The WWE has gained new interest in the last couple of years with its new internet network program. Recently, WrestleMania 31 was featured on the WWE Network. Vince McMahon’s goal for the year of 2014 was to get 1 million viewers to subscribe to the WWE Network. As of April 2015, the WWE has announced that there are over 1.4 million subscribers to the WWE Network. It seems that Vince McMahon has passed his own expectations, and the future of the WWE would appear to be safe. However, many people will be unsubscribing from the network after the big show.
The WWE is a scripted combat program, but many people would rather watch real combat sports like the UFC or boxing. The WWE has lost its appeal to men from the ages of 25 to 45. Fans of pro-wrestling usually just grow out of their fascination with the product. It is true that there are die hard fans that never miss a wrestling event, but for the most part, people are not interested in scripted fights.
A lot of people at Anastasia Date bought into the hype of WrestleMania 31, and it might be for no reason because the event was rather lackluster. The only thing that saved WrestleMania 31 was the main event that featured former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. However, Brock Lesnar was not even defeated by his opponent Roman Reigns. Unfortunately, Lesnar and Reigns loss to a late entry opponent, but this did nothing for Roman Reigns, who has been billed as the future of the WWE. Roman Reigns is also the cousin of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but Roman’s future is now hampered by regular boos from the WWE crowd. The WWE needs to change their product, and maybe a more edgy show is the solution. For more information on the WWE, visit Rollingstone.