During its thirty-four years in business the WWE has changed the way that people look at wrestling in many ways. During this time the company has had many wrestlers, and many generations of wrestlers.Many factors show how the WWE has impacted America, like: the McMahon background; WWF/WWE’s History; Wrestling Community; and America’s view on wrestling.
Mr. McMahon’s Background
Since buying the company in 1982, McMahon has turned his father’s company, Capital Wrestling, into the world renowned sports entertainment business known as the WWE. Whenever his father owned Capital Wrestling, he was told that he could not be a businessman, and a wrestler, but whenever he took over the business he started working with …show more content…
WWF/WWE History The history of the company is divided into six eras: The ‘80s Boom (‘82-’85); The Dawn of Wrestlemania (‘85-’90); The New Generation (‘90-’96); The Attitude Era (‘96-’01); The Postwar Era (‘01-’05); The Modern Era (‘05-Present) ("The Epic History of WWE"). The first Wrestlemania was held on March 31, 1985 at Madison Square Garden (History of WWE: 50 Years of Sport and Spectacle). Since this date, there have been thirty-one more held at various locations. During this time we have seen many historic moments for the WWE, for example: The Slam Heard ‘Round The World at Wrestlemania III, where Andre the Giant lost for the first time in fifteen years; December 10, 1992 Raw has it’s premiere episode; June 1, 1997 WWE publishes their website; August 29, 1999 Smackdown has it’s debut episode; June 21, 2001 WWE’s Tough Enough premieres; February 23, 2010 NXT debuts; and January 8, 2014 the WWE Network is debuted ("The Epic History of …show more content…
At one point they were challenged for that title by WCW, leading to the Monday Night Wars, which WWE prevailed after buying out WCW (Mazor). As of now they are the lead brand with other brands such as Lucha Underground, TNA, and many others following in their footsteps. They have made a huge impact on how wrestling is perceived, how wrestling is watched, and have impacted the wrestling community as a whole.
America’s Views on the WWE Many American’s believe that WWE is fake wrestling, but that is not the case. Real wrestling fans that study WWE know that it is scripted, some parts are faked, but the majority of it is real. The WWE has gained such a following that 77,000 people attended Wrestlemania thirty-two ("The Epic History of WWE"). Each year Wrestlemania gains more of a following, becoming the wrestling equivalent of the Super Bowl. WWE has also spawned many stars such as: Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, the Ultimate Warrior, the Undertaker, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Rock, John Cena, and many more.
The WWE has impacted America in many ways, and will continue on into the future. It continues to change people’s views and opinions on wrestling, and continues to entertain, and amaze its