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Wrestling Today: Fans, Attitude Era, WWE, and TNA

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Hello my skeptical wrestling fans.

I have always said that sorry for my English language but blame the awful teachers here in Sweden.
Well this time I am going to give my opinion about a few topics that bugs me in a different way, either bad or good it doesn’t matter. I still feel that I should write this so I can get it out.

Wrestling fans

I have been a wrestling fan since 1998 and I taped and watched both WCW and WWF. If you didn’t figure this out yet I am from Sweden and I think we don’t have so many diehard fans here. So it’s very rare to talk with people here about wrestling. That’s why I always read everybody’s comments on EWN so I can get a view of how wrestling fans are and what they like or dislike. If we look at today’s fans we read a couple of hatred comments about wrestling today and we praise the wrestling from the past. But to me I think that almost half off you guys like what you are watching, well maybe everything, but most part of it. It doesn’t matter if it is WWE or TNA you still watch it every week even if it is bad or good.

And almost all of you don’t have a good solution or idea of what to improve or change even if we don’t have the power to do anything you can still give us your opinion in a good way. I have read a couple of comments that have “suck” “horrible” “awful” and etc. type of comments and to me if you want to join the “conversation” about the weeks show type a comment that actually matter to the topic. I don’t have any problems with “American wrestling fans” because some of you can actually do a mature conversation with other people and post interesting opinions.

Attitude Era

And to you “Attitude Era fans” and I am one of you guys, Attitude era wasn’t so good compared to today’s storylines/feuds. I have recently watched 2 months of both Raw is War and Smackdown from 2000 because I wanted to know what did we actually like or was it that good that we think it is. So based on the 2 months I recently watched (I know almost everything about AE : D) I actually discovered that it wasn’t so good. Well I should explain myself. Sure we had the McMahon-Helmsley faction which to me was one of the best things ever on WWE TV but apart from that and The Radicalz we didn’t have those good matches on TV, on PPV we always saw a 5star match but on television it was a rare thing.

That’s why I wanted to write about the Best WWF Raw is War matches but I didn’t get a chance by the EWN admins. But I am not going to bash us hardcore wrestling fans because if I do it I shoot myself in the foot. So if you are an AE fan and watch today’s wrestling please have this in your mind: Wrestling will always change but it is still wrestling even if we don’t see the moves we were used to watch.


I should start with that I have watched TNA since 2005 but started to watch it again in 2009 till now. And to me if we look at what TNA is doing now it’s pretty awesome. We have almost a decent or higher storyline on every match on the Bound for Glory PPV card. TNA has done a huge success in my opinion this summer. By just going live was a wonderful thing to do. But what’s sad to me is that even if we had a very nice BFG series for example TNA is still where it was before going live. We have seen really good matches every week and have seen good storylines over this summer, but still we have the ratings talk (and I should be included in that) because if more people actually saw TNA they would see a good wrestling show from the first second to the last second.

I think that TNA have shown that they actually have a chance to push WWE to a limit where WWE needs to do something. But if TNA doesn’t show their product to the whole “world” how they can go to the level WWE is at now. I hope from the bottom of my heart that TNA can go up in viewers a bit so they can expand their product even more. And maybe we get a new battle which doesn’t end in the same ending that it did in 2001.


Anyone interested in AJ? Well not me. I was at the time she was with Bryan but the whole GM thing doesn’t fit her. I was never positive about her as GM of Raw but I thought I should give it a chance because it cannot be worse than Adamle. I was right it wasn’t worse than Adamle but it wasn’t that good either. But I don’t blame AJ that much but the WRITERS! I have been writing on Excel Office about my own Wrestling brand. I included almost every WWF superstar from 2000 and put them in matches and storylines. For the first couple of months it wasn’t that hard to include them in matches and storylines but as the month went it was harder and harder to use my mind and have interesting matches (even if it was only for me I find it amusing)

