Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: commentary booth shaped like a couch
Re: Are We In For A Wrestling Boom?
Oh, okay, my bad - I assumed you meant a financial boom, which almost definitely isn't on the horizon. But still, having just re-watched McGuinness vs. Danielson vs. Castagnoli vs. Black from 2008, it's safe to say that US independent wrestling is in a far weaker state now than it was five years ago. Also, having trudged through the entire Champion Carnival, which mostly played out before tiny, quiet crowds, your sweeping statement about Japan doesn't really hold water either.
To me, WWE & TNA have both reached a point where they just tick over & nothing significant changes from one year to the next, ROH is a shell of its former self, and New Japan & PWG are the closest any companies are coming to perfecting their art right now (and that's been the case for several years with both).