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Old 11-10-2012, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Biggest mistakes in the Attitude Era?

Because of the WWE'13 launch and the Attitude Era mode in it, the momeries about those great times are back. WWE made a lot of good decisions, that helped them survive, but like always, nothing is perfect. Whats the biggest mistakes of WWE in 1997-2001?
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not enough wrestling.
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I did it for The Rock.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not actually hiring Jake the Snake for the Ministry leader angle and instead giving us "IT WAS ME AUSTIN, IT WAS ME ALONG".
Which sort of makes McMahon look like a moron, considering if he was leader he made Undertaker he made him both physically and emotionally torment his family.
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maybe not coughing up the dough to re-sign Bret Hart?
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Bret wouldn't have fit much longer in the Attitude Era. He was a wrestler first and foremost.
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-Rikishi being revealed as Austin's attacker. An even bigger mistake was when it turned out Triple H (the most obvious choice to begin with) was really behind it.

-Too many random heel and face turns, particularly in 1999. Seriously, there was at least one turn a month that year.

-Too many random and pointless stables. JOB squad, Oddities, PMS, the Union, and to some extent even the Corporation. though I like its overall concept. The members of the corporation were way too random and they changed too frequently (see previous bullet point).

-Too many world title changes. Again, this applies more specifically to 1999. In that year the belt went Rock, Mankind, Rock, Mankind, Rock, Austin, Undertaker, Austin, Mankind, Triple H, VINCE, Triple H, Big Show, and then less than a week into the year 2000 Triple H won it back.

-The 24/7 rule for the Hardcore title. I like the concept of a Hardcore championship but the 24/7 rule killed the belt.

-Mark Henry with a tranny.

-Beaver Cleavage.

-Mae Young giving birth to a hand.

-Chyna as IC champ
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Bret wouldn't have fit much longer in the Attitude Era. He was a wrestler first and foremost.
I hear that a lot but I don't think someone like Bret would have had as hard a time adjusting as people seem to think. I'm not quite sure what "he was a wrestler first and foremost" means really.. that he didn't do entertainment as much as he did focus on the in ring product? That's true, but I can think of others that were like that that fit pretty well during the attitude era. And either way I would bet Bret would have had a larger impact with the last few years of his career with Mcmahon than he did in wcw.

I just think WWF made a mistake in letting a guy they'd built up since the mid 80's to world champion status go in his prime.



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On a side note a mistake made, not by WWF but by WCW that was pretty big imo was announcing on Nitro that Foley was going to win the WWF title. I switched to Raw immediately.
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You can read in his book his thoughts on the attitude era anyway. He hated the direction the product was going in.
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