Eras inevitably come, and eras inevitably go.
Currently, WWE has no active wrestler who wrestled in the 1980s (Shawn Michaels was the last).
Who do you think will be the last Attitude-era wrestler to remain active?
Here are the choices:
1) HHH: Age 41
The frontrunner. Though injury riddled and past his prime, HHH is married to the boss's daughter.
He may retire from wrestling full-time, but he will continue to make special appearances. I can see him wrestling into his mid-50s.
2) Undertaker: Age 46 in 2 months
Like HHH, he is injury riddled. People are saying he will retire next year, but people have been saying that since 2004 (And I've been reading forums since 2003).
Will Undertaker last as long as Ric Flair has? It's possible. His popularity is not likely to decline.
3) Edge : Age 37
He's at an age considered prime in wrestling, but has had so many injuries - Broken neck, torn Achilles, torn pectoral muscle.
Rumor is that he will retire next year.
4) Goldust : Age 41
Currently on the roster - though many people wouldn't know it.
5) Mark Henry : 39
I cannot see Henry wrestling past 45. He is not doing anything significant, and he has not done so for a long time.
Expect him to retire when his contract expires.
6) Big Show : Age 38
Possible. He may retire in the next year, or he may stay for another 10 years.
7) Christian : Age 37
WWE is hesitant to do anything significant with him. May be gone when his contract expires.
8) Chris Jericho : Age 40
Has said that he will not work for WWE in the near-future, and he seems serious about his music career.
I really believe that he will never return to WWE. We've seen the last of him in a WWE ring.
9) Kane : Age 43
Is getting older, popularity is very low, and he is not in great shape.
10) Kurt Angle: Age 41
Is in TNA, but a return is not impossible; just unlikely.
11 + 12) Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy
Same as Kurt Angle, except they are younger and more likely to return.
13) William Regal
Please mention if I left anyone out.