The gimmicks were better, the crowds ate them up, better. The new guys, don't have the "umph" it takes to get the energy flowing. There are a few here and there that are carrying wrestling to what it is. But, you don't have the characters like the days of old. Hulk Hogan, Macho Man, Ultimate Warrior, Undertaker, The Von Erichs, Sting (the old version), the 4 horseman, the midnight express. Oh man, the list goes on and on. Today's list? Not so much. The guys are trying, don't get me wrong. But, so much is stacked against them. Poor writing, to much soap opera style muttle going on in the shows. And TV shows that reveal too many of the secrets of wrestling. It took the "wow" out of it. There are no wrestling heroes anymore. The greats are getting too old or passing on. Time is taking it's toll on wrestling.