Former WCW Champ Claims MMA Is Taking Fans Away From Wrestling

Wrestlezone reader Rodolfo Roman sent along the following …

Former World Championship Wrestling television champion Alex Wright said he understands why the World Wrestling Entertainment decided to turn to the PG era. He also added it was business move to attract new fans being taken away from mixed martial arts.

“I understand the business,” he said. “Wrestling is a tough sport. The reason I think they went PG was to get a new group of fan base. The UFC is taking away fans. They might lose the hardcore fans.”

He watches pro wresting from his home in Germany.

“It brings back memories when I watch wrestling from the states,” he said.

Wright also went in details on his short-lived Berlyn character, which he believes would have been a hit.

“I really enjoyed Berlyn,” he said. “It was used at the wrong time and at the wrong place.”

He also didn’t leave out the option of possibly making a return to the United States for an appearance.

Check out the complete interview online at

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