Ric Flair actually drew money.
Wrestling is a business. Time to get that into your head. Whether or not you think Bryan Danielson has more 'technical skill' than John Cena is irrelevant, because John Cena makes more money. Therefore, John Cena is a more successful pro wrestler than Bryan Danielson. Way to ignore the rest of the post, though. Your elitist crap about WWE not being 'Pro-Wrestling' is laughable as well. No form of wrestling is an actual sport, it's an entertainment-based business.
Yes, obviously wrestling is a business, about drawing money. But 99.9 % of wrestlers dont go through that hell for money. There are a million better paths to take if they are simply chasing a career. Ask any wrestler why they got into the business, and they will usually say they were inspired to take up wrestling due to their love of the business growing up, and becoming fascinated by the mechanics of wrestling etc.
How dare anyone tell anyone else what they should or not find thought-provoking? What the fuck is that? Some people find modern jazz the most amazing thing on the planet. Do i? No, but i accept that it may be possible to view it as such. Wrestling is the art of telling a story in a ring, and the two (or whatever number) wrestlers are the artists. Some people have simpler minds than others, some people understand wrestling better, and therefore say an roh or puro style will appeal to a clique of people instead of a majority. Wwe keeps things simple, because they unlike much of wrestling today IS about making money, and they do everything possible to keep the dollars flowing. This doesnt mean that its not possible to enjoy a more complex, intricate version of wrestling and find it thought provoking (even though a lot of people wouldnt understand on first viewing, it takes time, like learning a language).
So yeah, for some, roh/puro can be considered far superior to the wwe style, and there is nothing wrong with that opinion. On the other hand, the wwe is making money and in for the most part the best way possible. I dont look down at that style. This post was also directed to Brian btw.
Oh, and i admit it, im a fan of violence tbh.