World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, has become the dominant force in the sport by far. Over the years, WWE has steadily built up a fan base that no other global promotion can rival. It has done so, in large part, by cultivating and highlighting stars whose larger than life personas have made them some of the most compelling in the history of the sport. Check this out and it will become clear just how much the star power of WWE has contributed to its impressive growth and success.
A Long History of Making Wrestling Stars and Keeping Them in the Spotlight
Whereas many other promotions on both the domestic stage and the international one have long struggled with this type of work, WWE has consistently displayed a knack for finding and maximizing the impact of the most talented and charismatic wrestlers. Some of the major names from the sport’s past and present make this fact especially clear:
- Hulk Hogan. While Hogan’s reputation has recently suffered some as a result of his actions and statements outside of the ring, there can be no denying that he was one of the most influential wrestlers of all. Hogan’s rowdy but relatable personality and striking looks helped make him a wrestler that people all over the world could recognize in an instant.
- The Rock. As someone whose achievements have since extended far beyond the realm of WWE and of wrestling in general, Dwayne Johnson is an especially apt illustration of what the promoter has been capable of. During his heyday, The Rock ranked as one of the most popular “face” wrestlers of all time, and he met with similar success when he made the switch to acting in movies.
- John Cena. While perhaps never achieving quite the heights attained by the previous two stars, John Cena has led an impressive wrestling career of his own. Cena has also made a mark as an especially capable announcer, displaying a great deal of versatility in the process.
A Multi-Brand Promotion With a Bright Future
Thanks to its ability to cultivate stars like these and more across its several popular brands, WWE will almost certainly remain a major force in the wrestling world for a long time to come. That is good news for the many who enjoy the stories, action, and drama that the sport offers when at its best.