WWE: Then vs. Now

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There was a time when the WWE was known as the World Wrestling Federation, a time when middle fingers were given on a weekly basis and literally no fucks were given about it, a time where wrestlers bled until their faces were unrecognizable, even to some of their most die hard, tried and true fans. Unfortunately, that was the past and as many wrestling fans know, those days are long gone and while at one point I felt the attitude era was pure perfection, recently, I thought of something that changed my perspective on that.


It all started one day when I was bored out of mind and had nothing better to do but watch some old but gold classic wrestling Pay Per Views. Keep in mind that It was a rainy day and my internet connection sucks when it pours, and that meant no WWE Network. Luckily my TV still worked just fine, so I brought out the old VCR and some old early 2000 attitude era videos and had a blast. On a side note, If you’re wondering why I didn’t just go the DVD player route, it’s because I didn’t have any DVDs from that specific era and if you’re someone who does, I’d just like to say congratulations and where do you go to shop?


Anyway, as I was watching and telling myself the usual blah, blah, blah about how they don’t make it like they use to and It will never be like this again, I started thinking about something really bizarre. Old people. Why, you ask? Well I didn’t know at first, but after a while, I started to get a pretty good idea as to why and the answer I came up with was because that’s pretty much what I sounded like. I mean think about, when you were little kids, what was one of the main things you always heard from people older than you? If you were me, you heard how things weren’t like how they use to be and how things were better when they were kids. Funny thing is, when they were kids, It wasn’t the late nineties and early 2000s.

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So if that’s the case, who’s era is the best? If I talk to some who grew up in the 90s, most of the time, they’ll think their era was best, if it’s someone from the 70s, their opinion is that their era was best. Honestly, I’m not sure myself anymore. I almost want to bet that the same kids who wear John Cena’s merchandise and chant “let’s go Cena” while most of the grown men chant “Cena sucks” will probably be at the same stage most of the attitude and ruthless aggression fans are right now. Which means they’ll look back on years like 2017 and say, “You know, back in my time, things were so much better”. You know, the usual blah, blah, blah.

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