What Makes a Golden Age

In the mid-late 1990s, there was a golden age. Not in stocks, not in tech, not in film or art or scientific discovery.

It was the golden age of professional wrestling.

If you were born between 1975 and 1990,  you’re probably right on board, here. To me, the thing that drove the all-time peak for this sport was competition (and a healthy dose of demographics):

What would be dubbed the “Monday Night Wars” began… and slowly but steadily, the popularity of the wrestling business in general began to grow during this period, driven largely by the direct competition between the two wrestling shows.

Want a better product? Take a lesson from wrestling:

raise the stakes and credibly threaten incumbents.

Nothing less than the promise economic annihilation can produce genuine effort.

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