Are pro-wrestling fans ‘graduating’ to MMA?

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MMAcca
7/9/08 3:03:00PM
On this web site in June of 2008, we discussed an interesting topic regarding the ongoing divide in MMA circles involving those who come from the world of professional wrestling and those who have backgrounds in more traditional sports (like boxing). One of the major reasons for this growing divide involves the decline of professional wrestling.

What does professional wrestling have to do with the growth of MMA in Japan and North America? Think: demographics.





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D0wnUnd6e6r
7/9/08 3:14:00PM
Certainly hope not... and if they ever are... don't tell em' about this place
Darnok
7/9/08 3:40:03PM

Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

Certainly hope not... and if they ever are... don't tell em' about this place



I was thinking the same thing but I think some of them are already here.

Wolfenstein
7/9/08 3:42:23PM
It's only logical they would eventually migrate to MMA when they grow out of Wrestling. It's a huge audience to draw from and the same market segment. If they were to all convert it would be billions of dollars in the long run for MMA. They probably do this already, but heavy advertising during WWE shows could pay great dividends.
Darnok
7/9/08 3:45:14PM

Posted by luke420187

It's only logical they would eventually migrate to MMA when they grow out of Wrestling. It's a huge audience to draw from and the same market segment. If they were to all convert it would be billions of dollars in the long run for MMA. They probably do this already, but heavy advertising during WWE shows could pay great dividends.



You are quite correct. We just don't want them here on the Playground with all thier trolling and crap.
Wolfenstein
7/9/08 4:37:59PM
I'm with you there. That's what I really enjoy about this site. It's amazing that we can discuss MMA here without trolls and instead have some respectful and well thought-out discussions. This site rocks!
fade2black2004
7/9/08 4:51:47PM
I am both an avid WWE/TNA wrestling fan and a MMA fan, and it really bugs me when people go "wrestling is for kids and immature adults"

Yes i know pro wrestling is fake and yea i still watch it, its entertaining to me.

Im sure there are ALOT of wrestling fans on this board (some who hide it some who dont) just because your a wrestling fan doesnt mean you cant have great discussions, I look at the Sherdog forums and the guys on there (not all of them) are the most immature people ive ever had the pleasure at laughing at when im bored, when i was younger i would go on Pokemon forums that had more respectable members/ discussions then Sherdog does

To each his own i say, you may not like wrestling, thats fine but dont criticize those who do, Ive seen alot of pople on these forums bash WWE and what not but I cant recall someone coming in saying "WWE is badass compared to this UFC shit"
just let the two be

(BTW this site 1000000000 times better then sherdog, only go there if you want a laugh at some jerk off who loves to talk shit behind a keyboard lol)
mrsmiley
7/9/08 5:21:45PM
Outgrow wrestling?

LOL.People make it sound like only 5 year olds watch it.Wrestling and MMA go hand and hand,so it's only natural Pro-wrestling fans would watch MMA.
D0wnUnd6e6r
7/9/08 7:11:44PM

Posted by Darnok


Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

Certainly hope not... and if they ever are... don't tell em' about this place



I was thinking the same thing but I think some of them are already here.




oops, did i make a "faux pas"
wrona666
7/9/08 7:20:20PM
I cant stand pro wrestling as much as the next guy, but i will admitt when i was a kid i loved it!!!!!

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