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  • How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

    Since the early 1900s the sport of professional wrestling has grown from carnivals to worldwide PPVs and company's like WWE and TNA and ROH and new Japan pro wrestling. And even defunct companies like WCW and ECW. There was once a time when wrestling was one of the top professional sports in the world. Such as the 80s during the pro wrestling boom and territorial years. Then ther was the 90s with the rise and fall of WCW and ECW, the atittude era in the wwe and a overall boom in the Monday night wars. How ever after the wars wrestling did decline in popularity. But companies have risen like TNA and ROH and other world organizations. Yet again WWE has declined in popularity (compared to the 80s and 90s) and tna is struggling and companies like roh or companies all over the world aren't as popular. And due to the overall decline. I don't see wrestling picking back up. I've seen many people say they have lost intrest. I have up to ten freinds who use to watch wrestling but stop watching it a long time ago (2 to 4 years ago). And I just wanna know how much longer will professional wrestling be popular. People are losing interest unless they are real fans (like me and many others). Also wrestling has been around for hundreds of years. Can it last hundreds more? Or will it been gone in a hundred. The McMahon dynast could still be lasting but will they know how to run WWE? Tna is on its last legs and I don't see it lasting 5 years. And many independent companies aren't growing. All we have is WWE. And if they are gone we have nothing left. So how much longer will wrestling as a professional televised franshise last? Times have change. As more lose interest then less talents are available. Look at wwe and tna they all use to have shit loads of very good talent. Now we have some but not as much as back then. I know we are in the end times and it seems that history is coming to a close but just when that will happen I don't know. So I want your opinion how long will professional wrestling as a major franchise sport last? The already took it out of the Olympics so when?

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    Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

    This is such a good question. I have deeply considered this numerous times. My gut feeling is that it won't last forever unfortunately. My fear is that my grandchildren will have no idea what Pro-Wrestling even is. I can see it lasting another 50 years, 100 years maximum. Interest in ROH and TNA isn't growing. WWE's product is good and has been popular for quite some time. But all good things must come to an end. Triple H and Steph and others will carry the WWE successfully for another 30-40 years. I don't know the successor after that. People aren't drawn to Pro-Wrestling like they used to be. Young adults love playing Basketball and getting into that as it's a quick way to make big money. Especially with MMA as an option and that industry will only grow. There are some good young talent, but do I think we have a bunch of Jericho's, Punk's, HHH's, Taker's, Cena's, Rock's, Austin's on our hand? No, I don't. And that makes me sad as fuck.

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    • #3
      Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

      This is such a good question. I have deeply considered this numerous times. My gut feeling is that it won't last forever unfortunately. My fear is that my grandchildren will have no idea what Pro-Wrestling even is. I can see it lasting another 50 years, 100 years maximum. Interest in ROH and TNA isn't growing. WWE's product is good and has been popular for quite some time. But all good things must come to an end. Triple H and Steph and others will carry the WWE successfully for another 30-40 years. I don't know the successor after that. People aren't drawn to Pro-Wrestling like they used to be. Young adults love playing Basketball and getting into that as it's a quick way to make big money. Especially with MMA as an option and that industry will only grow. There are some good young talent, but do I think we have a bunch of Jericho's, Punk's, HHH's, Taker's, Cena's, Rock's, Austin's on our hand? No, I don't. And that makes me sad as fuck.

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      • #4
        Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

        I don't really see any reason why it would be in jeopardy. People forget that while WWE may not be "booming" in the States, it has increased its global presence tenfold, which will ensure much success for many years to come.

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        • #5
          Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

          I don't really see any reason why it would be in jeopardy. People forget that while WWE may not be "booming" in the States, it has increased its global presence tenfold, which will ensure much success for many years to come.

          Bender

          This will remain in my sig until The Rock gets his WWE World Heavyweight Championship rematch.

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          • #6
            Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

            Yes, I agree. The worldwide audience is there. But, you just have to always wonder how long it can be sustained. We constantly need a new crop. All the great talent we have today has a max of 10 years left. The entire current roster for WWE will probably all be retired by 2025, and definitely by 2030.

