By Chuck Carroll CBS LOS ANGELES – November 11, 2017
Ring of Honor is undeniably WWE‘s chief competitor. Company officials deny that is the case, but it is true nonetheless. Top officials will say the promotion is just playing to a niche market, one that doesn’t intersect with pro wrestling’s Goliath. That may have been the case in the recent past, but now pro wrestling is in the midst of a seismic shift. Bullet Club t-shirts are commonplace in the front row of Monday Night Raw. Then there’s “one… two… sweeeeet” falsettos that echo from the crowd following near falls. Some may also say there was even talent poaching and a liberal borrowing of wrestling styles on WWE’s part. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it’s not necessarily working for Vince McMahon and company.
At a time when WWE is generating record revenue, the company is also experiencing audience erosion both in television viewership and ticket sales. Another competitor, Impact Wrestling, is actually paying actors to fill the stands. All the while, ROH has been steadily growing…
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