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I've noticed something. When we compare the state of the WWE and the wrestlers including NXT majority always compare it to the AE and the wrestlers it self. Even with ratings and viewership. So did the AE put the bar very high thus making the stars of today suck my comparison?
I don't think so, but if they turned this into an angle then this is the perfect way to start it off.

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Yeah, they were once in a lifetime stars. But not that many people today really talk about the Hogan era too much, whenever they compare, its always Austin did this, and Rock did that. No doubt Austin and Rock will be talked about for another 20 years, but they wont be talked about as much as they are right now. Because kids who watch the show right now, will take over these forums tomorrow and they werent exposed to Austin/Rock, but rather Cena/Orton. They will say Austin did that, but maybe more Cena did this. Maybe in the slight 0.000001% chance WWE finally does stop micromanaging talent, in 20 years time, we might be hearing about Ambrose or Reigns as well.
WWE will not be around in 20 years. It will be acquired by Disney within the next six years, who will plan on using it but grow cold feet due to building concussion claims. They in turn will sell it to a Chinese company that will fold it into a MMA promotion. In gen years WWE will live on only on YouTube and other services streaming historical archives.
 

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WWE will not be around in 20 years. It will be acquired by Disney within the next six years, who will plan on using it but grow cold feet due to building concussion claims. They in turn will sell it to a Chinese company that will fold it into a MMA promotion. In gen years WWE will live on only on YouTube and other services streaming historical archives.
That is also a possibiltiy. WWE might not even be here 30 years from now. McMahon is dead, HHH and Stephanie will have to live off their father.
 

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Exactly, in another 15 years from now, when Ambrose, Rollins, Reigns, Owens and Styles are retired and you all really old. You will young people of today come on this board and talk about how wrestling was so cool in the 2010's
It'll most likely be remembered in the same way the new generation is. A dead period with some great in ring workers in it.
 

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It's not just the wrestlers of that era but society as a whole is just completely different. All the stars were aligned at the time to make it the hottest era in wrestling ever. If Vince was 70 in 97 and the world is as Pc as it is now then there would be no attitude era. Austin wouldn't have happened and Rocky Maivia would be getting the Roman Reigns treatment.
Pretty much spot on. Wrestling by its very nature is supposed to be violent. In the 1990s, before all the PC crap, the hyper feminism, the ultra sensitivity, and the internet turning everything into a story for controversy, wrestling was free to be what it needed to be, violent, bloody, sexualized, cussing, and gritty. Wrestling was free to be congruent with its inherent ethos. Now, wrestling isn't free to be what it is supposed to be, and it's like pushing a square peg through a round hole. It never seems right, and it's always a bit off. We will never see wrestling as fun and good as it was in the AE again, because the sensitivity of society today won't ever let wrestling be what it' supposed to be again.
 

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No, the Attitude Era just set hardcore fans desire for mainstream approval too high.

Yeah, they were once in a lifetime stars. But not that many people today really talk about the Hogan era too much, whenever they compare, its always Austin did this, and Rock did that. No doubt Austin and Rock will be talked about for another 20 years, but they wont be talked about as much as they are right now. Because kids who watch the show right now, will take over these forums tomorrow and they werent exposed to Austin/Rock, but rather Cena/Orton. They will say Austin did that, but maybe more Cena did this. Maybe in the slight 0.000001% chance WWE finally does stop micromanaging talent, in 20 years time, we might be hearing about Ambrose or Reigns as well.
Sort of like how fans who grew up during the New Generation Era don't look at HBK and Bret as failures because thats what they grew up on.
 
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