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            • #7
              Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

              Yes, I agree. The worldwide audience is there. But, you just have to always wonder how long it can be sustained. We constantly need a new crop. All the great talent we have today has a max of 10 years left. The entire current roster for WWE will probably all be retired by 2025, and definitely by 2030.

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              • #8
                Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

                Three seems to be the magic number in a lot of ways so from WWF/E's point of view, I think we're due for another boom period sometime probably within the next 3-5 years. But after that, I don't think wrestling will ever reach that peak of popularity ever again. And when I look at the way WWF/E always progresses with each boom period - the first time, they became national, and the second time, they became a publicly traded company - I wonder what new peak they could reach the third time around. I'm thinking it might just be buying out literally everyone else. TNA, ROH, maybe even new Japan and All Japan (I really don't see why they would and I have no idea what the state of those companies are, I'm just throwing that out there), etc. Or maybe the third time around will be when someone (TNA) finally defeats WWE and it all comes crashing down, but I don't ever, ever, ever, ever, ever see that happening. Once again, just throwing things out there.

                Anyway, IMO, after Vince dies, perhaps HHH will do a great job but after that, who knows. By the time 2100 gets here, I'm fairly certain that WWE won't be around, at least in the capacity that it is now, and pro wrestling (or at least the North American pro wrestling scene) will die along with it. That'll pretty much be pro wrestling's legacy on the world IMO.

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                • #9
                  Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

                  Three seems to be the magic number in a lot of ways so from WWF/E's point of view, I think we're due for another boom period sometime probably within the next 3-5 years. But after that, I don't think wrestling will ever reach that peak of popularity ever again. And when I look at the way WWF/E always progresses with each boom period - the first time, they became national, and the second time, they became a publicly traded company - I wonder what new peak they could reach the third time around. I'm thinking it might just be buying out literally everyone else. TNA, ROH, maybe even new Japan and All Japan (I really don't see why they would and I have no idea what the state of those companies are, I'm just throwing that out there), etc. Or maybe the third time around will be when someone (TNA) finally defeats WWE and it all comes crashing down, but I don't ever, ever, ever, ever, ever see that happening. Once again, just throwing things out there.

                  Anyway, IMO, after Vince dies, perhaps HHH will do a great job but after that, who knows. By the time 2100 gets here, I'm fairly certain that WWE won't be around, at least in the capacity that it is now, and pro wrestling (or at least the North American pro wrestling scene) will die along with it. That'll pretty much be pro wrestling's legacy on the world IMO.

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                  • #10
                    Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

                    Honestly, I have no clue.

                    I guess the easy answer is sit back, watch, and enjoy it until it isn't anymore.


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                    • #11
                      Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

                      Honestly, I have no clue.

                      I guess the easy answer is sit back, watch, and enjoy it until it isn't anymore.


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                      • #12
                        Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

                        Interesting question. What intrigues me most is how the WWE will change, if at all, after Vince is dead.

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                        • #13
                          Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

                          Interesting question. What intrigues me most is how the WWE will change, if at all, after Vince is dead.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

                            Pro-wrestling has always been a niche product. If it ever becomes huge in the mainstream, it will only be for a few years. As far as the US goes, I can see WWE ruling the roost and going on comfortably for a very long time. Sure it's not as popular as it was in 1998 but they still have millions of loyal fans around the world, and that's not going to go away any time soon. It's possible that, down the line, a new company might rise to compete with WWE. It's very hard to make long-term predictions, but I think in the short/mid-term, business will be pleasant for the WWE.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How much longer do you think professional wrestling as a major sport last?

                              Pro-wrestling has always been a niche product. If it ever becomes huge in the mainstream, it will only be for a few years. As far as the US goes, I can see WWE ruling the roost and going on comfortably for a very long time. Sure it's not as popular as it was in 1998 but they still have millions of loyal fans around the world, and that's not going to go away any time soon. It's possible that, down the line, a new company might rise to compete with WWE. It's very hard to make long-term predictions, but I think in the short/mid-term, business will be pleasant for the WWE.

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