O’Reilly is currently enjoying his status as MMA’s Public Enemy #1 for his coverage of the sport last week.

So, Pollock got the exclusive and really found out what O’Reilly thinks of the sport. A great piece of journalism highlighted by Mauro Ranallo’s excellent appearance at the end.


Pollock’s POV: One-On-One With THE Bill O’Reilly

You can hear much more from John Pollock weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on Fight Network Radio on Sirius channel 186 or via Hardcoresportsradio.com not to mention every Sunday evening at 11 p.m. ET on Live Audio Wrestling.

Talkin’ Sylvia-Fedor, RAW and Mike Knox’s (Alleged) Blunder

As I mentioned earlier, I was a guest on Fight Network Radio yesterday afternoon. Host Mauro Ranallo and I spoke about some interesting MMA and wrestling topics including:

* The rumored Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia bout

* The post-Wrestlemania WWE landscape

* The HBK-Batista storyline

* The story involving steroids being found in the former home of WWE wrestlers 

(By the way, the above photo of Kelly Kelly has nothing to do with any of these issues but she was Knox’s “girlfriend” for a while on ECW so I thought it would be a propos and more interesting than a photo of Mr. Ole Anderson Jr. What a weird pairing that was. Sort of like Lita with Essa Rios way back when.)


Ariel Helwani – 04/08/08

Listen to Mauro Ranallo and John Pollock weekdays from 3-4 p.m. EST on Fight Network Radio on Sirius channel 186 or via Hardcoresportsradio.com.

Listen To Fight Network Radio Today (And Everyday)

I interrupt your day to let you know that I will be a guest during the “Insider” segment on Fight Network Radio today to discuss a little MMA and wrestling.

While my appearance will come at 3:15 p.m. EST, The show airs on Sirius channel 186 or via the Hardcore Sports Radio site from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. I suggest listening to the whole show – it’s quality fight programming.

Pollock’s POV: Dissecting Tragedies In And Out Of The Ring

Fight Network Radio and Live Audio Wrestling producer, John Pollock, tackles a couple of heavy duty topics this week.

First off, he weighs in on another “is pro wrestling responsible for this death” story. The incident in question is the death of a two-year-old boy in East St. Louis, IL. It appears as though the boy’s brother was responsible for the killing after strangling his brother with a part of their curtain. Their mother claims that her son learned this maneuver while watching World Wrestling Entertainment programming.

Next, Pollock looks at the Luis Resto- Billy Collings tragedy. Twenty-five years later this story continues to get uglier and remains a highly-debatable topic.


Pollock’s POV: Dissecting Tragedies In And Out Of The Ring

You can hear much more from John Pollock weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on Fight Network Radio on Sirius channel 186 or via Hardcoresportsradio.com not to mention every Sunday evening at 11 p.m. ET on Live Audio Wrestling.