Originally Posted by -Kev-
Not it hasn't. I do not watch wrestling myself, but it hasn't been terrible, we just grew up. If you were a kid, you'd love it. I see kids fiending and following WWE episodes just like me and my friends did back then.
One thing for sure, the censorship changed, and that's about it. Other than that, you just grew up.
I don't think it's much of people growing up more than the actual product being heavily watered down and being strictly made for kids today. There were guys 25-30 yrs old watching Nitro and Raw in the 90s because it was a bit more adult orientated though it still appealed to kids. It was a different era understandably, but I think the shock value really helped Wrestling whether it was someone turning heel or babyface, someone going to either WCW or WWE, etc. The stars today also can't hold a torch to guys like Austin, The Rock, HHH, Taker, HBK, whether it's on the mic or in the ring telling a story. They've shortened the ring and made matches 5-10 min max. I agree though that it's the way media is consumed today. We need everything now and done quick which at least for me takes away from the overall match. For today I do agree it's really mainly for kids, but it wasn't always that way.