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Old 11-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #41 (permalink)
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1-Austin
2-Rock
3-McMahon
4-Taker/Mankind
5-HHH.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:42 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Great list. The talent they had in that time period is really unbelievable. Russo doesn't get enough credit for what he did, he had a big part to play in nearly all of those characters.

Angle should be top 10 though btw.
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This list just goes to show you how deep the roster was and how OVER they were. Where is Rikishi, Too Cool, Godfather, Sable, Trish Stratus. The Women division had such great emphasis on it. I truly miss the era.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:33 PM   #44 (permalink)
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WWE counted and presented the Attitude Era, its logos and product from mid 1997 to April 2002. That was the official start and end if you want something like that. After the Draft they changed the logos, the sets, the rosters, the atmosphere, the TV concept and a few months later, the Top guy Rock passed the torch to the Top guy of the new era Lesnar. Along with that, Rock and Austin finished their full time run around that time. IMO, the official end of an era was the Rock/Austin moment in the ring after their WM19 match.

1. Rock/Austin
2. Vince
3. Foley

Angle should be a lot higher on this list, but I guess that's part of WWE's mentality pretending that he was never in the company. At least Top 10. Shane should also be up there. And I agree with Sable because at her 98-99 peak she was one of the most over personalities ever in wrestling, not only in the females category.
Typical bias rock316ae, putting rock and Austin as joint but with rocks name first

If anyone should be joint first with Austin it should be Vince McMahon. He's screwing of Bret plus Austin vs McMahon feud made him the biggest heel of the era. Every top face of the attitude era feuded with him in some way or another. He got massive heat reactions and played the heel character extremely well. There wouldn't be an attitude era without Austin but it wouldn't of been nearly as awesome without Vince McMahon
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I would like to put in my vote for the Godfather and his ho train to be added to this list.
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I don't think Too Cool should be on the list (to those saying they should be). When I think of the Attitude Era, they are one of the last groups of people that come to mind at all. Pretty good list, though. No surprise Austin was #1.
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Typical bias rock316ae, putting rock and Austin as joint but with rocks name first

If anyone should be joint first with Austin it should be Vince McMahon. He's screwing of Bret plus Austin vs McMahon feud made him the biggest heel of the era. Every top face of the attitude era feuded with him in some way or another. He got massive heat reactions and played the heel character extremely well. There wouldn't be an attitude era without Austin but it wouldn't of been nearly as awesome without Vince McMahon
Vince/Rock can be argued for joint second
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1-Austin
2-Rock
3-McMahon
4-Taker/Mankind
5-HHH.
This is my list though I would put HHH/Mankind/Taker as joint 4

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No Ken Shamrock? But Kurt Angle makes the list? boo.

Rest is spot on.
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WWE counted and presented the Attitude Era, its logos and product from mid 1997 to April 2002. That was the official start and end if you want something like that. After the Draft they changed the logos, the sets, the rosters, the atmosphere, the TV concept and a few months later, the Top guy Rock passed the torch to the Top guy of the new era Lesnar. Along with that, Rock and Austin finished their full time run around that time. IMO, the official end of an era was the Rock/Austin moment in the ring after their WM19 match.

1. Rock/Austin
2. Vince
3. Foley

Angle should be a lot higher on this list, but I guess that's part of WWE's mentality pretending that he was never in the company. At least Top 10. Shane should also be up there. And I agree with Sable because at her 98-99 peak she was one of the most over personalities ever in wrestling, not only in the females category.


Sir you are correct! People love to mistake the AE ending at WM 17 when WWE itself says the AE ended mid 02 which means Austin was "the man" 98/99 and Rock was "the man" 00-02.

Obliviously WWE would never allow a sellout like Rock to be featured over Austin, this list is another stupid joke thanks to WWE politics
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