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7th Sep '17 2:41:33 AM leidbag
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* '''Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Lita}}.''' In 2005, word got out about the two having an affair, [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on]] Edge's second wife and Wrestling/MattHardy respectively. This and Hardy's reaction which got him fired over it caused a lot of [[XPacHeat fan backlash]] towards both of them at the time, which Wrestling/{{WWE}} decided to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot make into an angle]] (first involving Lita's storyline husband Wrestling/{{Kane}}, then rehiring Matt) to take advantage of the situation. This especially lingered on with Lita to the point it played a hand in her decision to retire toward the end of 2006, receiving a less-than-admirable sendoff from the company on the way out. In the years since then, Edge has entered a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Screw the Rules, I Have]] SickeninglySweethearts storyline with Wrestling/VickieGuerrero for about a year or so which worked to the point that if Lita had returned to take Edge back it would've been a '''HeelFaceTurn''' less than two years later. Hardy has increasingly gone JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope as a career-midcarder, and began excusing his brother and friends' every mistake while taking '''four years''' to clearly define that his legit heat with Edge was over. Edge has become a modern day legend through great feuds and matches with the likes of Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/{{Batista}}, Wrestling/RandyOrton, so on and so forth, still being the generally all-around [[MeanCharacterNiceActor awesome guy]] backstage (seriously, even Cena has the rare dirt sheet article or shoot interview saying he's treated someone like crap. Edge? NOTHING outside the love triangle scandal. In fact, Curt Hawkins and Wrestling/ZackRyder still praise him on Twitter a fair deal for helping them in their formative WWE years, and Hawkins has had a subtle nod to Edge's "Easy Bein' Sleazy" shirt as the logo on his ring jacket). The WWE Women's/Divas Division has plummeted into 2/3-minute snooze-fests on ''Raw'' and ''[=SmackDown=]'', and took such disrespect at ''[=WrestleMania XXV=]'' that Lita and Wrestling/TrishStratus refused to be among the returnees for that night's show because they saw it coming.

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* '''Wrestling/{{Edge}} Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Lita}}.''' Wrestling/{{Lita}}: In 2005, word got out about the two having an affair, [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on]] Edge's second wife and Wrestling/MattHardy respectively. This and Hardy's reaction which got him fired over it caused a lot of [[XPacHeat fan backlash]] towards both of them at the time, which Wrestling/{{WWE}} decided to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot make into an angle]] (first involving Lita's storyline husband Wrestling/{{Kane}}, then rehiring Matt) to take advantage of the situation. This especially lingered on with Lita to the point it played a hand in her decision to retire toward the end of 2006, receiving a less-than-admirable sendoff from the company on the way out. In the years since then, Edge has entered a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Screw the Rules, I Have]] SickeninglySweethearts storyline with Wrestling/VickieGuerrero for about a year or so which worked to the point that if Lita had returned to take Edge back it would've been a '''HeelFaceTurn''' less than two years later. Hardy has increasingly gone JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope as a career-midcarder, and began excusing his brother and friends' every mistake while taking '''four years''' to clearly define that his legit heat with Edge was over. Edge has become a modern day legend through great feuds and matches with the likes of Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/{{Batista}}, Wrestling/RandyOrton, so on and so forth, still being the generally all-around [[MeanCharacterNiceActor awesome guy]] backstage (seriously, even Cena has the rare dirt sheet article or shoot interview saying he's treated someone like crap. Edge? NOTHING outside the love triangle scandal. In fact, Curt Hawkins and Wrestling/ZackRyder still praise him on Twitter a fair deal for helping them in their formative WWE years, and Hawkins has had a subtle nod to Edge's "Easy Bein' Sleazy" shirt as the logo on his ring jacket). The WWE Women's/Divas Division has plummeted into 2/3-minute snooze-fests on ''Raw'' and ''[=SmackDown=]'', and took such disrespect at ''[=WrestleMania XXV=]'' that Lita and Wrestling/TrishStratus refused to be among the returnees for that night's show because they saw it coming.


