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Henry probably would have reached the top sooner if he wasn't so injury prone. It felt like every time they were building him up or about to pull the trigger on him prior to 2011, he got hurt.

With JBL, they needed to give him a personality that people really connected with. Who is going to cheer a badass Texan when they already have Austin? Him becoming a Corporate shill dipshit is what resonated with people especially in that time.
 

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My vague idea is just some TV feud with the NWA and DX, basically a super condensed and role reversed SEX storyline. Give my man Severn something to do like making a pretzel out of X-Pac.

I really dug Bradshaw in those days just because he was a big guy who hit people really hard. Hindsight as it is, and this is a hot take, but JBL in 1998 would've ruled as a Corporation guy.
 

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The Invasion had phenomenal shows despite booking. Whatever the product is now is people literally forgetting the next day what happened.

Maybe if he had an egg like that he'd get back into making videos.
 

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Ya know there were blip in '02 and even '03 where it felt like WWFE was as strong as ever but in retrospect, it was kind of like how WrestleMania VI and VIII were for the golden era. Brief glimmers of hope during a sharp decline.

One of the reasons I like Team Austin Vs Team Bischoff at Survivor Series '03 so much is it really does seem like the series finale for the Attitude Era.
 
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Angle/Lesnar is really good but HHH in his Capri pants beating Goldberg made for a flat ending. However, the last time I watched the show was pre-Network on a DVD rip I got from XWT. On this file the Elimination Chamber main event was followed by the video for St. Anger! Made for a much better conclusion imo.
 

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I prefer the Attitude-fied Summerslam '98 to '02. The latter had better matches but the atmosphere of of the former along with the ladder match do it for me.
 

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Hell in a Cell against The Big Show!
 

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Do the InVasion era guys count as Attitude Era dudes? I know Ruthless Aggression didn’t technically start until 2002 but it feels weird pegging the WCW expats as Attitude Era guys.
 

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Do the InVasion era guys count as Attitude Era dudes? I know Ruthless Aggression didn’t technically start until 2002 but it feels weird pegging the WCW expats as Attitude Era guys.
The general term "Attitude era" often encompasses WCW stars during the post-nWo days. It's just a kind of catch-all term for those 1997-2002 years of peak viewership.
 
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