Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Oct 2012
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.
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