It was very odd timing for wrestling to lose its popularity. It does makes sense in some ways: Where could they have gone with Austin vs McMahon which was the driving force of the AE for WWF. You can only beat up your boss and get fired and re hired so many times. The NWO which highlighted WCW during this era was completely watered down and dead. WCW in general was unwatchable even before it died. That being said, we on the verge of finally getting WWF vs WCW. How can you not hang on to watch? Like someone mentioned above, I think people were just ready to move on from wrestling. It couldn't get any more popular then the late 90s.
Looking back with what he know now, they should have simply waited for the invasion angle. Kept WCW going as it own company with Shane as the owner. WWF continues the same storylines and angles all through 2001. Granted, this year will be very transitional and will lose popularity. In 2002, sign the big names, Hogan,Hall,Nash,Flair,Goldberg, probably could have got sting. Then do the invasion angle leading into wrestlmania 18. Would it have drawn all the artitude era fans back? Possibly. I think that would have been the best shot.
Last edited by HBKperfect23 : 12-29-2016 at 05:24 PM.