Does anyone else feel really bad/upset by the downturn in business for WWE?
I get the sense that most people here are all about "ratings suck again - lol, good for them!". I find that i'm the opposite. It really bugs me that ratings keep going down, and that the move to FOX, although started off with a bang, has since run into a lot of problems (not the least of which is FS1 viewership). I find myself being happy when I hear about WWE being successful, be it ratings going high, or network subs high, etc. And lately - it's almost always been bad news which is depressing.
Before you guys call me a WWE loyalist who will watch anything - i'm not. I've become more of a casual viewer - i keep up with what happens each week, but only really watch when things interest me, because I too have grown quite dis-enthused with a lot of the programming.
Still - i've been a fan for well over 25+ years - and seeing the business struggle continuously is really upsetting. I'd love to see WWE starting to put forth ratings of 4-5 again, and land 5-7+mil viewers per show.
In fact - this isn't even limited to WWE. Even for AEW - i don't mind competition so long as they don't devolve into anything too cutthroat in trying to kill each other off. Would love to similarly see AEW grow in viewership to 2M+ each week.
Do you guys feel it's simply hopeless/a lost cause, and professional wrestling will never again recapture that level of popularity?
And mostly - does anyone else feel bad/find it depressing how everything seems to be trending downwards?