No. The difference during the AE was Rock and Austin were beating the hell out of wrestlers X, Y and Z from the previous era in ratings and relevance, who were still active in the other promotion. Back then, people genuinely thought of guys like Hogan and Savage as inferior to Rock and Austin.The ones who were to unimportant to get noticed and I am serious, anyone who debuted after 2001 and had any sort of prominent TV role has gotten bashed by people on these forums.
But this is really nothing new. Even in the almighty AE the "new stars" then gotten criticised just as much and people then said they would never be as good as Wreslter X from the previous era.
Nowadays, unless you were born in the mid 90's, wrestling fans still long for the days when Rock and Austin were entertaining them every week. No wrestling fan ever had the need to feel nostalgic during the Monday Night Wars compared to those who watch the current product.