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Old 05-11-2013, 03:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Nope. It's a dying industry and will continue to decline.

The internet is largely to blame for that.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Nope. It's a dying industry and will continue to decline.

The internet is largely to blame for that.
I disagree it's not the internet it's the booker's not evolving. Plus them making stupid decisions.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:29 PM   #23 (permalink)
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It's a surprise the product has even lasted so long since the Attitude Era.
wrestling has been around for 100 years in some shape or fashion, when the final book is written on pro wrestling the attitude era will but take up a chapter, a successful one sure but wrestling didn't begin and certainly won't end with the attitude era and in the grand scheme of things when we talk about worldwide over the course of the past century its impact is even less

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Nope. It's a dying industry and will continue to decline.

The internet is largely to blame for that.
wrestling is not a dying industry, there is more wrestling on national prime time us television right now than ever before, raw right now is doing what nitro and raw did combined in early 1996 in terms of actual viewership, combined in jan/feb 1996 nitro and raw were drawing about 3.1-3.5 million homes back then

wwe average live attendance for houseshows in 1994 was 2,880, in 2012 it was 6,000, the highest grossing pro wrestling show in history just happened last month, it drew $12.3m at the gate, thats the more money from ticket sales than mania 17, 18 and 19 combined

to address the op question, nobody knows or can tell when a boom is coming, even in late 1997 nobody foretold a boom happening then, i have been reading meltzer and kellers stuff circa october/early november 1997 and they are both in agreement that the wwf roster lacks serious depth at the time, of course neither man could predict that vince would become one of the greatest tv heels in history just a few months later

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I think so. For the first time since Ecw, wwe isn't the best promotion. Icw, metro pro and Portland wrestling uncut are all better. Other people might name you promotions that they like. Pro wrestling guerilla and tcw have good reps.

Perhaps most important of all, TNA has turned a corner, even of it's not great.


It might take 5 years for things to catch fire but I think we have a solid foundation in all these promotions.
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I question whether there'll ever be another "wrestling boom" period again, actually.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #26 (permalink)
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The above poster has a point about the Attitude Era in the grand scheme of things. It's not a huge deal, and when the American industry learns to move on almost completely from that, things might be better. But we don't know that, because some viewers haven't learned to move the fuck on either. Move on! The negative impact of that era was real, and wrestling in America might not recover from it.

Wrestling has been in sustained decline for nearly a decade in almost all areas of the world where it's proiminent. USA, Japan & Mexico aren't what they once were. Much of Europe has lost its wrestling identity and has been replaced with shallow 'sports entertainment' clones. Canada and Australia haven't shown any real promise. The capacity for wrestling to be profitable is still there, but I can't think of a single place where wrestling is truly buzzing. People believed in the potential for a new 'boom' period in 2006 and up to 2008. It's only declined in most areas of the world. A lot of people have given up on the idea that it will ever happen again. You cannot assume it will happen. There have been promising but minor trends in Mexico, WWE have been strong, and New Japan are very very slowly recovering from what you hope is their lowest level. That could all be temporary at this point, but it's something at least.
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How is there serious discussion about a wrestling boom period that mentions something called "TCW" which I have legitimately never heard of outside of this board and doesn't have it's own Wikipedia page and not even a slight mention of WWE and how it's doing (It just posted it's single most profitable day in it's history/wrestling history.)

Also no, the industry in America can only boom if a company rises up to WWE's level. That's never going to happen again, so no more booms.
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How is there serious discussion about a wrestling boom period that mentions something called "TCW" which I have legitimately never heard of outside of this board and doesn't have it's own Wikipedia page and not even a slight mention of WWE and how it's doing (It just posted it's single most profitable day in it's history/wrestling history.)

Also no, the industry in America can only boom if a company rises up to WWE's level. That's never going to happen again, so no more booms.
You made yourself kinda sound like a mark.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:20 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I've been saying for years, we just went through a boom in Pro Wrestling it's called "MMA". Hardcore wrestling fans might disagree but to the average fan/same viewership, MMA replace that void. In the 80's it was Hulkamania with larger than life cartoon characters, 90's MNW/NWO/Attitude/ECW all came around the same the time to create the next boom that should be called the "Monday Night Wars" boom not Attitude era. In the 2000's it was MMA which includes a form of wrestling,fighting and showmanship that wrestling is familiar with. I think fans opinions has change, why watch the fake wrestling when I can get the real deal. Not too mention, MMA indies are definitely more superior to wrestling indies. MMA might not be wrestling to some people but MMA sure did affect wrestling and postpone any boom. MMA hurt wrestling wayyyy more than its hurt boxing which is doing great with Mayweather and Pacquio fights. I hate to say it but wrestling is not cool anymore.
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