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WWE now is Much more Popular than It was In The Golden Era

Ok So It may not be what everybody thinks but As a fan of WWE from outside the states I think WWE now is much more popular,Famous,Bigger Now Globally than It was in the Golden Era(1980s)..I will state Why i think that way:

1.Limited Television Sets

Hogan,Savage,Jake Roberts,Warrior Were all huge stars in the 80s,But I feel Their popularity was Limited to Just United states or at most to Canada.In the 80s television sets Were Household Items In America But Rest of the world They weren't.

2.No Cable

In the 1980s Cable was present in just America or maybe Canada.And hence wrestling could just expand to Very few Countries.Today WWE is a bigger brand,Much bigger in every country than it was in the 80s because Cable television is Present in every Country Possible.Hogan,Savage Were pop culture Icons But I feel Limited Cable Outside Amercia affected their recognition and Popularity.

3.Not touring Outside America

In the Golden Era WWE never toured Outside,And hence my point very few people might have known about wwf in Africa,Asia Or Australia.It wasn't untill 1993-94 that WWf went international and almost every country knew what WWF was.During the attitude era Cable television In every country And being broadcasted in 100 countries helped SCSA/rock Become household names.Today WWE tours countries in africa,In france,Uk,Egypt,China,Russia and Is huge and makes news wherever it goes.

And hence Despite being called the golden era it was never truly that popular outside one Country.Thats Why I say Stars Like John Cena,Randy Orton,Cm punk are international stars with fans in every country.

Stars from the 80s were huge But they weren't that popular outside One country.

Thats why I diasagree when people say "will wrestling be as popular as it was in 80s''?..Its already much more popular and 10x More global than it was in the 80s.

WWE now>In the Golden era

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Re: WWE now is Much more Popular than It was In The Golden Era

No, my parents know Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, DiBiase, Jake Roberts etc, it was definitely on TV in Europe in the late 80's because it was huge. However, the WWE's exposure is much bigger nowadays for sure, and WWE videos get thousands of views on websites like YouTube which shows how many fans the company actually has. The business is in a slump though.

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Re: WWE now is Much more Popular than It was In The Golden Era

Popular? No way.

It's more known in a general/light basis, but nobody gives a shit about the product anymore.
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Re: WWE now is Much more Popular than It was In The Golden Era

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Popular? No way.

It's more known in a general/light basis, but nobody gives a shit about the product anymore.
domestic business is down,but worldwide their shows are sold out in every country they tour.

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Re: WWE now is Much more Popular than It was In The Golden Era

Its still huge and was back then too the reason is
Vince made most of his $$$ in the 80s and Hulk Hogan
and such were popular overseas.They had PPVs then too.
circuit tv or whatever you wanted to call it back then
but op is wrong to think Warrior/Hogan/Macho Man were'nt popular.
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Its still huge and was back then too the reason is
Vince made most of his $$$ in the 80s and Hulk Hogan
and such were popular overseas.They had PPVs then too.
circuit tv or whatever you wanted to call it back then
but op is wrong to think Warrior/Hogan/Macho Man were'nt popular.
I said hogan/warrior/savage were huge in States but not huge in places like asia or africa where they didnt have Television or Cable back in the 80s.

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Re: WWE now is Much more Popular than It was In The Golden Era

Hogan was Huge in Asia and they knew who he was in Africa
I don't know where you been but ask anyone over 40 from either
and they know and knew who Hogan is.
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Hogan,Savage,Jake Roberts,Warrior Were all huge stars in the 80s,But I feel Their popularity was Limited to Just United states or at most to Canada.In the 80s television sets Were Household Items In America But Rest of the world They weren't.
Lolwut. All of the West has had widespread television since the early 1960s, even the Soviets had it from a similar time.
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Re: WWE now is Much more Popular than It was In The Golden Era

We Egyptians had television in the 1960's, wrestling wasn't really huge until the late 90's but it had a following in the 80's and early 90's so people knew about Hogan and the Undertaker and then the Attitude Era came making the Rock and Stone Cold known too. In fact there were ton of bootlegged wrestling video collection released in the VHS and CD market particularly Hogan, Taker and The Rock.

I don't consider myself a Mark or a Smark, just a Pro-Wrestling fan.
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Nah...People that dont watch wrestling donīt really know who John Cena is. Alot of people know who Taker, HBK, Hulk Hogan is.
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