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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Death of the Attitude Era, but what's next?
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#1 Posted on 24.2.02 1757.48
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It seems quite a common viewpoint that this is the waning moments of the WWF "Attitude" era. Well, anyone think they know what's next? Territories gave way to Rock&Wrestling which gave way to Attitude which gives way, now to....????
Just looking for opines.
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#2 Posted on 24.2.02 1844.24
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I they can go back to WRESTLING instead of SPORTS ENTERTAINEMENT, I'll be a happy fan
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#3 Posted on 24.2.02 1951.16
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We are in the Desire Era has my friend put it. More focus on the stars and their battles than either the overall show.

A Fan- How long this lasts too, is questionable as well.
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#4 Posted on 24.2.02 2005.38
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I'd also like to see the next "age" be one of more wrestling, but sports entertainment is gonna be around for a little while longer. New viewers who've only been exposed to modern sports entertainment will expect the backstage skits and extracirricular activities associated with modern wrestling as opposed to most of us on this board who've probably been fans more than 5,6,7,8 years or those of us who actually remember when wrestling was about wrestling.

So I see the next age of wrestling/WWF will be more sports entertainment oriented, moreso than in recent years. And with the WWF being the only true force on the wrestling scene, they're the ones who are going to dicate the wrestling trend and pander to the new viewers. I'm not saying a WWF alternative would be any better in regards to more wrestling vs. sports entertainment, but an alternative focusing on innovative in-ring action, or at the least less soap opera elements, could influence the WWF in altering its product, thus changing the trend (maybe).

But I don't see any alternative right now with that much clout or vision. I guess with anything pro wrestling we just have to wait and see.
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#5 Posted on 24.2.02 2014.40
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Exactly what new age are you referring to? The one with the Godfather, Val Venis, Austin vs. Vince and the N.W.O.? That new era?
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#6 Posted on 24.2.02 2025.22
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The way I feel lately, it's starting to give way to me expanding my videotape collection of vintage NWA matches, and maybe occasionally watching RAW to see if they do anything with the midcard.

I don't think a wrestling-oriented emphasis will be back anytime soon, if ever.
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#7 Posted on 24.2.02 2158.52
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Don't forget ESPN Classics who show about 3 hours per week of old AWA matches!
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#8 Posted on 24.2.02 2210.26
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    Originally posted by A Fan
    We are in the Desire Era has my friend put it. More focus on the stars and their battles than either the overall show.


I thought maybe it meant that us fans desired a better show.

Since they were mining old U2 songs for awhile there, and missed the obvious "Desire", maybe they could go with "I still haven't found what I'm looking for".

Later, Rudy

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#9 Posted on 24.2.02 2257.25
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WWF is still clearly trying to hold onto the Attitude/SportZ Entertainment era. I think when they switch to a new one we will see it. We would always see when a WCW era changed. For example from around 88-91 it was NWA/WCW. From 91-96 it was WCW. From 96-99 it was WCW/NWO(yes the logos clearly had WCW/NWO). Than from 99-01 it was WCW again except with the pointy new logo, and pretty much the end of it all. You can probably even divide eras of WCW even more specifically, but I think I got it right.

I think the Attitude era is best represented by the McMahon family's presence and presentation on WWF tv, the racier content, longer interviews, shorter matches, crash tv, etc. And if for whatever reason, the WWF split does happen(I still think it probably won't), then I think the Attitude Era will be officially over. Or it will be in one half.
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#10 Posted on 24.2.02 2259.39
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This is probably the downfall era. I don't have a clever name for it. I'm guessing the wrestling fad will probably burn out within the next two years, much like it did in the early 90's, when we were treated to the gimmicky "genius" of Vince McMahon.

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#11 Posted on 24.2.02 2316.55
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They could get U2's latest hit and call it the "Stuck In A Moment That You Can't Get Out Of" era. :)
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#12 Posted on 25.2.02 1041.37
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Originally posted by Rudy
I thought maybe it meant that us fans desired a better show. Since they were mining old U2 songs for awhile there, and missed the obvious "Desire", maybe they could go with "I still haven't found what I'm looking for".


Yeah, if you've watched lately, it's more like "stuck in a moment that you can't get out of".
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#13 Posted on 26.2.02 0104.25
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Maybe it's just me, but it looked like that Austin/Hennig match tonight was squarely marketed at the "gimme wrestling" fans like the ones complaining in this thread. (Not saying that the complaining is bad.) Sure, you couldn't get out of Raw without some Spawts Entatainment, but it made for a little better balance to end the show, having just seen a match (with a CLEAN finish) based around an angle that involved a WRESTLING issue ("You eliminated me from the Royal Rumble! You interrupted my match! I just remembered these month-old loose-ties storylines!") as opposed to the stuff that followed it.
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#14 Posted on 27.2.02 2024.58
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    Originally posted by WTF13
    The way I feel lately, it's starting to give way to me expanding my videotape collection of vintage NWA matches.


Exactly what I've been doing.
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#15 Posted on 28.2.02 1001.28
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This whole Sports Entertainment thing sucks. I mean, I tried to watch Raw with my parents, both who were wrestling fans around the time Tito Santana was around. We sat there for about 25 mintues waiting for a match. My mom asked, "I thought this was a WRESTLING show?"
We get a little wrestling, but when there are 3-4 matches in a 2 hour show...you know that there is a problem. Maybe they are trying to tell us the only way to get a wrestling show is the buy a PPV.
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