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Shawn has mentioned before that the woman who usually makes his gear wasn't around so he had to cobble something together. That haircut though...yeesh...
 

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Seems like he could just wore his old gear, it’s not like he changed his size.
 

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I always always always am shocked at the restraint to not make him a stereotypical Asian delivery guy who slipped it in his customers.
 

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I'm not sure I'd call that Attitude Era.

But that wasn't a bad decision in the moment. Hogan was hot.
 
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Even seeing this on RAW at the time I was surprised/impressed Taker just no sells the whole thing, I would love a moment by moment write out of what was going through Taker's head as he watches Vader set himself up to be arrested by Middle Eastern overlords.

I remember on Raw when Lawler announced what happened with Vader, he showed a Vader action figure with a jail set piece included. Was that really how stores were selling Vader action figures?

I don't blame Vader for getting upset but he went about it the wrong way. He should have just verbally put the guy in his place and moved on. The way Taker handled himself through the whole interview is one of the reasons why he's so highly regarded in the company.
 

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I remember on Raw when Lawler announced what happened with Vader, he showed a Vader action figure with a jail set piece included. Was that really how stores were selling Vader action figures?

I don't blame Vader for getting upset but he went about it the wrong way. He should have just verbally put the guy in his place and moved on. The way Taker handled himself through the whole interview is one of the reasons why he's so highly regarded in the company.
Somebody on Twitter this week actually mentioned that Taker had told Leon before hand to let him handle any questions about things being fake, but Vader obv didn't heed the word.

IIRC Lawler shows a Vader figure with magic marker prison bars on the package.
 

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I just can't put anything post-WCW in the category at this stage. Like the time between the Monday Night War ending to the WWE changeover/brand split is a weird gap between eras. I'm gonna blame the lack of Eddie Guerrero during that time.
 

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I feel like there's a bridge era between WrestleMania X-7 and WrestleMania 21 (when Batista and Cena were cemented as the new top guys and Attitude Era was officially nostalgia). Then WrestleMania 21 until TV PG era is true blue Ruthless Aggression era.
 

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So is it canon that the Ruthless Aggression era is from Cena onward? I get it totally if so. But if that's the case it had to end with Benoit, just because that created the PG Era full stop. Does the current era have a catchy name yet?
 

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People always Mandela Effect the TV PG Era starting with the Benoit murder-suicide but it actually started about a year or so later in Summer of 2008 when USA Network got pissed over how many super bloody matches WWE was having *and* Linda McMahon was starting to explore a US Senate run.

I feel like Punk/Bryan/Shield being top guys (2012 to 2015 or so) is its own era different from 2016 on.
 

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Somebody on Twitter this week actually mentioned that Taker had told Leon before hand to let him handle any questions about things being fake, but Vader obv didn't heed the word.

IIRC Lawler shows a Vader figure with magic marker prison bars on the package.


It was magic marker!
 
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