Originally Posted by Icon_Vs_Icon
Ever heard of Steve Austin? Hulk Hogan? The Rock? Business before and after them wasnt nearly as good. Mania was in a rut after Mania 25 and 26 couldnt break the million buyrate mark until Super
3 came to save the day as always
More like they capitalized on something Vince McMahon went and created. The world of television was all about car crash TV, trash TV, so what do the WWE do? Make some car crash TV, cater towards and audience that ate that shit up. Get some female wrestlers who parade around in little to nothing, get some beer swigging guys who just want to kick the shit out of each other, add some profanity and you have a TV show that was always going to get watched, regardless of who it was. You probably could have had Sandman in Austins position, DDP in The Rocks etc. and they'd have probably drawn a shit load too.
You fastforward to present day and you have the likes of Justin Bieber in the charts, the era of skinny jeans, men who straighten there hair etc. it's a completely different world to what it was so the WWE cater towards that. They start using the profanity, the woman wearing little to nothing, beer, blood etc. they'd lose a lot of viewers, I can guarantee you that.