Currently, there are 3 main companies competing in wrestling including WWE, TNA and ROH. But WWE is the most successful company under the leadership of the McMahon family.
Vince McMahon himself and his wife and children are all characters who appear in wrestling matches, though they almost never go to the ring.
With a keen business mind and efficient use of television tools, Vince McMahon has turned WWE’s RAW, SmackDown tournaments into the world’s most exciting wrestling tournaments. With a staff of 564 (including wrestlers), WWE’s revenue in 2008 was more than 526 million USD, profit before tax was more than 70 million USD.
And among the characters in wrestling, there is a resentment, family relationship like in the Wanderer. Every wrestling match is a way to deal with resentment. Screenwriters know how to push each game into a climax that appeals to their fans and makes them never bored of spending money and watching wrestling time.
For example, they created Randy Orton (who holds the wrestling RAW title) as a good character in 2003. But when he saw Orton no longer attracted guests, the scriptwriter turned him into a villain. Now every match of Orton is fought with protagonists like John Cena, who is excited to see if Orton is killed early.
Thanks to the development of modern technology and techniques, matches become attractive with the effect of light and sound. In addition to creative details such as Hollywood, unbelievably beautiful moves, wrestling viewers feel nervous like going to an action movie and have the excitement of watching an event. Wrestling can be considered the perfect combination of film and sports.
In wrestling, sometimes wrestlers act “real” too much with complicated movements and accidents that are inevitable. Bloodshed and injury are not uncommon on the wrestling floor. But the worst thing about this discipline is that wrestlers are allowed to use doping to build muscles. That leads to tragic accidents.
In 2005, wrestler Eddie Guerrero died of heart disease and is suspected to be due to the effects of a banned substance in sports. In 2007, wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife and children and killed himself. It is believed that he acted because of hallucinations caused by a stimulant.
Despite the downside, wrestling is still growing and making huge profits from television money, ticketing, trading related products, and even betting. Many companies opened the field, but now WWE is the most successful because they have good script, good techniques, good TV technology and attract all the stars in the wrestling village to join the army.