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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:23 PM

1999 to 2002 was the best in my opinion.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

Ruthless Aggression era (But Id count it from 2002-2008). Especially 2002 and 2003. Smackdown was on fire that year. And Im one of the few people who loved HHH's long World title reign and Bischoff in charge of RAW.

Then later on there were so many other cool moments. The reformation of ECW, the Edge/Lita/Matt Hardy feud, Benoit & Guerreros title wins, JBLs title reign, the return of Deadman Undertaker and Shawn Michaels, Goldberg debuting in WWE, Evolution, nWo... The whole era was cool, but 2002/2003 were extra special.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:51 PM

PG is the TV rating, not the name of the Era. You could go with Entertaiment Era or Reality Era or something like that...
I mean... we don't call the AE the Swearing Era, do we?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:39 AM

Loved the Monday Night Wars era, both WWF with the Attitude era and WCW with the nWo storyline were great in the late 90's.

But my favorite period was roughly 1988-1992. Hogan, Warrior, Savage, DiBiase, Andre, Rude, Perfect, Demolition, Legion of Doom, etc.. those were the days!!

/\ I'm flabbergasted. One reason is that a lot of folk on here are a lot younger than me and said folk remember 'Ruthless Aggression' as their golden era. I'm not slagging off people's opinions, I respect them, but for me 'Ruthless Aggression' was dull and disjointed.

I agree. I thought it was lame, and it's when wrestling got boring after it was exciting must see tv during the Monday Night Wars. But I'd still watch that era over current WWE..

Since everyone in the "Austin Toned Down" thread (WWE 13' section) are arguing about what era was better (Attitude Era or PG Era), I decided to make a thread for people to discuss what their favorite WWF/WWE Era really was. Please keep it flame free. Respect each others opinions so this doesn't have to get closed.

Below, I've listed the era's and their highlights as best as I could. Begin.

Golden Era (1980-1990)

  • Founding of Titan Sports
  • Inaugural WrestleMania
  • Hogan, Andre The Giant and Randy Savage
  • Wrestlemania VI ("end of an era")
New Generation Era (1990-1996)
  • Wrestlemania IX
  • The debut of Monday Night RAW
  • Bischoff declares war on WWF
  • Debut of Nitro
  • N.W.O Debut
  • Rating Struggles
Attitude Era (1996-2002)
  • Montreal Screwjob
  • The Rock debuts
  • DX is formed
  • McMahon vs Austin
  • Mankind wins WWF Championship
  • Smackdown! debuts
  • WWF Purchases WCW
  • Shane McMahon announced owner of WCW
  • Invasion Storyline
Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2008)
  • WWF split's into 2 brands
  • Lottery Draft
  • The Rock leaves to become an actor.
  • Triple H becomes face of the company.
  • Evolution is formed.
  • Eric Bischoff becomes GM of RAW
  • Newer stars take over (Cena, Batista, Orton, Mysterio, RVD, Edge, Guerrero)
  • Cena becomes face of WWE
  • Cena vs Orton feud begins
PG Era (2008-Present)
  • WWE Shifts to friendlier content.
  • Becomes "TV PG"
  • Cena and Orton dominate WWE Programming.
  • RVD, Jeff Hardy, Ric Flair, Hogan and more go to TNA.
  • Bret Hart returns
  • TNA tries "Monday Night Wars"
  • HBK Retires
  • The Rock returns and hosts Wrestleamania XXVII
  • The Rock costs Cena the main event.
  • Rock vs Cena at Wrestlemania XXVIII was announced.
  • Punk shoots on WWE.
  • Punk becomes one of the faces of WWE.
  • Edge forced to retire.
  • People Power Storyline takes place.
  • End of an Era Match (Taker vs HHH III)
  • Rock defeats Cena at Wrestlemania.
  • Cena defeats John Lauranitis and ends the "People Power" storyline.
  • RAW 1000th episode declares new RAW GM.
  • Smackdown! gets a new GM.

By the way, the Golden era was not 1980-1990. Hogan was in the AWA in the early 80's. It was roughly 1985-1992. Yeah, Hogan lost the belt in 1990, but it wasn't an "end of an era" he was still in main events for the rest of 1990, and won the belt back in 1991.

The New generation era didn't really start until 1993, when Hogan left for good (until WCW closed), they ended Saturday Night's Main Event, started Monday Night Raw, and started pushing Bret Hart as their top guy.

I'd say it was roughly:

1985-92: Golden era
1993-97: New Generation era
1998-02: Attitude era

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:05 AM

Golden era for me....

Part of it was because was wrestling was "pure" for me back then, but i think the actual wrestling was superior.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:23 AM

The Attitude Era! Followed by, The PG era! There have been some awesome moments in the PG era in my opinion

-The CM Punk, Jeff Hardy Fued
-The Nexus invades RAW
-CM Punks shoot on WWE
Those are some of my favorite moments!
Then it'd be the Ruthless Aggression Era! :)

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:34 AM

Austin/Bret feud to WM 17.

So basically the Attitude Era.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:43 AM

I'd probably say the Ruthless Aggression era.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:43 AM

Attitude era. Ruthless Aggression is soooooo close to being first but there were just too many things that killed it. LOOOVED some things like Evolution in it, but after Evolution died, I stopped watching wrestling for a long while because it got bad in my eyes

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:43 AM

PG is the TV rating, not the name of the Era. You could go with Entertaiment Era or Reality Era or something like that...
I mean... we don't call the AE the Swearing Era, do we?

Now we're in the "Tout Era" :hqhq:
But seriously it feels like a Social Media Era aka Reality Era.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:42 AM

The Attitude era although the Ruthless Aggression era is close behind it.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:13 AM

Golden era had more well known better wrestlers than the attitude era.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

Ruthless Aggression easily

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:23 PM

Ruthless Aggression. loved that Era

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:40 PM

Ruthless Agression era, none coming close.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

For me Attitude, albeit 2002 - 2004 had some moments. I've not really watched any WWE consistently since 07 onwards though but it doesn't sound like I'm missing out on much.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:19 PM

Ruthless aggression it may be because I was younger back then and I remember it being better than it was but Smackdown was awesome from 2002 to 2004 with guys like Angle, Lesnar, Eddie, Edge and Rey having fantastic matches, Undertaker was fantantic back then and JBL's epic WWE Title reign. There was great stuff on RAW as well in particular Randy Orton's rise to stardom.