The downfall of civilisation will inevitably mean the demise of television and pay-per-view. Companies such as TNA and WWE which relied on buy-rates and ratings will cease to be. International professional wrestling will cease to be.
But that doesn’t mean that professional wrestling will die. What’s left of mankind will still demand entertainment, and with the smaller population spread out over wider areas smaller promotions will come into existence.
However, it will change drastically. Crowds will no longer be satisfied by technical classics. They’ll demand blood, and one of the first promotions to offer such fare will form in what was once known as New York.
Run by a charismatic promoter known only as The Duke, New York will offer matches that will seem barbaric by sports entertainment standards. Here we see the Duke’s hand-picked champion, Slag, defending his title against promotional newcomer Snake Plissken in a baseball bat match. Later wrestling historians will deride Slag for ripping off Ox Baker’s gimmick.