3 things the IWC don't understand about WWE
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The Internet Wrestling Community, or the IWC, is a vocal part of the wrestling world. Despite my disdain for them, they are also an integral part of the fan base and the industry, Just as much as wrestlers, promoters, and casual fans are. They make up the industry and consume the most amount of wrestling and wrestling media. They generally don't stop at WWE often investing in promotions like AEW and NJPW.
These fans may have invested money in buying wrestling merchandise or tickets but they have certainly invested time into wrestling, through watching content, going to shows, or by commenting and contributing to the various online forums available to wrestling fans these days. This is not an attempt to "bury" the IWC but is an acknowledgment that they don't always know what they are talking about.
Many in the community have growing issues with WWE's product and by extension Vince McMahon, both legitimate and illegitimate concerns. This section of the fan base has started calling for Vince McMahon to retire. Many fans online believe that the chairman is bringing about the demise of the company he purchased from his father in 1982. Even worse are those that are calling for the death of a man that controlled the wrestling world for 20 years and presided over wrestling's most popular era. It's fair to air grievances, but to call for someone's death is a step too far.
While those outside of the "wrestling business", such as fans, are more than entitled to have their opinions on the industry and their preferred story-lines, there are certain things that no matter how much wrestling you watch, or how many wrestling articles you read, you won't necessarily pick up about the business. So here are three things that some online wrestling fans don't necessarily understand about wrestling.
#3 WWE is still the place to wrestle
WWE is the place to wrestle for anyone that aspires to make a living from Professional Wrestling. WWE hosts regular events which draw large numbers, and events like WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, Survivor Series, and Summerslam attract global attendances.
No other promotion in the world can provide the opportunities that WWE provides. Outside of the big central PPVs, WWE has several shows which are routinely televised. Raw and Smackdown are regularly viewed by over 2 million viewers.
Outside of their in-ring shows, WWE also has the Performance Centre. The Performance Centre is one of the best wrestling complexes in the world with state of the art facilities. The Performance Centre also grants WWE Superstars access to the best wrestling teachers, including WWE legends and Hall of Famers. Some of the teachers and trainers have included Shawn Michaels, Dusty Rhodes, and Paul Heyman.
After establishing the first Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida, WWE opened the second Performance Centre in London. The WWE opened the center in January 2019, a few short months after the debut of NXT UK on the WWE Network.