for those of us following on the net along with the shows it for sure did, but for the avg fan it was probably hazy and made little sense.
I also believe that was "part of" the beauty of Wrestling With Shadows.
In pulling the curtain way back and exposing that aspect of the business, I think it drew in a lot more people.
I will always maintain that wrestling - as it was "pre-Vince" - was dying.
As a purist, I hate to admit that, but I do belive it.
The admission that wrestling is a work resurrected a form of entertainment that was headed the way of Vaudeville.
I don't like everything the old man's done, but I think pro-wrestling was on its way out, regardless; Vince created a new interest.
I've said this enough times that it's probably become cliche: Vince McMahon is both the best AND worst things to happen to professional wrestling.