Re: Is this the worst ever period in the WWE
... Yeh, that's pretty much it, but Raw back then was a great show (apart from the The Patriot getting a WWE Title shot which was just stupid and only fed Bret's anti-American gimmick).
John Cena in 2012 is a bigger star than Bret Hart of late 1996.
Randy Orton and CM Punk of 2012 are the equivalents of Undertaker and HBK in 1996.TBH,Randy Orton has achieved much more by than they achieved by 1996.
Raw was pretty bad/worse than now around late 1996 till Austin came up and started changing the direction of the company.
WWF believed in new talent like Austin,Rock and HHH while WWE is also starting to push new guys.Let's hope something good happens this year.