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post #51 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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Re: Its not just WWE but wrestling in general is dead.

Where is OP from? My English is far from perfect but the weird lack of articles bothers me a bit.
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Wrestling is just like rock music. It's not mainstream anymore but not dead. There are still millions of fans.







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The Fiend isn't the only talent in WWE. They also have R Truth, Elias Samson and Braun Strowman. Braun Strowman needs to go back to his old ways of being a monster and destroying things. I would also bring back the Hardy Boyz as a tag team because they know how to work the crowd.
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post #54 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 11:42 PM
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They don't have any characters or exciting storylines to make you tune in the next week.
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If you think wrestling is dead right now you're just over it and no longer a fan.
There's so much good fucking wrestling right now. It's just not in WWE.

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Re: Its not just WWE but wrestling in general is dead.

We sure do love to be overly dramatic and negative on the current state of wrestling, don't we?

How is wrestling "dead" when there is so much of it still happening through WWE, AEW and others? Someone needs to take a break from wrestling because it seems like they are burnt out.


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2 years ago, Smackdown Live 9/12/17 drew 2.754 million with Jinder Mahal as world champ. 2 years later, Smackdown hovers around 2 mil and Raw just got a 2.130 million. Smackdown from 2 years ago outdrew Raw by over 600,000 viewers with Jinder fucking Mahal as world champion. If that's not dying, I have no idea what is. Compare that to 5 or so years ago, when a returning Dave Batista drew 4.86 million viewers in 2014, that episode drew more viewers than this weeks Raw and Smackdown will combined, plus another 800K-1 million viewers. The business is absolutely fucked, Raw will dip below 2 million this year and Smackdown will likely be headed to 1.5 mil or so. Soon enough, they'll have less viewers than peak TNA did. As far as the other companies go, about 387 people still watch Impact and ROH is insignificant. It really all comes down to AEW, if they aren't a big hit, the business will continue to decline into a more obscure niche and will stand the real threat of going into complete underground obscurity if the TV bubble bursts and TV executives stop paying huge money for mediocre ratings.
I do believe that interest is down overall, but to be fair, its hard to come up with even a rough estimate of how many people actually watch something nowadays. How many people are watching an unofficial live stream? how many are downloading it or watching it on some unofficial site a few hours after it ends? how many are watching highlights on Youtube? how many are waiting for that episode to go on the Network? what about the international viewers? admittedly this has already been a factor for most of the decade now which is why I say I agree that interest is down. But still, the basic tv viewership doesnt tell half the story.

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If you think wrestling is dead right now you're just over it and no longer a fan.
There's so much good fucking wrestling right now. It's just not in WWE.
No one is watching this so called "good wrestling." It's not that people stopped being fans of wrestling, it's that the business changed, and not for the better. It sucks and the numbers prove it. WWECW and Impact from 10 years ago are doing numbers slightly under what Raw and Smackdown do today. AEW is a question mark in terms of interest, they're doing fine on PPV so far for an upstart but no one watched their TNT special. Impact and ROH draw about 148 viewers combined. People have sampled these products and most don't like it, because it isn't really pro wrestling.
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Re: Its not just WWE but wrestling in general is dead.

Wrestling is not dead it's just not popular like it use to be, happens to most things in life. This is just something wrestlings fans are going to have to accept, this isn't the Attitude Era anymore and even though wrestling is more mainstream is not something people are interested in anymore. Of course, if you are a fan of wrestling there's plenty of it to go around. It shouldn't matter if millions aren't watching as long as you find it entertaining. Maybe that's another reason wrestling isn't as popular as it could be, wrestling fans have a sheep-like mentality and only watch what they think everyone else is watching. That would explain why so many wrestling fans hate the WWE but continue to watch it simply because it has the most views regardless if other promotions do what they claim WWE doesn't.
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Most modern pro wrestling is hot garbage and like a reboot of the classic 1985 action cheesefest Gymkata.


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