As a kid with no cable in the 80's or 90's (we had a big satellite dish), I only watched syndication shows with occasionally getting to see Prime Time Wrestling or Raw live when on holiday breaks from school. During the late 90's, I watched WCW almost exclusively live (or VCR recorded it to watch the next day). I watched both in college but at that point in 1999/2000/2001 my friends and I never missed Raw. I think the only reason I really stopped watching was, again, having no cable. But by my mid 20's, it became boring. I don't know if it really was or if I was too old to be entertained by it. I would try to catch the big shows on PPV in my late 20's and early 30's, but it was pretty rare. The WWE Network has really helped pull me back in. But still, I'll rewatch their documentaries and original content before I sit through a whole episode of Raw/SD.