I'm not thinking about his brawling or amatuer style head takedowns or other stuff. I'm mostly thinking about his dropkick and vertical suplex.
Well in his defence, he rarely busted out the dropkick, and even more rarely in his later years when he got by on the other stuff that made him awesome.
His vertical suplex may have come off as a little sloppy due to the face he spent most of his career fighting guys who outweighed him by at least 50 pounds? Watch him take on guys his own size. You'd be hard pressed to find a nicer one.
Definitely. I'd say Ted Turner had far more to do with the WWE's struggles during that time than any other cause. Bret was a good champ, in my opinion, and he's still got legions of loyal fans on both sides of the border.