Away from the squared circle, WWE is a world famously filled
with ludicrous highs and terrible lows. Take here in 2020, for example. TV
ratings are going from all-time low to all-time low, yet WWE is on track to
bring in a staggering $1 billion revenue for the year – largely due to mammoth FOX
and Saudi Arabia deals the company has penned in recent times.
Despite the successes achieved over the decades, WWE has likewise been
beaten down at so many turns throughout those years. Sometimes justified, sometimes
not justified. Sometimes due to their own behaviour, sometimes due to matters
out of their hands.
These beatings have come in the shape of ratings battles,
financial hits, or in some extremely serious accusations and controversies. And
it’s only right to emphasise that, while some of the entries featured here are of
the more light-hearted variety, some of the other topics covered are of a far
more serious nature.
Rightly or wrongly throughout these black eyes on the
company, Vince McMahon and WWE have continued to power forward in their usual
stubborn, pig-headed way as they drive their own personal narrative - even though some of these issues and moments in time would’ve derailed so many other organisations.