Plus if the prelims are shit, that wont help hype up anything.
I like to watch the prelims the next day, but if you watch say 6 or 7 fights in a row, and THEN the main card fights start, for the TV viewer might that not take a bit of the anticipation away? I know Japanese cards are often 10 or so fights long, and also people at the arena watch all the fights - I just wonder if everyone wants to spend 6 hours watching fights? To be fair I did this at 95 this year and it was awesome, but I was actually in the arena.
I'd prefer to see them fill in gaps with prelims as they always have, but then put the prelims up for free on the site afterwards. It's not like they lose anything by showing them. If they want to keep the pay scheme and the vault, they could maybe put them up for just a couple of days. In that time the hardcore fans will have had their fill.
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