Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Biggest mistakes in the Attitude Era?
Yeah, they dropped the ball with a lot of ECW guys.
But an even bigger mistake was how they handled the whole ECW invasion (even if it was before the Attitude Era).
IMO, that angle could have lasted until the beginning of 1998, possibly ending at Royal Rumble or No Way Out. Now, I know that it harmed WWE in no way, shape or form but the angle still had legs. I hated to see it start off as some ECW vs. WWF storyline that was basically nothing but ECW vs. ECW. IMO, they could have had a few bigger names involved in it and as I said before, somehow start a Tommy Dreamer/HBK feud with Beulah cheating on Dreamer with Shawn. Could have gotten ECW exposure and also gotten Shawn over even more as a womanizing asshole.
I feel that would have been highly entertaining than ECW vs. Van Dam & Sabu, with Doug Furnas, Phil Lafon, Lance Wright and Brakkus thrown in for no apparent reason.