Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
Speaking of the Macho Man, I found this and suddenly felt very, very old:
And here is the Ultimate Warrior. (Fun fact: his actual name is Ultimate Warrior. He legally had his name changed to his gimmick.)
I worked at an insurance place a few years ago, and came across an insurance document that had the name "Ultimate Warrior." It was clear by the name and his residence who it was, and that gave me a good laugh for the day.
Wrestling's only hope of drawing any ratings today is living off the past. Bringing in The Rock for a cameo, or Austin, etc. The only reason Wrestlemania is mildly entertaining is because of the Undertaker's streak, and now The Rock. Other than that, it's The Miz fighting John Cena. I mean really? The Miz.
Wrestling died the day WWE took control of WCW. It's impossible to flourish without any competition, IMO. By killing their chief rival, they killed themselves.