Originally Posted by redban
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.