Think about this back in the late 1990’s when Wrestling had reached in many ways its peak in popularity and we had two major companies ruling the wrestling world. One being the “adult” eques company and the other being the total and complete opposite. In the late 90’s the WWF at the time was the company built for teens with all the adult language and lewd gestures one could handle. Instead of following their lead and doing the exact same thing WCW and Eric Bischoff went the opposite way looking to hit the market that WWE wasn’t that being the kids. At this time WCW wasn’t doing any lewd gestures, had bans on certain adult language and even had certain moves off-limits for example, the Bronco buster.
Much like I mentioned in the WCW vs WWE series the WCW is much more comparable to the WWE product of today than the one that we saw back during the Monday Night Wars. Back in the late WCW and WWF couldn’t have been more different they were like 360 degrees the opposite of each other, and you could see that every single Monday night with how the show started and the TV rating just to name a couple off the top of my head.
The main demographic for pro-wrestling TV shows is normally the 18-34 year old range and no I’m getting any more specific than just the range of ages. This doesn’t include gender, geography or anything that nature. The problem was that when WCW began to compete with Vince in many ways he had that demographic all sewed up. Also before Nitro kicked off in 1995 then Vice-President Eric Bischoff sat down and made a chart which include all the things that WWE did at the time and what WCW could do to be different then WWE. One of those things they could do different is appeal to a different demographic then Vince, then again WCW never really appealed to the same audience that WWE did during the Attitude Era.