But if we look at the WRITERS! We have seen no type of effort to entertain us wrestling fans. They use the same type of matches every week. We have a couple of tag matches here and a couple of Singles matches there. Sure it can be interesting if we see it say 3-6 times a month or so but have a Tag Team main event 3 times in a row is just laziness. I would example have maybe a Tornado tag or why not a triple threat steel cage match. Just a nice stipulation so the “Fans” doesn’t change the channel because it’s the PTP vs. Sin Cara and Rey in a regular tag team match or Del Rio vs. Kingston in a singles match. Put a stipulation, not every week maybe but so we can actually wait for the match and don’t regret it later after we figured it out that the match was boring or wasn’t that good.

This was maybe everything that was in my mind about wrestling. I am very known that these type of things get posted on EWN almost every time but I think this was a bit different than the others even if it’s not it was my opinion and I hope you guys can post your own or else my time I wrote this was meaningless.

Thank you EWN for this site so we wrestling fans can talk, express our feelings, be mad, be happy about wrestling in general.

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Updated 10-14-2012 at 09:12 AM by Frank



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  1. A.J. The People's Champ's Avatar
    Nice Blog. I'm also an AE fan and by my name u can figure out who I liked as a kid. I'm 29 now and been watching WWF/E since I was 11 so i watched Talent like Razor, Bret, Owen, Smokin Gunns, etc. As far as pre-attitude goes. U right about storylines not being as gd as today because I seen bad ones. Mae Young "delivers" a hand, Al Snow feud with
    Head, Big Show feud with Bossman over Show's
    Father and so on. What I think us AE fans really
    miss is the overall entertainment. Back then it was
    hard to say Raw was boring. Even mid-carders put
    on great main events and main event-type matches with the IC and European title. Good times.
  2. ewantu2's Avatar
    The reason most of the IWC say the AE is the best era is because they grew up with it in 10 years i bet the "PG" era will be called one of the greatest eras of all time and they will say the current era sucks.
  3. akbar's Avatar
    Attitude era had Stone Cold and The Rock, no superstar today can match those two...
  4. sret's Avatar
    Awful teachers in Sweden? I beg to differ. Most Swedes speak English very well. On a good day I personally speak it better than Swedish. Your English was definitely annoying to read but I would assume you're the only one to blame for that. I understand this is kind of a jackass comment but I can't help myself. No hard feelings.
  5. rhyno535's Avatar
    sret: Maybe the word awful was not the right word. Here where I live the teachers didn't teach us that good. We got a couple of homeworks here and there but we didn't focus on one thing for a period of time. The teachers kind of rushed the whole lesson.

    akbar: Well write something we didn't know, that sounded bad . But I pointed out the matches that was on Raw or Smackdown, which in my opinion wasn't that good, not all of them. The PPV matches were awesome, a 5star match every single PPV.
  6. akbar's Avatar
    Just pointing out the main reason why people enjoyed the normal shows since you're complaining they had no good matches. Those 2's having a shit tag team match or whatever was made up for, because of a killer promo they would cut whenever.
  7. Cross's Avatar
    I love how you turned your comment on WrestlingDeluxe's blog into a blog. Respect for what you said about Americans, well most of us on here are like that.

    Anyways, I completely agree with you on the AE. I did not grow up with the WWE then so in all honesty I probably will get bashed for this, but I like the PG Era more in alot of ways more then the Attitude Era. Sure there is AE areas better then PG ones but I am probably just going to make a blog about my opinion like clever you.

    Again the whole rehashed deal of singles and tag team competition is boring and lazy. Its like the writers don't want to make a great show. Every week they should do their absolute best in making their show the best they can, but they are lazy and play it a word below safe for PG viewers. I actually get tired by the time I get to the main event and could care less who wins cause they are rehashed matches. Seeing stimulations really add to the idea of watching a match. Even if it is Heath Slater vs Santino Marella in a Tables match, heck I would watch it.

    And yeah I sort of do your deal with the excel except just use my brain, but I might do that cause it is entertaining. Good read and God bless
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