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Old 07-20-2013, 09:27 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Punk would be right up there with anyone in the AE. He would be able to hold his own on the mic and for sure in the ring.
Punk would be in the JOB Squad in the attitude era. That's about it. Not a bad gig either.

Al Snow, Scorpio, Bob Holly, and Gilberg were in it.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #32 (permalink)
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It seems like you are just another person who despises Cena on here, and can't give him credit for anything. If you would read through my posts, then you would easily comprehend that I'm saying that Cena's current character today wouldn't work at all in the Attitude Era. Judging by Cena's in ring skills today, which aren't bad as you make them out to be, there would have to be a heavy focus on Cena's character for him to become successful or at least survive in the Attitude Era.
Yeah, as part of some irrelevant jabroni tag team.
Sure.

As a main eventer? No.

He would of never of gotten that kind of heat back then.
(he doesn't even get that kind of heat now, just cheering 6 year olds)
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It's a hard question, i tend to agree with "No One" but that's such a boring answer. So Obviously those who were active in the Attitude Era. Those i think would fit best are Cody Rhodes & CM Punk. Neither of them are afraid to bleed! They are amazing talkers which would be even more benefit in the Attitude Era. They both have the attitude and raw hardcore attitude, and have great in-ring skills.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:32 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Damien Sandow having him feud with the likes of DX, The Rock, Stone Cold, and Mick Foley. I think the dueling promos would be good. Already did the DX one fairly recent.

If I could have Goldust team with a slightly younger Cody Rhodes I would do that too. Cody's reactions to his brother's outlandish shenanigans would be entertaining.

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Lord have mercy. The idiocy...

You have to consider that guys like Russo and Krieski would have formulated a character for today's talents. Do you people honestly think that guys like The Godfather and Gangrel were talented fellows?
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Of course Cena wouldn't have fit in in the Attitude Era with his CURRENT character. With a different character showing more ruthlessness and aggression, and yes, most of all, attitude, he would have fit in fine.

CM Punk with his full on, heel, straight edge character in that era would have been crazy. The fans would be all over it.

The Wyatt family and The Shield would be pretty cool in that era.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Let us analyze the attitude era. This time period in WWE's history was largely driven on edgy segments and promos as oppossed to the in ring product albeit some great matches came from the time period. Now naturally, you would need charisma, which was ultimately the driving force and common denominator of guys who succeeded. If you were a bigman, you at least had to have presense to get over ala Big Show and Kane. For smaller wrestlers, delivery on the microphone on a consistant basis was a must to be a top guy. Since the attitude era was so storyline based, it was an huge bonus if you had the ability to have chemistry with whoever you were inserted with ala The Rock. Physical acting skills certainly helped the likes of Kane and Mick Foley as well. In my opinion, look was more emphasised than today, as most of the top guys either had an great physique or an look that was synonymous with their gimmick or both. Lastly, an seriousness/sense of maturity or edge to your gimmick was essential for main event success,as strongly evidenced by Rikishi who was a mid carder at best before he played a serious role and had his year in the wwf title scene when he ran over austin. Ultimately the skills I mentioned were what you needed if you wanted to be in the at least mid card. Any lower and your run would be largely forgettable.


Now note that in ring ability was again not exactly an premium but rather a bonus, so guys rich with this but poor in other departments like Dolph Ziggler would be screwed, as we all know Ziggler can put on a good match with almost anyone, but he cant cut a promo for shit and many in these forums have dubbed him the "charisma vaccum". Given this, Dolph would probably be in a role similar to the Radicalz or stached away in the tag division. I am unsure if the attitude era crowd would love Daniel Bryan as much as today's crowd, so whether he would be anything more than a glorified dean malenko is beyond me, as honestly I would love for Bryan Danielson to have been in that stacked late 90s WCW cruiserweight division or in ecw more than wwe in the attitude era. I think Orton would fare far better from 98-2002 in wcw than wwf.

As for guys who I think could make it, given that in the the Attitude Era just started shortly after Pac and Notorious died and given that rap music was still quite prevelant, I do belive that John Cena could make it in the mid card under his doctor of thuganomics moniker. I could see him feuding with complimentary mid card gimmick wrestlers like Val Venis and perhaps a feud/teaming with the Godfather. "Super Cena" or marine cena would be booed out of the building in the attitude era. CM Punk is a guy who I belive definately could make it in the attitude era, as he can have an entertaining segment with almost anyone face or heel, is gold on the microphone, carries himself with great confidence which shines through his gimmick and has charisma to spare plus he can work a great match. Punk's straight edge militant gimmick allows him to go heel vs austin or even with his quick wit Rock, or in a real interesting twist team with Kurt Angle, who at the time was running his american hero integridy gimmick. As a face, Punk certainly couldve be in a well done promo vs the ministry and we all know he can burn mr mcmahon. The Shield I think couldve made it in several ways. As an enforcer of the corporation, fed to the ministry, served by the Rock. I think the shield would fare much better in the early 00's point of the attitude era when they could go up against the brothers of destruction and Rollins/Ambross could be grouped with the big 3 of the tag division in those game changing spotfest tlc matches and otherwise.
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CM Punk with his full on, heel, straight edge character in that era would have been crazy. The fans would be all over it.
Nope. He would have been right up/down thee with Al Snow and Gillberg.

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Lord have mercy. The idiocy...

You have to consider that guys like Russo and Krieski would have formulated a character for today's talents. Do you people honestly think that guys like The Godfather and Gangrel were talented fellows?
No, they were horrible, but when someone asks me if someone could fit in in the Attitude era, I think active, over contributors and main eventers - not if they could fill crappy filler segments.

Cena has gotten a superman push for how many years now? And he's still only over with kids and women who don't know anything about wrestling?

News flash: Cena would have never of been given a 6 year long super push in the Attitude era.
He would of had to lose... a lot... and wrestlers didn't spend promo time talking about how much they "love the WWE Universe" back then.

Cena would have had nothing to offer. He would of been a big jacked up jobber for people with talent to pin until he finally got released.
True story.

P.S. The kids wouldn't even of liked him back then, because they would have all been cheering for Austin, so there goes his fan base.
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Ryback is someone I think prob would've fit in. Back in days where people weren't obsessed with a guys mic skills and stuff.

Orton probably would've fit in perfectly too.
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