Originally Posted by The Lady Killer
Even WWE knows wrestling is borderline awful now, which is why they continuously push nostalgia acts. They have no clue what to do in regards to creating something new and innovative.
The sport just isn't as popular. Ultimately, no amount of change is going to save a dying fad. Something outside the box will have to make wrestling "cool" again. If people have stopped watching, how are they to know that it has changed to begin with? We complain about the industry dying, but we're the ones who still watch. It's the ones that don't watch that need to be brought back, or new viewers brought in. The demand just isn't there.
Unfortunately, I don't think wrestling can become huge again. The Attitude Era is the greatest era ever and it can't be replaced but can't be duplicated either. With stricter rules and more awareness regarding the consequences of blading left & right and taking huge bumps, it was shown that such a thing cannot last very long. Now unless wrestling becomes like the AE again, it will not reach another popular era and is likely going to fade out with its dying popularity while MMA/UFC is on the way in. And we all know another AE wont happen because the wrestlers can't just jump from cells, land on thumbtacks, take chair shots to the head or blade every other week since the effort is more put into stopping deaths at a young age rather than pushing the wrestlers towards the edge.