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The Wrestling Business is Failing

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The wrestling business is failing. With the new era of political correctness and dismay for anything prejudice, the wrestling business faces its biggest challenge ever. The two major companies are at a standstill, neither is improving, neither willing to give up the glory of the old days.

In this modern world wrestling needs to catch up to this millennium, it needs to be fair to its workers and it needs absolutely zero tolerance for drug use. This includes steroids, it must apply this policy to all, even the top dogs, even if it means cancelling a live show or two and giving them time off.
WWE tries but it tries too hard and in the wrong way, what wrestling needs is an independent commission and a wrestlers union.

Look at the best run sporting companies NFL (AFL if you live in Australia) and most of the other major sports. Issues are dealt with harshly and severely, but for a good reason, mainly to give the impression that they are on the side of the media but also so employees are discouraged from doing it again
Simply put, they know the consequences, but in professional wrestling it depends entirely on their spot on the card.

WWE have made headway, but with the discipline in the hand of one man and his mood, serious questions can be made into the integrity of the decisions.

The issues rang from drug abuse to assaults, and WWE, at least on the surface has zero tolerance, but look the performers, can anyone say without doubt that John Cena hasn’t taken performance enhancers, he has kept a full time schedule and the same physique for over half a decade.
WWE may try to seem transparent and politically correct but it’s not fooling anyone, underneath there are the same true stereotypes that have plagued wrestling for decades.

TNA is no better and in many ways worse, with performers who can draw even the slightest of crowds aloud to run rampant. Think Angle and Hardy. Would a professional sports association allow this to go on as long as they have? No.
This brings us back to a commission. With this, companies would have to apply to a set of standards and workers’ rights. I haven’t the time nor the expertise to set out more than this, but the commission should be made of intelligent people who understand the business and act in its best interest.
However this seems highly unlikely as the two major companies’ leaders would see this as a threat to their power. I only hope that one day these companies have a leader who will see that wrestling –as it was- cannot survive and that wrestling has to change with the times.

If these things are done than wrestling might not only survive but be launched into that elusive place of an easily defined loose framework that is pop-culture, something that it is has tried and failed to do for decades.
This is just a blog on an internet site but I hope someone with pull reads it.

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Updated 04-12-2011 at 07:19 AM by candlelarbra521

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  1. Mark Petries IP's Avatar
    If john cena was taking performance enhancers, it sure didnt enhance his performance! Maybe his steroids went towards his physique and took away some of his ability to learn new wrestling moves
  2. VKM's Avatar
    I completely understand you but wrestling is already almost dead. 10 years ago, wrestling was one of the best things on TV and now its very unpopular. WWE already knows how unpopular wrestling is and now they are trying everything they can to move away from it and now the word Wrestling in the word WWE will soon no longer stand for wrestling...
  3. Rick Starr's Avatar
    Well I do agree with you partially. There has always been a serious problem with drugs in wrestling, no doubt about it. But having a overall "drug commission" can be very scary if you ask me. That takes the power away from the individual companies to write their story according to someone's removal. For example the WWE might wait 2 or 3 weeks to remove a certain person, but on the other had the "commission" might turn around and remove 2 or 3 key people instantly if they are taking too much pain meds. That would screw things up severely, and frequently.

    I think the WWE has their drug problem under wraps. Is it perfect? absolutely not...but then again nothing really is. As for TNA...yeah they got some work to do.
  4. candlelarbra521's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Starr
    Well I do agree with you partially. There has always been a serious problem with drugs in wrestling, no doubt about it. But having a overall "drug commission" can be very scary if you ask me. That takes the power away from the individual companies to write their story according to someone's removal. For example the WWE might wait 2 or 3 weeks to remove a certain person, but on the other had the "commission" might turn around and remove 2 or 3 key people instantly if they are taking too much pain meds. That would screw things up severely, and frequently.

    I think the WWE has their drug problem under wraps. Is it perfect? absolutely not...but then again nothing really is. As for TNA...yeah they got some work to do.
    No doubt there will be problems with this if it were to be installed, it was just an idea that poped into my head after I see how well professinol sports are run. There are definatly other options I just thought that this would not only get media on side but give the wrestlers some hope of fighting for their rights.
    There would be countless problems like the one you pointed out and it would take huge commitment from VKM and TNA managment (whoever that is) to get this off the ground and get some smaller promotions with it.
  5. candlelarbra521's Avatar
    Hello Frank, no disrespect but please put my title back the way it was, thanks.
  6. mysterash's Avatar
    Hey, great post and agree with you totally.
    Was going to do a post about how I think TNA seemed to have just given up or will settle for 2nd place as everyone is making money and going head to head may cause them to lose out like last time.
  7. mrbluto's Avatar
    I disagree somewhat. The wrestling business has never been better for Vince, he is making more money than he has ever made. The wrestling talent is the worst I have ever seen it. Over paid, over hyped people that are not in the wrestling business for the right reason.
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