The Monday Night Wars were arguably the most famous storylines and feuds in wrestling history. Before the purchase of WCW by Vince McMahon, Eric Bischoff and WCW were ruling the wrestling world.
Goldberg, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho and the New World Order were just a few of the superstars that Bischoff recruited to create a professional wrestling dynasty.
WWE was falling through the cracks. Ratings were down and that meant WCW's ratings were on the rise for the near future. If it wasn't for Vince Russo, WCW could possibly be the WWE and WWE would be TNA.
Current-day, WWE is the giant that WCW was about to become. There is this other wrestling promotion that Dixie Carter manages, which is Impact Wrestling.
Since 2002, which ironically is when the Attitude Era ended, Jeff and Jerry Jarrett started Total Nonstop Action. AJ Styles, Jarrett, Samoa Joe, Matt Morgan, RVD and many others all wrestle for Dixie Carter and they put on a great wrestling spectacle.
The ratings don't show that however. The Oct. 7 Impact show scored a 1.01. Simply put, that isn't good. Last week's Monday Night Raw started out as a 3.6 ended as a 2.8. After the first hour of Raw, one million people turned the channel.
That is the point of this article. Why do you think Raw did so poorly after the first hour? They have no competition. Bound for Glory was terrible which didn't help Vince's product one bit. Playing without competition means ends up with no gut-shots.
When WCW was flying high, Vince pulled out the extra gut-shot draws and made the WWE fun. These days, WWE can just get by with their merchandising and advertisements. T-shirt sales rule the professional wrestling world.
No longer are the days of great storylines being elongated to seven months with back and forth action; adding in twists and turns that WWE fans want and desire.
Look at Twitter, Facebook or any other social media outlet to witness the WWE Universe's outcry for change. CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett as well as many more are examples of this change.
The main problem is, WWE will not go to outstanding lengths to please the fans because of one thing: no competition.
Competition drives people to do crazy things and often push them to do better than intended. Vince McMahon was pushed by Eric Bischoff and all of WCW to do better.
WWE's best ratings came in the Attitude Era and that is when WCW was in existence.
Back to current-day, WWE has no competitors. The talk about Impact improving is irrelevant. Dixie Carter will never achieve what Vince McMahon has. Impact will never be WWE.
What does this mean for the future of World Wrestling Entertainment? Have we seen the best from Vince McMahon and the rest of creative? Competition drives people and I believe that if Impact were to go through the roof, WWE will as well.
The first hour of Monday Night Raw last week showed great promise, which led to utter disappointment.
Seems like a trend is occurring.
Thanks to everyone who read this piece. I appreciate any feedback I receive. Take care and make sure to watch Raw tonight and follow @BR_WWE on Twitter for results. Take care, everyone!
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