It's simple. They cater to the non Pro Wrestling fan who is the casual fan. If you want to watch Sports Entertainment you watch the WWE if you want to watch Pro Wrestling you watch companies like ROH and NJPWWhat is WWE doing right to remain the top dog?
Why can't other businesses achieve the same amount of fame, like ROH or New Japan?
What can ROH, New Japan, TNA, and others learn from WWE to be competitive?
TNA has money, and they can't do it. ROH probably is worth 10 million.They are established.
Plus wrestling doesn't make money on its own anymore unless you stay local and have a tv spot.
Look up the drawing in wwe shows and you don't see a whole lot of people showing up, but the tv spots, the merch, the movies, video games... etc.... is where they make most of their profit.
What's the best way to make 5 millions dollars by starting your own wrestling promotion?
Answer: Start with 10 millions dollars.
The WWE is to powerful now. The only company who would have a shot is NJPW but the language gap needs to be erased which is never going to happen. They are the only ones with the money and the talent to actually break through.TNA has money, and they can't do it. ROH probably is worth 10 million.
Established things get overthrown all the time. MySpace was established, then Facebook came along. A superior product will win out in the end.
How can ROH deliver a superior product?
This.The WWE is to powerful now. The only company who would have a shot is NJPW but the language gap needs to be erased which is never going to happen. They are the only ones with the money and the talent to actually break through.
Microsoft was too powerful, than Apple came along. I strongly believe a superior product would overcome name recognition.The WWE is to powerful now. The only company who would have a shot is NJPW but the language gap needs to be erased which is never going to happen. They are the only ones with the money and the talent to actually break through.
Bah. Everybody with some mind on wrestling knows the main reason why WCW was a legitimate threat to WWE was because it made wrestling fresh again. While WWE was still sticking to its PG crap, WCW was reinventing the way people saw wrestling with edgy and fresh storylines. The Outsider angle which would evolve into nWo revolutionized wrestling itself. And at same time ECW was beginning to come around with their serious adult content which Vince himself decided to use it and branded it "Attitude", and even so, it wasn't enough. His lucky strike was The Rock and Stone Cold, two one-of-a-kind wrestlers who came at the exact right time.WCW's death, pure and simple. Once WCW died, there was no other company around with the magical combination of history, name recognition, and television presence to compete, leaving the door wide open for WWE to take complete control of the market. Business executives also pointed at WCW's death and said, "See? I told you that junk wouldn't sell," making it that much harder for a potential rival to gain a major television presence like WCW once had.
WWE has also done a masterful job of conditioning their audience to pretty much accept that WWE is the only game in town, and to be resistant with changes to the status quo. Their selective memory when it comes to wrestling's history ("WCW was only a threat because they took our talent") only serves to strengthen the idea of WWE being an unstoppable, dominant juggernaut throughout history in the eyes of the casual fan.
That's like hoping that something will overtake Hollywood and Broadway.Microsoft was too powerful, than Apple came along. I strongly believe a superior product would overcome name recognition.
Well Hollywood isn't a company, it's a place. There has been companies in hollywood that has fallen. Lionsgate was a small company that no one knew, then they made Hungergames, their stock skyrocketed, and now they in the big leagues.That's like hoping that something will overtake Hollywood and Broadway.
All the examples of something being overtaken are high tech companies.
Celebrity deathmatch had a superior product and it didn't take over.
It has to be totally different than prowrestling to take over like UFC.
The NWA Jim Crockett Promotions was the greatest promotion and era of wrestling that I have ever seen. Just total wrestling perfection. (Especially around 1986.)I often wonder if Crockett had won in the 80's how much better Wrestling would be right now. They had the talent and the money to bury Vince but they spend beyond their means. What a shame because I consider Crockett from 84 to 89 to be the best all around product ever.