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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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The best of the New Generation Era was legit GOAT stuff

As much as the New Generation (1993-1997) gets shat on, the best feuds and matches of that era were legit awesome!

Bret v Owen - the story and the matches
HBK v Razor ladder matches
The rise of Diesel (his title reign was shit granted)
Austin 3:16
The Goldust character
Bret v 123 Kid on Monday Night Raw for the WWF Title
Vader assaulting Gorilla Monsoon on Raw (shocking at the time)
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Heel Bret Hart and Heel Hart Foundation v America
HBK's slow heel turn in 1997
The debut of Kane
Nation of Domination
The Mankind character's genesis
HBK v Taker Hell in a Cell
Jerry Lawler assaulting Bret Hart at KOTR 1993
Bret Hart v Mr Perfect KOTR 1993
Evil Doink
Razor Ramon

I mean, some of the gimmicks and PPV's were disappointing in this era for sure, but the strong parts of the New Generation era were legit brilliant and groundbreaking too.
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This is the era I grew up with so I have fond memories of it still, 1994 was cool and overall this period shouldn't really be frowned upon.

Biggest one you haven't mentioned was the Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels saga on and off screen.
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Re: The best of the New Generation Era was legit GOAT stuff

10% of New Generation was really good, really memorable. The other 90% was abhorrent garbage.

"New Generation" is far too positive sounding a name for such a dark period in history, it really should be called the "occupation" era since every wrestler had a job gimmick. Hockey players, garbage men, accountants, truck drivers, male strippers... That was raw, unfiltered Vince with no Prichard or Russo or HHH to help reign in that mad man.

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my second favorite era second only to the rock n wrestling hogan era....it had some weak shit but overall it's underrated but it laid the path brillantly to the attitude era....You had some real progressive characters during those days like doink the clown mankind goldust waylon mercy austin pillman razor ramon
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The Godwinns and Body Donnas were so underrated. Isaac Yankem as well.
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Re: The best of the New Generation Era was legit GOAT stuff

The best stuff of that era shits all over anything the current era ever does.

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The Godwinns and Body Donnas were so underrated. Isaac Yankem as well.
As was the new hart foundation. What a great heel stable.
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The New Generation is my all time favorite era and the one I revisit the most. Few things put a bigger smile on face. I'm not going Listmania with this because I'd be here all night but, yeah, I love the New Generation.
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Re: The best of the New Generation Era was legit GOAT stuff

Well yeah, it had two of the best in ring workers in history nearish their physical primes, with a supporting cast of guys like Bulldog, Owen, Vader, Taker, Razor etc. You're gonna get some good stuff particularly in ring wise. You can say the same thing about modern WWE tbh. But in both instances 90% of the product sucks.


Gotta disagree with lumping in 97 stuff like Kane, HIAC, heel Bret etc in with the new generation era. Post-Mania the look and feel of the show changed rapidly and drastically from how it was in 93-96.
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It was a great era that doesn't deserve the flak it gets. Sure it had some ? stuff. King Mabel to name 1 but for the most part it was a brilliant era for the WWF.
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