There have been some arguments throughout the years that WWE and UFC are in competition with one another, despite one being a real fighting sport and the other being a scripted soap opera, more or less. Well Triple H was recently asked whether or not UFC is direct competition to his product, and he had this to say.
“UFC is not really a competitor to us. I explain it to our talent. They are like boxing. It’s completely different from what we are. We’re like the movie Rocky. We’re a story. We’re a great story that just happens to take place in the wrestling ring. In a boxing match, you’ll watch one time. You’re not going to go back and watch it a bunch of times unless you’re a connoisseur of boxing science. Rocky the movie? You’ll watch over and over again. It’s a triumph story. It’s a love story. We create characters you gravitate to. That you connect with. Whether you hate them or love them. We put them in unique storylines with creative passions. We have good guys and bad guys. That’s what makes the network successful. Who is going to go back and watch the Super Bowl from 1984? Who is going to go back and watch boxing from five years ago? Our product is evergreen.”
That was actually the best way to put it, overall. While some will want to tray and rationalize that they are pretty much the same, they are two vastly different products, like Hunter stated above.
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