I can not believe after searching so long on the Internet for a sport to be so popular with continued support through the years is the WWE. This continues to be one of the most popular searched sports on the internet. I personally can not believe it is still so big still after all of these years. If you do a search on the Internet one would be overwhelmed at how many people search for this.
I remember as a kid watching this sport on TV as Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant being one of the most popular wrestlers and almost every weekend watching it with my Dad who continues to watch it today. So I have to ask myself these questions. Is the WWE a true sport? Sure it is. As a matter of fact it is also true entertainment. Is it dangerous? Yes. Do people think the sport is Fake? Yes. Do some people want to get in the business? Sure. I guess it is like anything else. One just has to work at it, know someone in the business and start selling or start to market themselves to get in the business. However, I believe that WWE even though still very popular has actually dipped a little in ratings and for a good reason.
Ever since Chris Benoit and his Murder / suicide mission the sport has taken a direct hit. As you know steroids have played a big part in this sport. Steroid anger for lack of better terms seems to be getting out of hand. Of course this is true in a lot of sports today. However, most will view wrestling as one of the largest steroid abuses in sports. Ever since Chris Benoit was in the news about the murder of his family, I was curious if the sport would remain popular. Some may feel that what has happened away from the ring should have no bearing on how wrestling fans remember Benoit but unfortunately this is what fans will remember. Can one man really be held responsible for all of wrestling? Surely personal choice has something to do with it. It's up to the wrestlers if they enhance their performance with drugs. But does the sport itself take a direct hit from all of this?
One might view the WWE as nothing but a combination of gymnastic moves, intensive training and dedication bundled with muscular structure and poise. However, if you really look at what they do and how they do it this really is a tough sport. One night you take two bumps, the next night three, the night after that a chair shot, the week after that a suplex on the concrete. You may be bruised, a bit achy, and then maybe 5-10 years down the road and you can not walk. This is a serious sport! This is why the sport remains to be so popular. To be entertained the avid individuals that just prefer to watch and not be a part of wrestling, love to just sit back and enjoy the sport, really not willing to be part of the action, but enjoy the sport by watching it from the best seats that are in the house sidelines. Televised tapings are held throughout the country and the thousands of people who visit the stadiums and events in almost every state continue. WWE is still popular and will continue to be through the years to come.