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Old 01-25-2013, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pro wrestling history ended in 2002?

At least in front of the general public, it seems that there's nothing relevant about pro wrestling in America anymore since WWF buying WCW and perhaps the brand split.

One notable event was the Benoit double murder-suicide case, but led into a steeper fall for the entire industry (which I shall discuss in another thread).

Even TNA's rise is unknown for some casuals.

The rise of Punk? Maybe for hardcore fans and casuals (although some casuals still view him as a normal main-event heel unlike us smarks viewing him as a potential GOAT), but not very impactful outside wrestling.

We're obviously living in the post-contemporary age where we have already achieved a "perfect world".
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pro wrestling history ended in 2002?

For many people, wrestling died after the Attitude Era. But to say pro-wrestling history itself died is a stretch.

The company right now isn't doing that bad. Last year's 'Mania set the record for most PPV buys worldwide.

If you compare the TV ratings, fan interest, and PPV buys of today's product versus the early-mid 1990s, you'll see that today's WWE is doing much better.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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For many people, wrestling died after the Attitude Era. But to say pro-wrestling history itself died is a stretch.

The company right now isn't doing that bad. Last year's 'Mania set the record for most PPV buys worldwide.

If you compare the TV ratings, fan interest, and PPV buys of today's product versus the early-mid 1990s, you'll see that today's WWE is doing much better.
I'm not talking about the quality of the product, but how pro wrestling continues to be relevant in sports (not just within a company's success) and how it actually evolves.

I heard somewhere that boxing is having the same lull era too.

If WM28 is the most successful PPV of all time in any sport, then that right there is monumental.
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Who really cares how relevant wrestling is in sports? Do you only enjoy it when sportspeople wear the merch and talk about it?
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Default Re: Pro wrestling history ended in 2002?

I think the big thing is the fact its fake, in the 90's it was still possible to be 30-40 and not know, internet was a baby and it was not as well known, but with the internet, almost evrey one knows, and so many dont look at it anymore as sports, and just dont watch it

if they never knew it was fake oddsa re they would still be watching it

but yes, WWE as a compony did out sell and all that but they AWLYAS do that that, it beats super bowl etc evrey year
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Wrestling as a whole got dull around that point having 1 mainstream company isn't good for anybody workers have less opportunites to get a job & we as a fans have no other alternatives. Thank fuark that TNA & ROH are trying to level out the competition
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I stopped watching in 2002 after the horrible invasion line and when they refused to put the belt on RVD (when he was the hottest star in the company at the time) it became obvious it was going to continue to be the HHH show forever. I started watching again in 2011 cause CM Punk is awesome.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wrestling as a whole got dull around that point having 1 mainstream company isn't good for anybody workers have less opportunites to get a job & we as a fans have no other alternatives. Thank fuark that TNA & ROH are trying to level out the competition
The bad part is neither is even close its kinda sad
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Wrestling truly declined in 2007 with the Benoit tragedy. A few great stuff have happened since then but if I would have a closing chapter for wrestling - that would be the tribute show for Benoit.
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