Originally Posted by Scottland
They were trying that hard back then. When the Rock and Stonecold proved popular, they pushed them to main event status and made everyone else follow to get that demographic. Which is why we got storylines about adultery, gunplay, and transgenders during the Attitude Era. To grab those demographics who were interested in what everyone was interested in the 90s.
As for the reaction Hogan got from Wrestlemania against Rock? It's Toronto! They boo & cheer everything opposite there. You do know Toronto's nickname is bizarro-land. If it was anywhere else The Rock would have been the clear favorite.
It's like they cheer people they like over people WWE push them to cheer.
Also, blaming the Attitude Era for today's Bubblegum Era is inaccurate. The Attitude Era was a freak thing. The Attitude Era has nothing to do with the problems of today's WWE. Today's WWE era just doesn't have the talent of what the Attitude Era had to carry the product like it used to. WWE is desperate today as they need all the help they can get to get the ratings they used to have back in the day of the Attitude Era.
As I mentioned, the diminishing of titles, the main focus on the storylines over the wrestling, the fact they screwed the last generation of fans to get the newest. You didn't counter any of these.