A few months ago I might have agreed with Rick Riles' comments. After all, who's going to be interested in B.A.S.S. after KVD, Ike, Aaron Martens and other big names leave? But don't forget, B.A.S.S. made KVD, Roland Martin, Rick Clunn and the rest of the marquee names we are all so familiar with now. KVD did not make B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. will continue to launch careers. The casual fan going to an Elites weigh-in may not even know about how many pros moved to BPT, and they may not care. They want to see some big fish being weighed in.
Look at modern rock music – a band like Foreigner has virtually zero original members. Other bands like Journey are missing their top star. Guess what? These bands are doing more ticket sales than ever in some cases. It's the same with B.A.S.S. – it's the name recognition of B.A.S.S. that will grab the viewers and we'll all get to know the newbies better with each event.