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* Wrestling/MattHardy: After years of being viewed as the lesser Hardy Boy compared to his main eventer brother Wrestling/JeffHardy and getting the worst fallout from the Edge and Lita situation, Matt has reinvigorated his brand with the SoBadItsGood gimmick of [[Funny/MattHardy Broken Matt]], sprouting catch phrases like "DELETE, DELETE, DELETE!" and "OBSOLETE" as well as giving Jeff the moniker of "Brother Nero" in a terrible unidentifiable accent. The Hardy Boyz even got a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVeC9wXZLUc monster pop]] at WrestleMania 33. He also has a new loving wife and children as well. So in essence, everyone involved in the Matt, Edge, and Lita scandal somehow came better off than before.
4th Sep '17 7:50:45 PM hullflyer
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** Bob Budiansky, the writer of much of [[ComicBook/TheTransformers the Marvel Comics series]], was widely derided in the early online fandom for his liking of childish or absurd stories (Ratbat leading the Decepticons, evil car washes, wrestling leagues) and Simon Furman was seen as MyRealDaddy for comic fans. At a certain point, however, people realized just how important he'd been to the early history of the franchise - writing ''all'' the profiles and coming up with almost every character name for the first three or four years - and started to notice that his comic run still had its share of decent or unique stories ([[UnbuiltTrope even today]]). While Furman is still considered the better writer of the two, Budiansky is less remembered as "that guy with the stupid plots" and more remembered as "that guy without whom ''Transformers'' would not exist."

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** Bob Budiansky, the writer of much of [[ComicBook/TheTransformers the Marvel Comics series]], was widely derided in the early online fandom for his liking of childish or absurd stories (Ratbat leading the Decepticons, evil car washes, wrestling leagues) and Simon Furman was seen as MyRealDaddy for comic fans. At a certain point, however, people realized just how important he'd been to the early history of the franchise - writing ''all'' the profiles and coming up with almost every character name for the first three or four years - and started to notice that his comic run still had its share of decent or unique stories ([[UnbuiltTrope even today]]). While Furman is still considered the better writer of the two, Budiansky is less remembered as "that guy with the stupid plots" and more remembered as "that guy without whom ''Transformers'' would not exist."" Fans have also become more aware (and understanding) of the fact that Budiansky, far more than Furman, suffered from a high amount of ExecutiveMeddling, forcing him to push out new characters at a near-impossible rate, instead of giving them time to develop.
1st Sep '17 10:44:54 AM KACofNN
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Most works that are well-recieved remain so, long after they get released, eventually being acclaimed as classics. However, some works that are well-received at their debut will fade into the mists of time as the public moves on to the newest thing, doomed to obscurity.

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Most works that are well-recieved well-received remain so, long after they get released, eventually being acclaimed as classics. However, some works that are well-received at their debut will fade into the mists of time as the public moves on to the newest thing, doomed to obscurity.
10th Aug '17 1:18:22 PM stuthehistoryguy
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* Creator/BettiePage. Almost completely by the early 1990s, she has emerged as ''the'' Fifties pinup queen, as well as a highly memetic mascot for the neo-rockabilly culture currently popular in Southern California.

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* Creator/BettiePage. Almost completely forgotten by the early 1990s, 1980s, she has emerged as ''the'' Fifties pinup queen, as well as a highly memetic mascot for the neo-rockabilly culture currently popular in Southern California.
10th Aug '17 1:14:47 PM stuthehistoryguy
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* Creator/BettiePage. Almost completely unknown until just a few decades ago, she has emerged as ''the'' Fifties pinup queen, as well as a highly memetic mascot for the neo-rockabilly culture currently popular in Southern California.

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* Creator/BettiePage. Almost completely unknown until just a few decades ago, by the early 1990s, she has emerged as ''the'' Fifties pinup queen, as well as a highly memetic mascot for the neo-rockabilly culture currently popular in Southern California.
9th Aug '17 12:18:18 PM MBG
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** Bob Budiansky, the writer of much of [[ComicBook/TheTransformers the Marvel Comics series]], was widely derided in the early online fandom for his liking of childish or absurd stories (Ratbat leading the Decepticons, evil car washes, wrestling leagues) and Simon Furman was seen as MyRealDaddy for comic fans. At a certain point, however, people realized just how important he'd been to the early history of the franchise - writing ''all'' the profiles and coming up with almost every character name for the first three or four years - and started to notice that his comic run still had its share of decent or unique stories ([[UnbuiltTrope even today]]). While Furman is still considered the better writer of the two, Budiansky is less remembered as "that guy with the stupid plots" and more remembered as "that guy without whom ''Transformers'' would not exist."
2nd Aug '17 7:50:29 PM thecarolinabull01
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* The first solo Batman cartoon after the DCAU, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', was ''loathed'' when it was on air, with many fans and even some critics deriding it as "unwatchable" and a "22-minute toy commercial." These days it's looked back on fairly positively, with many people (including former critics) acknowledging that it's actually a pretty good show and arguing that it handles certain things way better than even ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries BTAS]]'' ever did.

