Think of tonight’s post as a prologue of sorts. Be warned.
The last Golden Age, known by most as the “Attitude Era” ended in approximately early 2002 after the failed Invasion angle and purchase of WCW. Shortly after this wrestling went into what most just call a period in between Golden Ages. These periods typically last between two and five years.
From 2002-2005, we had the Triple H era. I call it that because if you go back, you’ll see that he absolutely dominated the WWE on the company’s A show. During this time frame we seen nothing but Triple H in the main event scene. He was the equivalent to John Cena back then, only heel.
Come WrestleMania 21 and the WWE starts to prime itself for the following period. They were desperately oiling the machine in preparation for what they expected to be the next Golden Age. Most knew it would take a good two or three years to get the machine we all love back up and running, but it never formulized.
During the stretch between 2004 and 2007 MANY things occurred that has since put the company back years. Some of these things were HUGE. Others not so much. Nevertheless, they all played a part in pushing it to the point that WWE took drastic measures and thus went PG in July of 2008.
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at the many ways that pushed the WWE back a few years, and at the end, we will take a look at how the next age may be shaping up. For those of you who can’t wait here’s a few teaser’s from this series:
– Brock Lesnar leaves for NFL
– Chris Benoit Double Murder-Suicide
– Mr. Kennedy flop
– Year long title reigns
– William Regal missed opportunity
Let me know what you guys think of this series, and feel free to e-mail me with your thoughts on the above. Who knows maybe you’ll guest collab in one of them.
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