Peaked in what sense? Financially?, work wise? Depth of field? None of the above
mystique and atmosphere
You know that magical feeling when you watched wrestling as a kid? that was the territories in their prime, every night
Larger than life is a term tossed around a lot but when wrestling is isolated in your local area, its much tighter. it has a homely feel but the men in that ring look like gods to you. The Von Erichs, Dusty, Lawler, Gagne all controlled a cult like worship for many years in their prime
and dont even get me started on what would happen when Flair or Andre rolled into down. Seeing Flair taking on your idol and you hating him for rolling out somehow with the title. And Your guy, facing this, god of a man, Andre.
Mark my words, everyone who who saw andre on in the territory was blown away. Back then, and the early days of the Hogan era, Larger than life actually meant something. You werent watching tv stars or guys plastered all over the place, you were watching warriors you worshipped
Wrestling to me has always been about that. Hell its the reason im an undertaker fan. I live for those special moments. But alas, overexposure, cable TV, internet and growing up are the death of that