Somehow, loads of us on this forum (and other forums)used to write that how much they miss the Attitude Era, and how much bad wrestling is today, specially the PG Era. I have been watching wrestling from a long time and I am confused about 'what people refer to' when they talk about the Attitude Era. If I am not wrong, then there were two Era's Attitude and something else, which had names. Or maybe it was just the Attitude Era in all from Dx time till Rock's Era.
I have always liked wrestling (till now), and sure there are some wrestlers I like, some I dont, Some episodes I like, some I dont. But I never used to read people's comments on Internet. Now, since I have started going through these comments, I m surprised by the Hate mails from people. But then what surprised me more is people bashing each other, and the reason i am initiating this thread is after watching hate thread's for Rock, after going through thousand's of posts about Attitude Era.
Assuming if WWE/WWF was not pg at that time, most of the people who loved Rock and Stone Cold are in their 20s, or about to be 20 (atleast). I am also assuming that you are the primary lot of people who love Rock and Stone Cold. I could be wrong here, but just an assumption. So I wanted to ask you guys what do you remember about the Attitude Era or WWE since you started watching it and what you mainly MISS. 1. Is the Era when Dx was there and WCW was attracting more people to Arena's. 2. Or is it the Era after Shawn Michaels, and so called the Era of Stone Cold, when accept stone cold there was no one else worth watching on the show. 3. Is it the Era when HHH, Curt Angle, Jericho, Rock, Ken shamrock were all getting popular, I think till then WCW was a big deal, 4. or is it the time Rock started getting popular (When starting Smackdown seemed like a desperation move to compete WCW)5. or is it the time when HHH and Stephanie was running the show, 6. Or is it the time after that When Rock and Stone became Superstar, and when WCW dissolved and we saw huge number of stars flooding to WWE.
I somehow feel people refer to attitude ERA as the one when WCW dissolved, cause before that there were shows when there were only 15 min worth of good show. Or sometimes says 30 min, when the focus was on one feud for 30 min, cause they didnt have enough stars to show.
i think More than Rock and Steve Austin, HHH was in this ERA, and I dont know why people forget him. HHH (He had his time offs due to injuries)always stayed as one of the main wrestlers from DX days till last year. But Why aint anyone refers to him as a part of Attitude Era. Well Undertaker is undertaker (I have never seen him in the primary storyline), he has always been like this since ages but people still dosent find him boring. I think people really dont expect much from him.
And what about the Era of Evolution. It was for a year or so, maybe, till the official John Cena Era started. What do u think about that time. i really used to enjoy that time too.
I never have been a big Fan of John Cena, cause he is like Undertaker, always too strong, and doing the same thing for years. And frankly I got sick of wrestling when focus was only in him for a long time.
I think, now we are seeing more effort from WWE, after the end of evolution to build stars, and specially Orton emerging as a top face (he always deserved this fan following), after being entertaining for years.
My another question to all of u (in teens, kids and 20s and above), why do u hate people like HHH and ORton, to some extent Shawn, who have been great if he didnt leave WWE in his prime, who have always been backbone of WWE. Not taking anything away from John Cena, Rock and Austin, the later two are my favorites too. And who are the people who hate Rock and Austin? Are they the new generation, cause its fair that they dont like them.
Sorry if i asked too many questions in one post, but my whole motive is to understand, who hates who and WHY, and what people mean by attitude Era.