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Join Date: Nov 2012
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Re: What superstars today do you think would have fit in perfectly in the Attitude Er
^^^Somebody just stop this guy. We get your point. You LOVEEEE the Attitude Era. I enjoyed it, as did others. Get over it.
Anyway, back on to topic:
"Doctor of Thuganomics" John Cena: Not as a face - but as a heel. Wrestling and rap didn't mix back then. It didn't. So, if you had 15,000 people in an arena who are your stereotypical wrestling fan back then (beer, violence and heavy metal oriented lives) and out comes a white guy rapping on the crowd? MAJOR heat. They would of hated him, and as time went on and culture changed, so may his popularity. It would of worked. Main Event? Maybe not. But a shoe in for an IC Title reign.
"The Straight Edge Saviour" CM Punk: SES/2009/Shaving peoples heads/I'm better than you Punk for the exact same reasons as above - except this guy would have been hated EVEN MORE than Cena. Like I said, at a time where wrestling was extremely popular with male-adults, you get a guy coming out explaining how he doesn't drink or do drugs, and that he's better than everyone else because of this? Would of been one of the most hated guys in the company. And wasn't "Straight Edge" and that kind of stuff growing in popularity at the time as well?
The Shield, Damien Sandow; heck, even Fandango IMO would have been a good fit, mainly due to them having very strong gimmicks which separate them from everyone else.
Obviously Rob Van Dam as well, but he was around at the time. Would of been epic if he was a part of the WWF.