WWE is a fascinating object of study for connoisseurs. The history of several of decades has given this company some amazing dimensions.
If we just gaze over the panorama of pro wrestling, we will realize that only one wrestling promotion has stood the test of time in United States: WWE/F. For well over three decades, this giant has prevailed over all the adversities and adversaries.
Challengers came and went down. Some showed promise, but reneged. Some delivered, and one of them actually defeated the WWE at one point of time. However, all these instances were momentary, and so was the fickle competition. Why it happened has many reasons, but the biggest of them all is the dynamism of Vince McMahon.
Vince McMahon has always had one stupendous knack of understanding times and its intricacies. His understanding of trends in U.S. pop culture and his ability to read national psyche always ensured that WWE remains socially relevant and vibrant.
If we look at it, being socially relevant and vibrant is the true magic of pro wrestling. Since storytelling is the soul of pro wrestling, using society as the source of ideas is always a better option. WWE’s success in capitalizing on this magic more than others is precisely why WWE is here and it will be around for a long time.
Now, you would be thinking, why I am discussing such an obscure topic here. It is simply because Vince and WWE have once again shown this particular acumen over the past month.
In the light of current transition of WWE, it is a worthy analysis to venture upon. So, let us see what exactly we are going to see in this slideshow.
We will be essentially looking at five eras of WWE and how they reflected the U.S society of their times. It will have an element of sociological analysis, so beware.
Now, without any more verbiage, let’s roll.