What in the hell are you talking about? Seriously blood sweat and tears? I can damn well guarantee you John Cena cares more about the belt then Hogan and Warrior ever did. Seriously the complaining on this site is ridiculous. The Belt in the attitude era was more of a prop then it has been the past 2 years. The roster was deep? That's why the only people to hold it at that time were: Stone Cold, The Rock, HHH, Undertaker and I guess you have to include foley. They didn't have a WHC then either so you can pretty much say its the same number now as it was then. Seriously everything seems better when your 8 and 9 but trust me the title picture wasn't any more meaningful then as it is now
Uh no. This is absolutely incorrect.
Its a simple concept. Matches back then meant something. Who won a title mattered. Can't say the same about this era.
Look at it this way. Back then, all the major story arcs that were built up ultimately culminated with the WWF title being up for grabs. It was quite brilliantly done. First you have the Rock, the man who sold out and became the Corporate champion in Vince's pocket. The man at the other end of that screwjob was Mankind, who was determined to get the glory and the belt. He and Rock engaged in an all out war for the title over the course of 4 months. On the other side of the spectrum, you have Steve Austin, the man previously screwed out of the belt, having to jump through hoop after hoop just to get a shot a shot at participating in a match where, if he won, he'd have a shot at the WWF title. Eventually, after 6 odd months, the storylines finally merge and you have Rock vs Austin at WM15-the finale to both major story arcs happening at the time, in 1 match, where the title was the grand prize. THAT is how you build prestige.
Letting the champion pick his opponent and then having the company shit all over his choice does NOT build prestige. It destroys it.
The fact that you'd actually say the title was more of a prop back then than now kinda shows you weren't watching, and thus shouldn't comment.
You also kinda forgot a few names on that list of yours. "Stone Cold, The Rock, HHH, Undertaker and I guess you have to include foley..." Now its EVIDENT you weren't watching.
There ARE reasons why people were so big on that time period, you know. Its not just "its older; therefore, its better."