I want a show I enjoy. As long as it is enteratining I will watch. I swear some wrestling fans are fucking weird. "I can't like it unless others like it"
No one said they can't like it unless others do.
If that was the case then wouldn't I like it since there are people who in fact like it.
I'm saying it's ok for you to enjoy it, however they shouldn't cater to you & 1.5 million over 10 million people.
Nor should you pretend you want WWE to have competition if you want it to appeal to your niche preference.
If you want an American NJPW/ROH/Niche, it's fine, but don't expect most fans to accept it.
Blame AEW for the bait and switch of saying they were going for lapsed fans then not.
Blame AEW for competing with WWE on mainstream TV then producing a niche product that will 100% fail at that.
They entered a territory they shouldn't have when they approached TNT, hence why it's getting criticized, if they mess up then they mess up our chances of getting a mainstream competition to WWE, TV execs will never accept non-WWE wrestling.
If they wanted to be NJPW/ROH 2.0, if they wanted to appeal to a niche audience they already have, they should've said that from the get go and stayed off TNT to not lose to WWE on mainstream TV, to not hurt the non-WWE wrestling market.
WCW was rid of because of a mismanaged merger, then the WWF killed it when they were still getting at least 3 million viewers(2.0 in 2000 was 2,800,000 viewers)
RESULT: WWF becomes a monopoly and kills the 1996-2002 Wrestling Bubble the next year.
Blame: AOL-Time Warner for ridding assets for merger, Vince Mcmahon for bad booking.
TNA killed itself as a mainstream alternative when Russo left in 2012, then when SpikeTV cancelled them for money negotiations in 2014.
RESULT:Less acceptance of non-WWE wrestling. DVR proof however becomes selling point post 2014 due to cord cutting
RESULT: Mainstream TV execs won't accept Non-WWE wrestling, DVR proof argument won't work, AEW will be pointed out as example.
AEW will hurt Non-WWE wrestling more than WCW and TNA.