If you went back to 1998 and asked yourself how the WWE would look 20 years later, it’s safe to assume you wouldn’t have envisioned what has transpired.
Social media is dominating much of our daily lives, and influencing storylines and wrestlers careers. Triple H is now married to Stephanie McMahon, and in line to run the WWE when Vince McMahon steps down. The Attitude Era is long gone, and the PG Era couldn’t be much more different. Oh, but The Game, The Undertaker and Kane are still going strong, thank you very much.
In an era that is now dominated so much by technology and social media, it’s hard to envision what the WWE will look like in 2038. But Stephanie – now the Chief Brand Officer of WWE – has an idea.
During an interview at CES with Jessica Conditt of Engadget, McMahon mentioned that the company would have Performance Centers in multiple countries. Stephanie also emphasized key points on improving their relationship with the WWE Universe, and they want to grow and enhance their product worldwide.
At the current rate, it’s hard to see Stephanie and the WWE not reaching their goals. Pro wrestling has grown larger and larger throughout the decades, and the WWE has continued to take its product in different corners of the world.
In December, WWE did shows in India and Abu Dhabi – a clear sign that their market has grown largely overseas. WWE also did tours in Australia and South America near the end of 2017, so there’s no reason to believe they won’t keep expanding around the globe.
WWE ratings continue to be as strong as ever, and WrestleMania 33 in Orlando generated a record revenue of $181 million. It’s impossible to imagine just how much bigger ‘Mania revenues can be over the next 20 years.
The WWE will be in good hands under Triple H and Stephanie in the upcoming years. They’re in terrific position to continue building upon the global powerhouse that Vince McMahon created nearly 40 years ago.
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