The machine has made wrestling in America the most irrelevant it's ever been from a mainstream and pop culture aspect. No one cares but us. Everyone else has abandoned them. Their dirt-cheap Network that is available worldwide can't even hit a poultry 2 million subs even with the vault they have. Sad.
What has the competition done to help make wrestling more mainstream relevant. WCW didn't ask WWE to get mainstream recognition they just found a hot angle. While obviously TNA, ROH, and NJPW have never had the backing of someone as flush with cash backing them like WCW did. But the fact remains that they haven't exactly been doing thing to grow the wrestling business as a whole.
These aren't young companies either like Lucha Underground either. You could easily argue TNA trying to be WWE lite, ROH solely focusing on hardcore fans, and NJPW just know getting interested in global expansion has done far more harm than WWE deciding to continue to do them.
I mean at one point ROH had guys like Punk, Bryan, Joe, Styles, Rollins, Sami, and KO working for them. The fact they weren't able to get bigger with all that talent should be criticized heavily, the same way that TNA letting Hogan come in and kill interest is criticized. I mean Vince gets criticized for not getting more out of guys like fucking Drew Gallows and EC3 when people see those guys succeed elsewhere. Why aren't more fans rightfully questioning how they let all that talent slip through their hand
The business doesn't need WWE buying out everyone know, clearly the wrestling industry needs competition. But at some point fingers need to be pointed at WWEs competition for not doing more to better themselves.
Originally Posted by Deadman's Hand
TNA & ROH popped up after a major boom period for the industry. Who's gonna pop up when wrestling is so irrelevant now in the US?
Anyways I hope this isn't true, as this would be awful news for the industry. ROH has had some major faults in the last few years but they're an alternative to WWE in the US, & wrestling doesn't need to lose any of its alternatives.
Something will pop up, just off the sheer fact guys will need somewhere to work and someone with money saved up will see in opportunity to try and profit on that.