Posted by Caesarrrr
I'd say its best to stay away from the pro wrestling arguement, because their fights were staged....they were putting on staged shows to see who could create the most drama. In fights, everything is real. Look at SF's card recently, this was supposed to be their best card, and the UFC's only counter programming was the 110 replay. Yet because of upsets and generally lackluster fights, it was an utter failure. In my opinion it actually reduces the pressure on the UFC, so how would you fit that into the WWE model?
Well the comparison was made by White himself at one point.
It had nothing to do with the fights but how the company is run.
But even at that you could compare the UFC/WWE and Strikeforce with TNA.
TNA's first monday night show was huge because it featured Hulk Hogan, One half of the Hardy Boyz,Ric Flair,etc. Yet the WWE,in order to steal thunder from TNA brought back Bret Hart for a confrontation with Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon. The action figures,promotional material,playsets,etc are all very simuliar. The same company makes the action figures and replica belts. Not to mention,THQ makes both Undisputed and Raw vs Smackdown. Vince bought out Stampede wrestling,ECW,and WCW to make the WWE the dominant brand in sports entertainment. Much like how Zuffa bought PRIDE,WFA,etc.
But bad cards from rival organizations does not equate to meaning we only need one promotion. What about the bad cards the UFC has put on in the past?
But I would also like to add that the UFC,much like pro-wrestling likes to add drama to fights when possible. It helps add interest. When fighters smack talk,then shake hands after a bout,it's a way of helping to sell the event.
Of course it's not identical to pro-wrestling in every single aspect but their are comparisons.