WCW vs WWE Part 2
Tunnel vision in terms of pro-wrestling is a terrible thing as their more examples of it not working then there are example of it actually working. For example, focusing solely on ratings like the WCW higher-ups were really ended up hurting the company, because higher-ups didn’t have patience and would make creative switches before any booker or writer could really put his direction in place. Which means there was very little room for long term planning as they didn’t want to hear what would be done they wanted to hear what was being done. Shockingly this is just another similarity that the later years of WCW has to modern WWE as neither invested a lot into long-term planning.
“He predicted that the WWF, scaring away sponsors with its adult language and lewd gestures, would be in serious financial trouble within six months, although that bold statement likely was more intended to put a scare into those wrestlers whose contracts were coming up for renewal and may be considering a jump to the other promotion.” This is a quote from Eric Bischoff and boy was he wrong, because if anything because of the switch in programing the WWE experienced on of their most successful periods ever and in many ways were able to become publicly traded solely based on this era. Though Eric’s comment may have been justified as it is fair to say that pro-wrestling hasn’t encountered anything at all like the Attitude Era at the time or since.
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