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TDS [005] – The Lost Golden Age: Prologue

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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  • Spartacus

    Bill, e-mail me @ I’ll tell ya there.

  • EtTuBrute

    Correction: 1 hour*

  • EtTuBrute

    I think this era should be called the 1 of talking, 45 minutes of commercials and advertisements, and 15 minutes of wrestling on a 2 hour show Era. Also known as the Dog Shit era

  • Bill

    @Spartacus, How would someone be able to write columns on W-E like you do? I wish there was a blog feature so anyone could write their own topics & people could comment. I have a lot of ideas too long for the comments, not to mention somel of the people who write useless nonsense on these comments just to annoy everyone. As for the new era, I say it should be known as the Awesome Era, the new generation’s Attitude Era. It’s fun & entertaining, but not too edgy(PG), hence the cool yet subtle name, Awesome.

  • Spartacus

    Bill – Yes, I’m thinking about 15 parts to this series. You’re right this is considered the horrible Cena era, but it could have been so much better.

    Muh Boy – Nope, I’d say we got another year or two before it’s over. If Miz takes the WWE title and retains it at WM 28, while another big name such as Rhodes, or del Rio goes out of WM 28 with a World Title, then I think we’ll be transitioned to the next era. Cena will play a role similar to Triple H in the next era, but one like Trips has played over the past three or four years. That or he’ll get injured severely, or pursue something else.

  • muh boy

    cena era hasnt ended yet. well if you still watch wwe it hasnt

  • Bill

    This is all true. I can’t wait to hear the next part….. the dreaded Cena era.