The wife of Brian Pillman interviewed on Raw 24 hours after the death of her husband.
Now try to top that with any low moment you and all other smartasses and this comes from a big Attitude Era fan.
I am just sick of all people posting for months how they want edgier TV like in the AE and when something happens you post that AE never stooped that low.
Melanie Pillman interview, continuing Over the Edge, using the daughter Dakota for a extreme love triangle storyline between Goldust, Marlena and Pillman with the little girl appearing in the segments, Jim Ross appearing on TV right only a couple of weeks after the Bell's palsy when he couldn't properly speak and still cut promos as heel where you could barely understand him, Owen Hart proudly presenting a "Owen 3:16" shirt after almost paralyzing Steve Austin
Stop pretending like AE was so special because they were so edgy but never stooped that low. I listed many moments that were even lower.
The Attitude Era had many "tell me he didn't just say that" and "tell me he didn't just do that" moments and on Monday it was one of these moments.
Attitude Era was dirty and without taboos and that's why they had great ratings, PPV buys and kicked the ass of WCW because we liked those kind of segments
See, I understand what you mean. Attitude did have a lot of moments like that. What pisses me off is that people act like that's ALL Attitude was sometimes. You yourself know it was a lot more than that. I don't get the people who come into this thread and say "well Attitude would have done something like that, why can't you be happy?!" Because there was more to Attitude than just tasteless segments.
On top of that, the Attitude era stuff is so fondly remembered because of one simple principle-right place, right time. The industry wanted that at the time, and that's what they got. That's a big reason why it was so popular. You think if Hogan had still been doing his Hulkamania gimmick in 1997 people would have cared? This era...people don't want that kind of thing anymore. Dare I say, its become passe? I don't want them to do more Attitude era stuff because it will be nothing like Attitude, just a shitty revamp. So now, in and amongst all this goody two shoes crap about Breast Cancer and Make a Wish, we get this incredibly tasteless, needless segment shoehorned in. Why?
Attitude worked perfectly because of the specific talent, the demands of the fans and the general revolution in the industry the nWo angle had brought on. All those elements made it incredible. To me, this is the kind of crash TV I expect from Nitro in 2000, and I'm seeing Ed Ferrara mimic JR's Bell's Palsy. You can do it, but why would you? Why do you need to 'go there'?
Again, there's edginess in storylines...and then there's this. Melanie Pillman wasn't a cool thing to do back then, just like its not cool to do now. Its just that a lot of fans overlooked it because everything else was so great. Now...nothing else to distract from the lack of sensitivity these days.