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Will wrestling ever have a normalfag audience again? Or is it

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Will wrestling ever have a normalfag audience again? Or is it just autists, betas, and little kids from here on out?
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>>2192306
Never. All the normal people moved on to other better forms or entertainment so now the same 2 million people watch Raw and Smackdown.

""Wrestling"" hasn't been relevant in 20 years.
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>>2192306
>Fantasy fighting with unrealistic storytelling in a product that often caters to children
>Normalfags who want to watch high excitement fights can just watch MMA now.

You've already hit the nail on the head anon.
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It will never regain the main stream audience it once had. While it stays culturally relevant due to die hard fans, 9 year olds, and people who are utterly retarded that watch it every week, professional wrestling through the 80s and 90s was a fad. It was cool to watch in the 80s because it was the hip new thing. And the 90s because it was smut tv. The only way it'll be relevant to casuals or normalfags ever again is either nostalgia or irony
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I honestly think there's a possibility. Not a rebirthing or anything but shit like The New Day I could imagine some of my mates genuinely enjoynig. Total Divas also has a big following and a few of my friends actually follow Eva Marie on Instagram
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>>2192306
No because they can't act for shit and no because their storylines are hot garbage. It is scripted tv like any of the thrash TV series, but none of the protagonists would made it onto the screen.

Everyone of those shitters shoud have been forced to take public speaking and some acting classes.
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I believe it can, but it will take better writing and stories/characters that are actually engaging. Scripting everything is the very first thing that needs to go. They should also stop forcing idiotic made up terms for the various aspects around the product, such as 'WWE Universe.' We know we're fans, just call us the fans.

None of this is likely to happen as the WWE is currently constructed, with a 70 year old man who is miles out of touch having final say over everything.
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I think that today's global niche audience is more valuable than the American mainstream audience of even the 1980-90s. So they're probably happy with the way they have positioned themselves currently.

That said, it's a generational thing, and modern cheesy WWE is quite over among kids, whose parents are Golden Age or Attitude fans themselves. If WWE tries to retain these fans, they might change their product to match, but I think right now they have a very mainstream-orientated show anyway. It's just much harder to win huge audiences in the age of streaming content.
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Wrestling will go the way of the Circus which it spawned off from. The Circus was big at one time, now who gives a fuck about the circus
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>>2192306
I hope not. The biggest a fanbase gets the more cancerous it becomes.
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>>2192306
Kids and virgins.
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>>2192612
the autistic thinking of a fat neckbeard smark right here ladies and gentlemen.
this fuckers wont rest untill wwe become a czw garage shit
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>>2192655
Stop living paycheck to paycheck you over dramatic pussy
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No. HHH during his reign of terror made sure those people never came back.
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It took a while but I'm 22 now and only watch MMA, Hockey and nostalgia/older wrestling. I couldn't imagine watching RAW every monday.
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>why aren't wrestling fans cool like me!
>He said writing on his Korean picture website
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>>2192306
Not until there's an actual competitor going up against wwe that would fill in what's missing for casuals to buy into
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>>2192373

Nice bait my man
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>>2192550
>I think that today's global niche audience is more valuable than the American mainstream audience of even the 1980-90s. So they're probably happy with the way they have positioned themselves currently.

Do you seriously believe this? Oh wow no way you're over the age of 20.
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WWE has always had a normalfag audience. They were Cena fans for the past ten years, and smarks spent all their time shitting on them.
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>>2193340
Normalfags stopped watching because cenawinslol. They spent a decade burying literally every other talent they had to prop Cena up. Casuals saw this, got bored and tuned out.
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>>2193340
>WWE has always had a normalfag audience.

No they "always" haven't my underage friend.
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>>2193344

They have. Normalfags loved Bruno, they loved Hogan, they loved Austin and they love Cena. Not in the kind of numbers they loved Austin but this division between "smart" fans and casual fans is an invention of the last ten years. The insane popularity of Austin/Rock is the anomaly, not what's happening now.
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>>2193347
>this division between "smart" fans and casual fans is an invention of the last ten years.

No it isn't. Wow man, there have always been fans who have felt elitist about pro-wrestling, back in the day they were called ECW fans. The attitude era and Hulkamania era pandered to all age groups, and then once those were done, they decided they want the college-age teenage boy audience and that's when they went full bra and panties matches in the early to mid 2000's, this stuff turned off a lot of parents and they stopped their kids from watching what was essentially softcore porn, then they decided to go PG in 2008, with completely simplistic storylines and this turned off the edgelords who were used to being pandered to exclusively during the RA era. So essentially what killed wrestling's mainstream appeal was pandering too much to one age group, and not making a product that anyone and everyone would want to see. It's not completely impossible for their to be mega super-stars, UFC has been able to create those in the past 3 years with minimal effort, it's far from being an anomaly to actually become a draw.
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>>2193347
The crowds do not love Cena. When is the last time you went to a live event?
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>>2193337
Gosh what a convincing wealth of facts you have there.

End of last tax year, VKM alone was worth $1.21bn (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_McMahon). That is nearly 10* the total value of Titansport back in 1989, at the height of Hulkamania ($150mn, estimated: http://indeedwrestling.blogspot .com/2013/09/hulk-hogans-drawing-power-1984-1990-by.html)
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>>2193410

So Vince's own personal wealth comes first to the company's current mainstream appeal?
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