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Old 07-21-2013, 08:48 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Orton, Cena (Thuganomics) and SES/2013 Heel Punk would have made it. A segment between straight edge CM Punk and Austin would have been GOLD.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:58 AM   #72 (permalink)
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I think the free reign and ability to be yourself in the attitude era was the reason they could get over and by pushing boundaries. Lots of people on the current roster would have been able to elevate their game. Of course people like Punk, Bryan, Orton, Cena, Sandow, the shield would have been able to tear it up. They would of had a place, maybe not at the top of the card but everyone was over back then.


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Old 07-21-2013, 08:59 AM   #73 (permalink)
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None of them would main event with the likes of Undertaker, Kane, HHH, SCSA, Rock, Jericho, Mankind. With the exception of Punk, none of them are in the same league...
Cena, Del Rio, Ziggler, Orton would all of been on par with Shamrock, Bossman probably part of a faction/tag team..


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Old 07-21-2013, 09:01 AM   #74 (permalink)
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yeah none.............lmao
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Punk in SES mode could have been a great heel.
The rest would have probably been midcarders at best. It really was a time where the starpower was at a very high level. Even midcarders like Too Cool, Rikishi, The Hardyz and Edge and Christian were supremely over
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:20 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I think what the garbage-era fanboys are forgetting is that the Rock and Austin's pushes were GUARANTEED. Both of them are first ballot Hall of Famers by virtue of their TALENTS, not a 6 year push.

So where does that leave Orton and Cena and Punk?

None of them have the skill set to compete with the Rock and Austin for main event status and both would be squashed by them on a regular basis. Now... if they're getting squashed by Austin and The Rock, what would be the nature of their promos which were largely on the fly in those days?

Cena wouldn't have been able to call on a six man superman push for his material, so what is he possibly going to say to get over in that era with the crowd? "IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT HE WOULD HAVE SAID!"

After the Rock called him a transvestite Wonder-woman his career would of been finished back then, period.

Coming out and pandering to the crowd and acting like they are a part of the WWE didn't work back then. The crowd was there as spectators, not part of the show, and Cena's material would have irritated the hell out of them. The people that HATE Cena now are mostly all older Attitude Era fans, and we don't hate him in a `heel` way. We hate him in a `go away` way.

The thug thing, whether it be white-thug or black-thug, didn't work back then. People hated it. Rap and Pro Wrestling clashed like oil and water. It would have never of gotten over.

So you say Cena would have to get a new character. What character? What character would he be able to use that didn't get dangerously close to infringing on another characters gimmick, like Stone Cold's?

And gimmick and character was important back then. It wasn't like today were you basically came out and acted like yourself, just hanging out with the WWE universe. You had to be someone, which is why the current Cena schtick and CM Punk (who I like) would have failed miserably.

There would be no room for them or for any meaningful push.

Cena would have clashed with the culture, with the times, with the fans, and with the other gimmicks. He wouldn't have fit in at all. He wouldn't have had a job.

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Old 07-21-2013, 12:28 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Oh, and the only thing cool about Randy Orton is his finisher, which he wouldn't be allowed to use because it infringes on the Stone Cold Stunner.

You guys are just marking for your favorite current wrestlers and not considering it within the realities of context.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Also, sorry for the triple post, but Brock Lesnar WOULD have worked in the Attitude Era, and worked well.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #79 (permalink)
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I think all the greatest wrestlers are adaptable, just like we've seen when attitude era wrestlers came back in to this era, they changed slightly, adapted and managed to get where they are again. I'm sure the same would happen with today's roster, of course I think the likes of Punk and Ambrose would stand out, but look at Cena in 2002, a far from family friendly person. I'm sure that they'd adapt and be just as good. But of course it wouldn't be as easy because the attitude era's roster was just incredible.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:51 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Rapper Cena definitely has a shot. That gimmick would have been crazy relevant in pop culture at the time. This current incarnation of Cena? Not a fucking chance of that shit getting over. At all. SES Punk is a midcard gimmick at best back then. Punk getting over though whining about his spot and shit that happens backstage with the likes of Rock, Austin, HHH, Taker etc running the show and flat out killing IN kayfabe? Don't make me lol. His size is also an issue here. Orton is too hard to call. His mic ability holds him back a little but his ability to portray a character (Legend Killer, Viper Orton) can be top notch. Again, his size and look would help him out big time back then. Seamus would have been perfect for the New Gen Era imo. Bryan would have ended up in the mould of Benoit/Guerrero or never would have got a shot at all because of his size. Whether you like it or not, size was most definitely a significant issue back then. It still is but to a lesser degree given how society, the industry and the fans have changed.
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