Maikeru Posted June 3, 2021 Share Posted June 3, 2021 (edited) If you are sceptical then head over to Google Trends, where you can look at relative keyword search volume within the UK since 2004 broken down by region and (if you want) city. Try all the usual terms - ‘wrestling news’, ‘pro wrestling’, ‘WWE’, ‘Wrestlemania’ and a few other niche ones for good measure - ‘Njpw’ etc. You will almost invariably find nearly twice as much volume for N. Ireland as England per head, not far off that for Scotland, with Wales somewhere in the middle. If you look at it by city it’ll be Glasgow and Belfast up at the very top most of the time, with Cardiff and northern English cities following suit - the further north you go, the more popular it is it would seem. I have always thought that there seemed to be a disproportionate amount of buzz for wrestling in these places - look at how much modern talent to come out of Ireland and Scotland relative to their populations; pretty much any major English wrestler I can think of is from the North except Nigel McGuinness, Will Ospreay and Marty Scurll... ok there must be others but it’s late); look at the local scenes with ICW and OTT; the amount of WWE house shows they get. But this is the first time I’ve come across hard evidence for this hypothesis. Reasons? Edited June 3, 2021 by Maikeru Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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