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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Would I be right in saying that wrestling fans seem to be more welcoming of some of the sillier items in the WWE Product these days? Particulary RAW?

Some characters that have gotten over quickly and have now become RAW main stays would likely have found it a far tougher hill to climb back in the day (even as recently as 2006/07).

Does this make anyone else wonder about the talents we were all a little harsh on a few years ago? Can you think of any daft gimmicks that stunk years ago that might make it now in these friendlier times?

And is this evidence that maybe the Attitude Era has caused more damage to the business in the long run than we're willing to admit?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 12:36 PM
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The Attitude Era was the greatest thing that ever happened to the WWE
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 12:37 PM
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And of course fans are getting friendlier, they're all 9 years old now!
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No one is more hardcore then cenation fans
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The crowd during HBK vs. Bret at Survivor Series '97 >>>

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I'm not sure we're friendlier. We still chant "Goldberg" at a Goldberg look-a-like. We boo crappy segments like The Three Stooges on Raw. Also, remember that "Shut the fuck up" chant to HBK in 2005?


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Would I be right in saying that wrestling fans seem to be more welcoming of some of the sillier items in the WWE Product these days? Particulary RAW?

Some characters that have gotten over quickly and have now become RAW main stays would likely have found it a far tougher hill to climb back in the day (even as recently as 2006/07).

Does this make anyone else wonder about the talents we were all a little harsh on a few years ago? Can you think of any daft gimmicks that stunk years ago that might make it now in these friendlier times?

And is this evidence that maybe the Attitude Era has caused more damage to the business in the long run than we're willing to admit?
You mean, like, Brodus Clay? The Godfather's portly nephew?
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I think one of Brodus' hos got done for drinking driving recently. Say what you want about The Godfather, he kept them bitches in line.

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Really? Damn. Cameron and Naomi are often the best reason to tune in these days.
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And of course fans are getting friendlier, they're all 9 years old now!
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