Originally Posted by KO KIDD
is that have anything to do with other sports or just the state of this sport
both. Football wasn't as popular back then, but now it's easily the most popular sport in america. Every year the Super Bowl consistently gets around 40-50 million households with a lot of those being SB parties.
Companies pay an average of 5 million dollars just to put a 30 second commercial on during the Superbowl.
and I don't doubt that the Eastern Europeans are a factor. But when I evaluate the current American HW scene, I'm not looking at their accomplishments today against the rest of the world. I'm just comparing their skills, technique, athleticism to the heavyweights in the past.