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Old 05-13-2017, 03:45 PM
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Default Wrestling business has gone down the tubes
First off, let me say, that I'm just as big wrestling fan as the next guy, with that said, I think the wrestling business/industry has gone way down since the 90's/attitude era.

No longer allowed to get vulgar on the show nor they aren't allowed to get real bloody like they use too.

Girls use to be able to wear bikini's, mud bath fights, and so on, now they just wear sports bras that cover everything up (not that it bothers me because it doesn't)

trash talk way too long instead of having matches,. Opening segments nearly last 30 minutes.

Wrestlers keep getting title shot after title shot after title shot after title shot (even after losing their "contracted title re-match") I can understand if it's for different belts but it's generally the same title that they keep getting matches with/for.

Talent is good but I don't think it's as good as it once was.

I think title reigns hurt the business as well, no need in having someone or a team keep the titles for 2+ years

No brawls like WWF/WCW had back in the day

Nowadays, you hear about other promotions; Impact Wrestling, ROH, Global Force Wrestling and several others, back then all you had was WWF and WCW.

I think going overseas (other than the troops) hurts the business as well, when WWE goes to England they have very crappy shows.

Shows are too long, Raw should be 2 hrs just like Smackdown....Stop with the pre-show stuff with all the PPV's, Wrestlemania doesn't need to be a 2-night event.

and finally, part-time champions, don't get me wrong, I'm a die hard/huge fan of Brock Lesnar (Raw Brand's Universal Champ) but the title(s) need to be defended more often than not and on both live shows (Raw's Universal title) and Smackdown Live's (WWE Title) and actually have the title change hands more often then not.

This is why I think the wrestling business has gone way down from where it use to be.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:34 PM
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If you need vulgarity, mud baths and bikinis... you aren't there for the wrestling.

I'm going to assume we're simply talking about WWE here, because that's the way it reads.

WWE is making more money and has a stronger grip on the wrestling business than ever.
Going overseas grows the company by leaps and bounds - I don't see how wrestling in Europe has an effect on the product. They're selling the same product and the ring is the same no matter what time zone they're in.

I'll yield a few things...
- The (near) removal of blood takes away a storytelling tool.
- Three hours is too long for Raw, but there's too much money in it to turn back now.
- 2+ year title reigns probably don't fly in this day and time since the fans are so finicky. However, I can't recall anyone holding any title for more than two years - or even really approaching it recently.

Just watch it and enjoy, guys.
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:31 AM
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Far too many PPV's for my taste. Back in the day, there was just SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and The Royal Rumble was the main lead-in into WrestleMania.
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