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Six Reasons Pro Wrestling’s Popularity Fell in the Early 2000s

Posted by Darrell Mays On March - 22 - 2010

Pro wrestling was smoking hot in the late '90s from things like the nWo and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

However, from late 2000 to early 2001, wrestling took a dive.

Many reasons are blamed, but here are the six reasons that I think greatly affected it.


1. The death of Owen Hart in May of 1999

Hart was killed at a live pay-per-view in Kansas City, MO in front of about 15,000 fans. Of course, the fans in attendance were not told he died, and many thought the fall was part of the show. The PPV audience was told by Jim Ross about 30 minutes later of Owen's passing.

Many have criticized WWE for continuing the show after the accident, but you tell 15,000 people to go home with no ...

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