Over the last decade and a half, the business model of the WWE has been a difficult one to figure out. It was fairly cut and dry in the 90's, once the Attitude Era was kicked off by the unceremonious turfing of Bret Hart: Create new stars in short order. It was an effective formula, one that jumpstarted the then WWF to tremendous creative and financial heights, and effectively burying their competition. Gone were stars like Bret, Shawn Michaels (who was forced out due to a gruesome back injury and a nasty attitude coupled with a nasty addiction to painkillers), Hogan, Hall, Nash, Vader. In vogue were fresh faces like Rock, Austin and, yes, the newly minted main heel Mr. McMahon. It was a time of tremendous prosperity for the WWF, a period remembered fondly by both hardcore and fairweather fans to this day. When WWF did the unthinkable and purchased the fetid remains of WCW in March of 2001, many thought it would be the continuation, and to a point, the coronation of WWF and the ultimate angle that would net Billionaire Vince even more billions.
You couldn't have been more wrong, and WWF, from now referenced to as WWE, became the world's ultimate self fulfilling prophecy.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Well, I took it upon myself to do it. I've done done it. Welcome to the MEWG Blog. For all members of the now flourishing FB community, well, here is a chance to show and prove. As you may be able to tell by the rudimentary background and display, I have no business anywhere near web design. So, hopefully, someone can step up and help me format this out and make it a much more sleek appearing sight. I will serve primarily as an editor and author, of sorts, so we are free to speak our minds on wrestling, sports, entertainment in a larger, more in depth environment than the environs of FB would allow. Please allow time for the page to develop, and obviously not everyone is a great, good or even mediocre writer. But the only way to get better, well, its like the old joke: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? PRACTICE." I will post the first of many articles here either tonight or tomorrow. Hopefully we can all enjoy it, and hopefully I can get some of you more talented folks some exposure.