Originally Posted by Xpacfan
There is. When all those old fans who grew up become non-existent and this current generation becomes the new IWC.
You don't create something edgy and controversial then all of a sudden make it kid friendly again and say that there is a "right" way to do this while maintaining your previous fanbase.They are clearly trying to change their fanbase and do not care about retaining any of that they may have gained in the attitude era.
If you didn't noticed, these ratings were almost the same when WWE was the only game in town still in the attitude era. Where are those so called fans? Where were those fans between the "official end" of the attitude era in 2001 to when it gone PG in 2008? My sources, here.
The object of making a good business is to appease to a new crowd every generation. If they fail to entice new people, they will fail.
The WWE definately has the laurels to rest on in order to do this and get away with it. There is no right way to go PG and maintain an older audience after giving us years of an edgy product!
Over 50 years of wrestling and the attitude era was only 5. Guess what they were before 1997.
No, I'm not saying that any of these individuals were really who they protrayed themselves as in the ring, but they simply highlighted parts of their own personalities to better bring the characters to life. They used their own "swagger" if you will...
And how can you tell they're not doing that now? I'm pretty sure Lance Storm wasn't boring as he was forced to portray.