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Golden Era 14 25.00%
Attitude Era 38 67.86%
Other 4 7.14%
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think the Golden Era for me. The talent was deeper across the board IMO and I liked the tag teams better and better announcers etc. I just have fonder memories, probably mainly because I was a little kid.

I think the athleticism was better in the AE, but the actual 'working' was better in the AE. If you look at the upper mid card of:

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I don't think the AE can compare to them, and the announcing teams of Vince, Jesse, Gorilla and Brain were absolute gold.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Golden Era vs Attitude Era, Which do you prefer?

I voted Attitude Era.

At the time, WCW was putting on great shows, ECW was on fire and of course, you have WWE. The business as a whole, was in a better place, thanks to the initial seed planted by WCW & the Monday Night Wars. But, WWE created newer characters, that will be remembered forever.

Golden Era was too cartoonish and too predictable. My first WWE event as it happened wasn't until 1991, so I missed out on much of the Golden Era but from what I've seen, Attitude Era was better overall.
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Was a teen in the attitude era and it was just show after show of entertainment. Couldn't wait till the next raw to
See what happened next. At school everyone was talking about wrestling. A truly unique time.
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I voted Attitude Era.

At the time, WCW was putting on great shows, ECW was on fire and of course, you have WWE. The business as a whole, was in a better place, thanks to the initial seed planted by WCW & the Monday Night Wars. But, WWE created newer characters, that will be remembered forever.

Golden Era was too cartoonish and too predictable. My first WWE event as it happened wasn't until 1991, so I missed out on much of the Golden Era but from what I've seen, Attitude Era was better overall.
I have watched wrestling since 1979 so I experienced both eras when they happened. The truth is that the wrestling business as a whole had more to offer in the 1980s then the Monday Night Wars/Attitude Era. If a person did not like the "cartoony" WWE then there was still several healthy NWA territories that offered non over the top gimmicky wrestling with Jim Crockett promotions and Florida and Georgia Championship wrestling as examples especially for people in the southeast. The NWA territories featured more serious wrestling. If those two(WWE and NWA) were not enough then there was the AWA and World Class wrestling organizations that also appeared on cable television. In other words the 1980s offered a wide variety of great wrestling for a person to choose from or to watch all the varieties.
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Was a teen in the attitude era and it was just show after show of entertainment. Couldn't wait till the next raw to
See what happened next. At school everyone was talking about wrestling. A truly unique time.
Back in the 1980s every one at school was talking about Hulkamania and Ric Flair and it was a major deal in the 1980s also on the school playground and between classes. Basically kids talking about wrestling at school during the Attitude Era was nothing new under the sun and had happened during the Golden Era. In fact we Golden Era fans also had a Saturday morning cartoon.
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Attitude era all the way.

Never experienced the Golden era, so i won't judg it.
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I'm an Attitude Era guy. It was the best time for wrestling, in my opinion. The threat of WCW and the ratings war going on pretty much forced the Fed to put out compelling, awesome television every week. They did such a good job of it that they were able to mask the fact that in terms of in ring talent, by that time they were getting stretched kinda thin. Wrestling wasn't the big focus of the era, it was the storylines, and the storylines were that awesome and well done. When the Fed grabbed Jericho and the Radicalz, that gave a tremendous boost to the in ring quality. Now they had the best stories AND a solid group of the best in ring talent.

The best part about Attitude was that they really seemed to listen to what the fans at the time wanted. They didn't want to see an hour long Flair/Steamboat clinic. They wanted over the top blood, sex and swearing. They wanted Steve Austin to call Vince McMahon a son of a bitch and Stunner 5 guys. They wanted Mick Foley to take bumps off the cell. They wanted DX to piss off the Nation of Domination by doing a parody of them. And that's what the Fed gave them, and the fans overwhelmingly responded. And if you listen to the audience reactions at that time, they are absolutely thunderous. The atmosphere made the product feel so unbelievable and amazing.

Its almost like everything clicked perfectly in that time, not just for me, but for a great deal of the wrestling audience everywhere. What they did right, they did REALLY right, and that was pretty much everything.
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I have watched wrestling since 1979 so I experienced both eras when they happened. The truth is that the wrestling business as a whole had more to offer in the 1980s then the Monday Night Wars/Attitude Era. If a person did not like the "cartoony" WWE then there was still several healthy NWA territories that offered non over the top gimmicky wrestling with Jim Crockett promotions and Florida and Georgia Championship wrestling as examples especially for people in the southeast. The NWA territories featured more serious wrestling. If those two(WWE and NWA) were not enough then there was the AWA and World Class wrestling organizations that also appeared on cable television. In other words the 1980s offered a wide variety of great wrestling for a person to choose from or to watch all the varieties.
wasn't it harder to get access to all those programs though?
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wasn't it harder to get access to all those programs though?
Not really. Cable television had fewer channels in the 1980s but the amount of wrestling coverage overall was the same as today if not even more. Wrestling was literally on in some form or another on Friday nights, Saturday mornings, Saturday nights, Monday nights and weekday afternoons on ESPN. Between the various organizations you might have four different wrestling programs on Saturday, two on Sunday, etc.

I will say this however in that early 1980s before the advent of cable television and when we just had "rabbit ears" that wrestling in my area consisted of NWA Florida wrestling with Gordon Solie on Saturday nights and Jim Crockett NWA promotions on Sunday afternoons. However by the mid to late 1980s wrestling was saturated all over cable television even more so than now.

No offense to the younger fans here but in many ways I think the Monday Night Wars and the Attitude Era hurt wrestling in the longrun because it made wrestling too over the top. As someone probably older than most that post here I miss the 1980s wrestling and how great that era was. My favorite era of all time was the 1980s NWA Jim Crockett promotions. No other time in wrestling has been as great IMHO.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I think a 3rd option should've been "Too young for Golden era so I'm just voting AE" which would get the most votes.
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