The 90's. Everything about WWE was at its peak, from the people to the theme songs and story lines. Steve Austin, Rock, Razor Ramon, Nash, Jake the Snake, Sable, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Mankind, Bret Hart, all the best people.
Apr: Ken Patera Story airs, Brutus Beefcake vignettes air on his becoming a barber
May: A returning Ken Patera attacks Bobby Heenan in debate, Islanders turn heel, OMG debuts
Jun: Honkytonk Man wins IC title from Steamboat, Can-Ams feud with Islanders, Hogan vs Race
Jul: Million Dollar Man vignettes air, Can-Ams split, Mr T joins as referee
Aug: Battle for Bam-Bam story, Honkytonk Man declares he's the greatest ever, Strike Force forms
Sep: Savage challenges Honkytonk Man, Billy Graham forced into retirement, Muraco face turn, Ted Dibiase and Bam Bam Bigelow debut
Oct: MegaPowers form, Strike Force beats Harts for tag-titles, Ultimate Warrior debuts
Nov: Survivor Series with Andre's return, Demolition vs Patera/Haynes
Dec: Ted Dibiase tries to buy the world title from Hulk Hogan
Month by month, major storylines (many legendary) and filled with the debuts of Hall of Famers such as Ted Dibiase, Ultimate Warrior, and Jim Duggan. A young RVD even has a cameo! Consistently the most entertaining year from beginning to end.
I agree with 2000, once the mid card got the radicals and Kurt Angle, Jericho turning it up it really complimented the top card with Rock who was on fire.
But I do have a soft spot for 1992. The combo of Flair, Perfect and Heenan in the WWF - wins rumble, has a classic with Savage at WM, wins title again, puts over Bret, finishes with the awesome Perfect face turn angle. Loved it.
It's often been said that WCW had a proverbial glass ceiling and certain stars who should have been pushed to the moon never had a chance. Many people say its due to them not creating enough new stars that contributed to their downfall.
Here's a list of total viewers lost or gained during the...
Here's a hypothetical question - imagine Austin and Rock (or at least Austin, since he initially created the boom that the AE was built off of) never existed and that HBK's back issues and drug problems were non-existent as well, and that they kept pushing him as the top babyface. Now imagine...
There has been quite a few wrestlers known to be a mark for themselves often overrating their then current position and their overall legacy.
Which of the wrestlers who were at their peak before 1990 were such marks for themselves that they screwed up their career and legacy themselves?
What are your thoughts on Austin (after he broke his neck) and The Rock as in ring workers?
I think both of them are underappreciated by many for their in ring work because they were brawlers, and many feel that technical wrestlers and high flyers are the only good workers (for the most part)...
Throughout the years of having the WWE Network i have been going through the Attitude Era RAWs, Smackdowns and PPVs and i right now i am in the middle of 2000 (which is my nostalgia period of wrestling).
Something that i have picked up on in this time is that despite the product being put under...