Wrestling Forum: WWE, AEW, New Japan, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums - View Single Post - What was the biggest reason casual fans went away?

View Single Post
post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 03:31 PM
SayWhatAgain!'s Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 3,933
Points: 0
Re: What was the biggest reason casual fans went away?

None of those things really, of course they didn't help, but the decline had started long before PG or Cena. It's been a steady and long decline. Wrestling stopped being cool in about 2001. Rock and Austin leaving really accelerated things, but the decline had already started. I remember being in school around 2002-03 time and most of the kids had stopped watching wrestling and it was starting to get called "gay"

By the time I finished school in 2009, nobody in my school watched it. In fact, nobody would admit to watching it even if they did, because the "gay" stigma was HUGE. If anybody liked wrestling they'd be bullied, and this is ten years ago, and it's only gotten worse.

Last edited by SayWhatAgain!; 04-12-2019 at 03:35 PM.
SayWhatAgain! is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome