By 1998 Stone Cold had reached the pinnacle of the WWF but there were no main event heels to challenge him for his belt. The Undertaker battled him as a face throughout the summer and he would also combat Mankind and Kane, neither of whom were seen as top level heels yet.
There was a secret race going on though. It involved factions, the Intercontinental Title and the Royal Rumble.
November 9th 1997. The day the Attitude Era began.
The day the Attitude Era began will always be debated. Some will say King of the Ring â€™96 when Austin delivered the â€˜Austin 3:16â€™ line, others will say WrestleMania 13 when Bret Hart and Stone Cold finally collided but I point to Survivor Series â€™97 as the key date. Austin is in no doubt the prominent wrestler
Unfortunately for modern wrestling in the WWE, every match, angle and â€˜superstarâ€™ are compared to those of the Attitude Era. Thereâ€™s no doubt that the era was the most thrilling in wrestling history and it really rejuvenated the whole industry but I think some people are confused about what made the time so special.
At the moment some people complain about PG wrestling
With the Undertaker vs. Triple H WrestleMania build-up focused around the ability to perform at their ages, now is probably a good time to look at who can stand in to take their place.
Firstly it should be noted that both Undertaker and Triple H can still perform to the highest level. Some people seem to think that Undertaker is â€˜past-itâ€™ but heâ€™s far from it. His
Updated 04-03-2011 at 07:44 PM by Frank
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