Is WWE a Monopoly?

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Is WWE a Monopoly?

Post by dkookypunk43 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:24 pm

A seemingly simple question but with many facets, do you think WWE is a monopoly? Why or why not?
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Re: Is WWE a Monopoly?

Post by VilinskiKonjic » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:47 pm

The good brother Allan Cheapshot summed it up well before. "Oligopoly" would be a better way of putting it.

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Re: Is WWE a Monopoly?

Post by mlev76 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:45 pm

Given that three other nationally broadcasted promotions currently exist, the answer is no.

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Re: Is WWE a Monopoly?

Post by Uhaacrewz » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:05 pm

Also remember that what helps wrestling be how it is now are non-WWE companies who have had potential to be something repeatedly dropping the ball.

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Re: Is WWE a Monopoly?

Post by rovert » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:32 pm

Funny timing.

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Post by dkookypunk43 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:42 pm

rovert wrote:Funny timing.
I meant to post this forum in conjunction with that

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Re: Is WWE a Monopoly?

Post by mlev76 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:55 pm

Uhaacrewz wrote:Also remember that what helps wrestling be how it is now are non-WWE companies who have had potential to be something repeatedly dropping the ball.
TNA was, until two years ago, a prominent part of the programming on a Viacom owned network. ROH is owned by a very large corporation with stations throughout the US. Lucha Underground is produced by one of the most prominent TV producers out there.

All could now or could have at other times made moves to bring them closer to WWE level and chose not to/chose wrongly. When you consider that the current top champion in WWE was with TNA for 12+ years and was its top homegrown talent, the better question is WWE the only competently managed company in the national scene in the US.

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Re: Is WWE a Monopoly?

Post by EvanDeadlySins » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:44 pm

Another "better" question is, does WWE aim to be a monopoly? Are their business practices indicative of a goal to become a monopoly?

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Re: Is WWE a Monopoly?

Post by monster mafia » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:19 pm

yes,it is...The consequences will not be good for wrestling in general

nxt is not development..they change the focus

wwe is the biggest company in the world but they will not be able to drive all the amazing talent they have

is good for the wrestlers,in terms of money..idk im afraid.


i hope njpw and roh can survive.

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Re: Is WWE a Monopoly?

Post by ScorpioCorp » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:59 pm

From a global perspective, there is nobody close to being on WWE's level. I remember when I was in Vietnam & there was a station completely dedicated to European soccer games & WWE shows. That station was in all the hotels I stayed in. Another example is my family who recently went to Cambodia & met some locals who were fans of Batista.

There is no other wrestling company with the reach of the WWE. In that sense, the WWE is a monopoly. Although, the WWE does not have absolute power over wrestling & they never will. Too many good wrestlers & promotions to control.

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