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I was thinging about how I remembered watching wrestling as a kid as opposed to when I was in collage as opposed to now. When I was 12 I marked out for Hogan like so many others and I was thinking do most of the little kids today that love Cena so much will probable reguard Cena the way wrestling fans 30+ years old reguard Hogan. Will they be objective about it or embarassed. I asked my friends 12 year old son who is a wrestling fan who his favorite is and he responded Cena. Later I was talking to my friend about 80's era wrestling and the kid asked us who is Hulk Hogan, is he green? Did we fee old then. We laughed and tried to explain how Hogan and Cena were similar but it went right over the kids head and he went right back to his Cena and Orton action figures in a little huff. I guess its generational thing and he did not like us talking about his hero in less than glowing terms.

When I was in collage the attitude era was present and I loved it. It was like going from black and white TV to watching full color and I thought it was infinitely superior to my childhood fan experience. By and large the product was superior to the simplistic stories of my childhood. The guys were cool, the girls were hot and the action was great. I was a good time to be a fan. That eventually ended and the product further evolved to become what it is today with a new crop of stars. I try to be objective about how I compare my experience over the ears. Thinking back there is not really much difference between the eras. The guys look for the most part look the same, the girls now where less that in the attitude era but there are less sleasy gimmicks and the storylines are a bid less lurid. The camera quality is superoir and the production value is better, but it seems to me that there is just something missing in todays wrestling, personalities. Dont get me wrong the I am not saying the produce today is bad its just that its too comfortable with where it is and is unwilling to rock to boat like it did in the past.

There is alot of talk on the fourm how one era was better than another and why. We in the IWC have the benefit of the internet to compare the product between then and now. In the 80's if the internet had been available then I am sure the fans then would have expressed their opinions just as emphatically as we do now about the 80's compared to the 60's and 70's. My question to you all is does it really matter what was better as long as you enjoyed the time you spent watching it. Today I think the in ring product has never been better overall, every era has guys that could not wrestle out of a wet paper bag. What is your favorite era, why and how did it compare to your fan experience when you were a kid?

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Re: How kids reguard wrestling?

Going by your spelling in the title, you should just ask yourself this question..

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Going by your spelling in the title, you should just ask yourself this question..

The words are spelled correctly, is this a misguided attempt at an insult or do you actually have a point?
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Re: How kids regard wrestling?

It's "regard" and I guess it was a misuided attempt at an insult

As to favorite eras, I don't have one, fuck eras, I like angles, short or long term, or I hate them, 70% of the golden era was shyte, as well as the attitude era, the ra, the pg, in my oppinion the whole "ers" approach is just a nostalgic categorization to help people whine about certain aspects of the times without having to go into too much details.

As of Hulk/Cena, I bet many kids in 10 years+ will be as embarassed about their hero JC like the little Hulkamaniacs growing up (including myself, boy do I hate myself for marking the big yellow thing ), and since there are patterns in wrestling reaching further back than just AE, I imagine the product will get "edgier" again when todays target group gets a little older.

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The words are spelled correctly, is this a misguided attempt at an insult or do you actually have a point?
Now it is spelled correctly, now that I have CORRECTED you. Not an insult, just pointing it out. Would you prefer I didn't tell you?

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I was thinging about how I remembered watching wrestling as a kid as opposed to when I was in collage as opposed to now. When I was 12 I marked out for Hogan like so many others and I was thinking do most of the little kids today that love Cena so much will probable reguard Cena the way wrestling fans 30+ years old reguard Hogan. Will they be objective about it or embarassed. I asked my friends 12 year old son who is a wrestling fan who his favorite is and he responded Cena. Later I was talking to my friend about 80's era wrestling and the kid asked us who is Hulk Hogan, is he green? Did we fee old then. We laughed and tried to explain how Hogan and Cena were similar but it went right over the kids head and he went right back to his Cena and Orton action figures in a little huff. I guess its generational thing and he did not like us talking about his hero in less than glowing terms.

When I was in collage the attitude era was present and I loved it. It was like going from black and white TV to watching full color and I thought it was infinitely superior to my childhood fan experience. By and large the product was superior to the simplistic stories of my childhood. The guys were cool, the girls were hot and the action was great. I was a good time to be a fan. That eventually ended and the product further evolved to become what it is today with a new crop of stars. I try to be objective about how I compare my experience over the ears. Thinking back there is not really much difference between the eras. The guys look for the most part look the same, the girls now where less that in the attitude era but there are less sleasy gimmicks and the storylines are a bid less lurid. The camera quality is superoir and the production value is better, but it seems to me that there is just something missing in todays wrestling, personalities. Dont get me wrong the I am not saying the produce today is bad its just that its too comfortable with where it is and is unwilling to rock to boat like it did in the past.

There is alot of talk on the fourm how one era was better than another and why. We in the IWC have the benefit of the internet to compare the product between then and now. In the 80's if the internet had been available then I am sure the fans then would have expressed their opinions just as emphatically as we do now about the 80's compared to the 60's and 70's. My question to you all is does it really matter what was better as long as you enjoyed the time you spent watching it. Today I think the in ring product has never been better overall, every era has guys that could not wrestle out of a wet paper bag. What is your favorite era, why and how did it compare to your fan experience when you were a kid?
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Now it is spelled correctly, now that I have CORRECTED you. Not an insult, just pointing it out. Would you prefer I didn't tell you?
Uhh I know of no way for a nomal OP to edit their threads name... is therE?

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14-18 "Wrestling is fake and gay! Faggots!"
9-13 "JOHN CENA IS AWESOME!"
1-8 "Mommy won't let me watch!"

th sad truith that al of u cant ceem to grrasp is dat wrestlig is getig les poplar each day and no bodde caires abot it

vinse is senile at this poiint and th growth of tna has pleateuaed nd roh has nevr bin mor than his a crapy cult
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Ruthless Aggression was my favorite era

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HOLY SHIT GUYS DID YOU SEE JOHN CENA HIT BRAWK WIH THAT AA HE IS SO STRONG I LOVE HIM



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