There are trends on the internet, a lot of them, when it comes to finding out information about different celebrities, from sports stars to movie stars, religious figures to political figures, they draw our attention and make us question things about them. (huffingtonpost) We all want to be famous, sometimes we’re even willing to sacrifice the money associated with fame for the sake of having people treat us as a household name, being a celebrity just for the sake of being a celebrity has helped create some of the worst television of all time with the influx of so called reality shows. (radaronline) One of the greatest tests of a persons star power has become looking at how often they’re searched for online, when a person is “Googled” it means that somewhere people are interested in them and what they do, as a result they more they’re searched for, the higher their level of “fame.” (funtrivia) A new list has been compiled by Time Magazine that lists the 100 most searched for people on the internet, this list shows who has been searched for online the most over the past year, interesting enough the person at the top of the list is George W. Bush, although that’s certainly not the more interesting story here. (time)
During the eighties pro wrestling saw a boom, it became popular and slowly started to climb up out of the basement of entertainment and into the mainstream, in the nineties it grew exponentially becoming one of the biggest forms of entertainment in the world during the Monday Night Wars and the Attitude Era. (yahoo) Since Vince McMahon purchased WCW and created a virtual monopoly in the wrestling business their numbers have slowly dropped, or as some people would say they finally started to somewhat correct themselves. (reddit) While it seems that people have been less interested in wrestling lately than in years past, it appears that there’s a little undercurrent out there that could be building toward another boom in the business, it may or may not reach the levels of the Attitude era, but from the results of Time’s internet popularity rankings, something strange is occurring. (wrestlingnewsworld) While people may not be openly admitting to wrestling fanhood as much as they did in the past, with 14 of the top 100 celebrities searched for online being members of the pro wrestling world, past and present, people are still at least intrigued by the people working in the business. I just wish we could have seen these numbers in the heyday of the nWo and DX, I’m betting they would have been off the charts.