Another Attitude Era Blog....
by, 11-03-2011 at 05:34 PM (3114 Views)
I have been reading this website for over a year but have never posted, but I was watching an old episode of Raw I had earlier today and felt like I needed to add to the staunch defence of the Attitude Era. I know a lot of people refer to us as Attitude Marks but quite frankly why wouldn't we be? If you grew up in that era of wrestling you understand, every week you were glued to your TV. Everyone always posts saying of suggestions on how WWE can bring back the success of that era. My answer to it? They can't.
It was a different time, things were a lot more edgy, and I'm not just talking about wrestling. Music and all other forms of Pop Culture, we simply now live in more politically correct times, hence the PG rating, and that will not change anytime soon. The stars of that era, The Rock, Stone Cold, HHH, Undertaker, Kane, Big Show, HBK, they all fed off each other. Each made the other perform to a higher standard. Apart from HBK, probably HHH, they weren't great technical wrestlers. What they were is great performers. The Rock could talk fans into the building with his promos, NO ONE on the current roster can do that, and I include CM Punk in that. I loved his MITB stuff, but he was half shooting because he was in a power position, and to be fair it would be pretty boring if he came out every week shooting on the same things.
The episode of Raw I watched earlier was when Austin was CEO and there were skits from him being at HQ. All amusing. But the mid card matches of Shamrock v Jeff Jarrett, Road Dogg v Billy Gunn, X Pac v Big Show, Edge and Christian v The Hardy Boyz felt more exciting and had more crowd excitement than the current main events. I know I have been rambling on a bit of nostalgia, but hey, it was a great time to be a wrestling fan. My point is there is no point comparing todays product to then, because it will never happen. There are talented guys like Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan and my personal favourite Dolph Ziggler who are doing well at building their characters and will hopefully take the torch sooner rather than later, but the IWC, myself included, have to accept those good ol days just aren't coming back.