Originally Posted by Mr. McMahon
You do realise it's the unpopular opinion thread, right? Hating on the Attitude era has always been an unpopular opinion, probably always will be.
yes the attitude era has shit matches, but seriously you should know better as WWF is about entertainment and not wrestling, go watch ROH if you want wrestling. WWF will never be famous for its wrestling, but always for its entertainment, something attitude era and post attitude era provided[...]
This is true. Quite a large number of attitude era supporters will try to convince everyone that the wrestling back then was much better, but it really wasn't. A bit of claret and more "extreme" bumps made cage matches a lot more exciting, but that's about it really.
heck even the new generation era was entertaining, this PG crap is complete bullshit. I wouldn't mind if WWE went back to post-attitude, atleast they were still entertaining.
quit bashing attitude era, it was the best thing ever, EVER! Hogan did make WWF lots of money in the 80s, but attitude era made even more with DX, Rock, Austin etc... and why? cause people loved it, cause it was entertaining.
Sounds like classic nostalgia filter to me, mate. Have you tried watching any attitude era stuff lately? I have, and I really wish I hadn't.... there were literally tons of terrible gimmicks and wrestlers and storylines I had forgotten about. Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara WERE employed by WWE for most of this era, remember.
And while DX, Rock, Austin etc are among the most fondly remembered characters ever in wrestling, I think it had more to do with these guys' naturally charisma a lot more than TV-14 and innuendo. A lot of the popular guys from the era were well loved before the attitude era. (and after, for the ones who still wrestle(d)... even into PG!)
I will say it again, wrestling is a violent 'sport', it should not be PG. Kids was WWF in attitude era, Vince knows this. He doesn't need to make the show PG to get kids, there were shitload of kids watching attitude era... just look at the merchandise sales, all the action figures, video games, shirts. I remember every other kid in my school wore an Austin 3:16 shirt, who say's kids weren't watching attitude era?
WWE going PG is not gonna help kids, they will still pick up violence/swearing etc from movies, music, games etc...
And there aren't a shitload of kids watching PG era? PG era doesn't have good merchandise sales, action figues, games, shirts? Kids nowadays don't like John Cena, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio etc?
As much as I find Vince's reasons for PG terribly condescending, ("kids and women make up x% of our audience") I don't really see what this has to do with anything. How is going back to the attitude era a good business
move in any way, shape or form?