Think about how awesome that would be for pro wrestling
WWE would just mishandle them. They would force them to read dumb scripts, book them in stupid ways and just generally do everything to stifle their charismabut I think wrestlind would become a lot more popular if there were some very charismatic characters that aren't there today
Wasn't pro wrestling then either. The Hogan era shifted the focus from pro wrestling to entertainment which we are still in the middle of 33 years later.Pro wrestling needs more than just one larger than life character to expand again and with how sensitive the world is now we won't be seeing a boom period in pro wrestling for awhile , It's just not pro wrestling anymore there isn't any believability or credible wrestlers, a couple here and there aren't enough, or any must see stories being told that bring in paying customers that can sell out a respectable size arena. So no there will never be another Hulk Hogan or Ric Flair or any one that has any credible name value every again, but I wish there will be one .
Disagree. Brock is clearly booked to be a bigger deal than almost everyone else, so is reigns so is strowman. The top guys are still super protected and kept special. That's not the issue. Rock wasn't winning every match, in fact he failed to win at three manias in a row but he still became a huge star.John Cena was the last star I can actually say broke into the mainstream. WWE hasn't been able to genuinely produce another star since then. Daniel Bryan came super close with the YES movement, but too much happened to kill him and his momentum. I feel it probably won't happen. The writing in general for WWE isn't that great and no one really stands out from each other. They don't book anyone to really be a star but one person. We see how that is working.
You mean you lived through the 80's as a kid and the Attitude Era as a teen/adult, so you're obviously going to think that Hogan was more popular since he was part of the most special time in your life, your childhood, but Hogan was just only an American icon, outside of America, it was different because he only really appealed to Americans. In the Attitude Era, Austin wasn't just all the rage and an icon in America, he was all the rage and an icon globally as he was someone that didn't just only appeal to America. Down here in the UK, he was all people could talk about. Austin made wrestling mainstream and a pop culture phenomenon here in the UK. No one ever talked about Hogan down here and Austin made the wrestling world forget about him. Austin made the WWF bigger and surpassed Hogan's popularity in his peak. You don't have to like it but that's just fact and the way it happened.Austin has never in his entire career been as popular as Hogan in his peak. I lived through the 80s and the Attitude Era and that's a fact. Hogan was a fucking national icon. He's on a whole other level