jfg wrote:I have to admit I was drawn into the NWO thing for awhile even though Scott Hall was a poor choice to be their main guy. I just thought he was a loser rather than a mean SOB... and I never liked Ric Flair even though he is a MN boy. He kind of ruined it all along with Vince McMahon trying to get his mug in on everything. But, I never even got into the 80's WWF golden age so they did something right for awhile. To tell you the truth, and it pains me to say it, but when they started bringing the sex sells attitude into the equation, wrestling went downhill in a big way and they've never recovered. I guess I can't make a judgment since I haven't really watched since '98-'99 and was never really into it to begin with but it just looks dumbed down. Is that possible? It just seems like they used to have better and more compelling storylines.
One of my friends is an absurd Scott Hall mark. Goodness, who knew they existed.
Well, the Attitude Era was a runaway freight train when everything really snowballed to turn the Monday Night Wars in WWF/E's favor. I think the problem after WWE bought WCW in '01, there was a time where they thought they could keep recreating that, but the formula of DX/Austin/Rock that prevailed in the late 90's just can't be applied to the rest of their roster, kind of like how the crop of Hogan/Warrior/Andre/Mach were one of a kind.
Personally, I miss ECW. After all, it was because of ECW that inspired Vince McMahon to turn WWE into a more adult-oriented product, but there's Ring of Honor to offset that absence.