Originally Posted by rjturtle9
Wrestling is probably even more popular now than in the 90s.
Maybe world wide but not in the US. RAW pulls in half the audience now than it did back during the Attitude Era. RAW usually gets around a 3.0 rating which translates to around 4 million viewers. During the attitude era they were pulling in about a 6.0 rating or better every week. Now, there are more ways to watch TV shows today but the huge drop off in the rating's still can't be denied. If they were putting on compelling TV every week then people would be tuning in when it's airs and not watching it through other methods later on.
Plus, factoring in how popular both WCW and ECW were in the 90s there's no way wrestling is bigger now.