Re: Its not just WWE but wrestling in general is dead.
Well I think the bandwagon effect is dead. The enormous draw has declined.
Wrestling is still alive if you're willing to find diamonds in the rough.
Most frustrated fans aren't willing to do that, for whatever reason.
It's like trying to find the music you like. I hate generally everything on the radio and have for years, but if I look around the net enough, or go to some clubs, I might find something I've both never heard before AND like. It takes effort though. Effort seems to be a scary word to people.
I would have abandoned wrestling long ago if I just watched WWE. It took me looking everywhere and giving it my valuable time to waste to find some wrestling I still like, and maybe they don't have the big advertising and constant word of mouth, but frankly, I don't care much anymore about that.
Then there's if you've grown out of it. If you're still trying to delve into something you don't enjoy, that's an unhealthy vice. I dropped TV and Hollywood for instance. Movies and shows of this decade made my stomach crawl. Sat my TV on the corner for the scrap man and never looked back. Saved money by not going to theaters. Replaced the void with another hobby. I only grab streams for wrestling now.
Remember as well, it may be dead to you, but it's very much thriving for the teenager who's watching it now and doesn't know any better nor care. And there's still a lot of them. He may have just got into it, or is one of those who generally enjoys what's thrown at him. He pays the tickets and buys the merch. He's ultimately not going to care how you remembered wrestling. He's not going to care if it was more popular "back then" or better "back then". This is the fan of NOW. As long as that fan exists, WWE exists, and AEW exists, and all the others.
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