Originally Posted by DK Wrestling Savior
Maybe because people actually like the product and these so-called "boring" characters? You say that the WWE product is bad but they are still doing pretty good business and they are still alive and kicking. I get that the product today may not fit your interest anymore but the product is far from being bad business-wise since people are still buying WWE's PPVs, watching their shows, buying their merchandise, etc.
What today's wrestling fans don't get, is that the Attitude Era was created to combat the other Big Time wrestling promotion that was around. WCW. You guys all claim to know everything about wrestling (because you read wikipedia), but you really don't. Attitude Era guys were true characters who had amazing skill and mic work that had you saying, WOW. Punk and DB are low low VERY VERY low...minor leaguers who would have been Sunday Night Heat dark match bound at best. In 1997, if Punk came out and gave one of his snorefest "best in the world" promos in 1997, everyone would switch to Nitro to see what's going on there.
And what you seem to forget is that the business back in the Attitude Era gave guys like Stone Cold and The Rock a chance to be themselves with the volume turned up. You keep saying that the Attitude Era guys were true stars who had amazing mic skills but if it weren't for them getting the leverage of cutting their own promos and not following a guideline in the Attitude Era, guys like The Rock and Stone Cold would have been stuck with the Rocky Maivia and The Ringmaster gimmick wrestling on WWF Superstars. That's why I'm not understanding why you keeping acting as if the wrestlers today have the same leverage than those that worked in the Attitude Era.
I don't need Wikipedia to talk about something I already grew up watching as a kid.
Top heel being your opinion.
He was the top heel at the time. He was the center of a major angle, working with the likes of John Cena, got a ton of heel heat, lead the Nexus, and got a WWE title shot against Randy Orton due to playing a great role as a heel.
And Nexus was 2011, not 2012.
I know that. I made a mistake.
He has bland mic skills, as do all the wrestlers of today, who just talk, instead of cutting decent promos.
He is coherent and confident when cutting his promos. Don't see how that's a bad thing.
Ring skills he has...but he's only been around 2 years, and in a country club-like wrestling setting that WWE has become. I highly unlikely that he would last.
Hes a good worker regardless. He would last.
Take that statement of "Rome wasn't built in a day" and apply it to the fact that he's barely been around the block, yet you have him as an instant success in the Attitude Era.
Given the fact that he lead a major faction called the Nexus which made him more known with the casual audience and was the top heel back in 2010 given the reasons I mentioned already, he would do fine in the Attitude Era. Then again, it IS my opinion.
I only said that Rome wasn't built in a day because you keep saying that he hasn't reached success yet in the WWE but you don't realize that he came back from an injury under a new gimmick. Also, point to where I said anything about him being an "instant" success in the Attitude Era because I don't remember saying that at all.
The thread doesn't say, who from the Attitude Era would thrive today. It says who, from today, would thrive in the Attitude Era. Completely different scenario.
Again, you're missing my point. You keep saying that if CM Punk or Daniel Bryan were in the Attitude Era, that they would been placed in dark matches on Sunday Night Heat but lets turn the tables for a bit and use The Rock and Stone Cold as an example of them being able to thrive in today's product. In today's product, there would be no Rock or Stone Cold because those characters wouldn't fly in today's WWE product where wrestlers can't cross a certain line. The Rock and Stone Cold cut promos that wouldn't work in today's product such as The Rock talking about pootang pie and Stone Cold drinking beer and flipping people off.
So, you know everything inside and out about the wrestling business. "No Scripts"? Are you freakin serious? Everything on tv, has a script, so I'll chalk this up as your feeble attempt at humor.
Stone Cold and Rock have stated numerous times that they did their own promos without a script. Even Shawn Michaels did his own promos because he didn't want anybody writing promos for him. These guys basically did what they wanted to do with their characters with Vince Russo pitching them ideas here and there.