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* The first solo Batman cartoon after outside of the DCAU, DCAU since 1992, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', was ''loathed'' when it was on air, with many fans and even some critics deriding it as "unwatchable" and a "22-minute toy commercial." "[[note]]It was also disliked due to the "Bat-Embargo" it caused, meaning that it prevented any ''Batman'' character other than Batman himself from being used on ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' because it was believed that two concurrent Batman series' would confuse young children[[/note]] These days it's looked back on fairly positively, with many people (including former critics) acknowledging that it's actually a pretty good show and arguing that it handles certain things way better than even ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries BTAS]]'' ever did.did (the action being one big example as ''TAS'' action scenes haven't aged well.).
30th Jul '17 4:39:05 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' had very vocal critics for similar reasons, but is now looked back on as a fun, campy romp, with many former critics admitting that they wound up liking the show after giving it a second chance and that it isn't the cheap, kid-centric program they initially thought it was.

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** * ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' had very vocal critics for similar reasons, but is now looked back on as a fun, campy romp, with many former critics admitting that they wound up liking the show after giving it a second chance and that it isn't the cheap, kid-centric program they initially thought it was.
30th Jul '17 7:01:45 AM XenMon2
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* The first solo Batman cartoon after the DCAU, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', was ''loathed'' when it first came out, with many fans and even some critics deriding it as "unwatchable" and a "22-minute toy commercial." These days, however, it's looked back on fairly positively, with many people (including former critics) acknowledging that it's actually a pretty good show and arguing that it handles certain things way better than ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries BTAS]]'' ever did.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' had very vocal critics for similar reasons, but is now looked back on as a fun, campy romp, with many former critics admitting that they wound up liking the show after giving it a second chance and that it isn't cheap, kid-centric program they initially thought it was.

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* The first solo Batman cartoon after the DCAU, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', was ''loathed'' when it first came out, was on air, with many fans and even some critics deriding it as "unwatchable" and a "22-minute toy commercial." These days, however, days it's looked back on fairly positively, with many people (including former critics) acknowledging that it's actually a pretty good show and arguing that it handles certain things way better than even ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries BTAS]]'' ever did.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' had very vocal critics for similar reasons, but is now looked back on as a fun, campy romp, with many former critics admitting that they wound up liking the show after giving it a second chance and that it isn't the cheap, kid-centric program they initially thought it was.
15th Jul '17 9:10:07 AM nombretomado
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* '''Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Lita}}.''' In 2005, word got out about the two having an affair, [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on]] Edge's second wife and Wrestling/MattHardy respectively. This and Hardy's reaction which got him fired over it caused a lot of [[XPacHeat fan backlash]] towards both of them at the time, which Wrestling/{{WWE}} decided to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot make into an angle]] (first involving Lita's storyline husband Wrestling/{{Kane}}, then rehiring Matt) to take advantage of the situation. This especially lingered on with Lita to the point it played a hand in her decision to retire toward the end of 2006, receiving a less-than-admirable sendoff from the company on the way out. In the years since then, Edge has entered a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Screw the Rules, I Have]] SickeninglySweethearts storyline with Wrestling/VickieGuerrero for about a year or so which worked to the point that if Lita had returned to take Edge back it would've been a '''HeelFaceTurn''' less than two years later. Hardy has increasingly gone JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope as a career-midcarder, and began excusing his brother and friends' every mistake while taking '''four years''' to clearly define that his legit heat with Edge was over. Edge has become a modern day legend through great feuds and matches with the likes of Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/{{Batista}}, Wrestling/RandyOrton, so on and so forth, still being the generally all-around [[MeanCharacterNiceActor awesome guy]] backstage (seriously, even Cena has the rare dirt sheet article or shoot interview saying he's treated someone like crap. Edge? NOTHING outside the love triangle scandal. In fact, Curt Hawkins and Wrestling/ZackRyder still praise him on Twitter a fair deal for helping them in their formative WWE years, and Hawkins has had a subtle nod to Edge's "Easy Bein' Sleazy" shirt as the logo on his ring jacket). The WWE Women's/Divas Division has plummeted into 2/3-minute snooze-fests on ''Raw'' and ''SmackDown'', and took such disrespect at ''[=WrestleMania XXV=]'' that Lita and Wrestling/TrishStratus refused to be among the returnees for that night's show because they saw it coming.

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* '''Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Lita}}.''' In 2005, word got out about the two having an affair, [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on]] Edge's second wife and Wrestling/MattHardy respectively. This and Hardy's reaction which got him fired over it caused a lot of [[XPacHeat fan backlash]] towards both of them at the time, which Wrestling/{{WWE}} decided to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot make into an angle]] (first involving Lita's storyline husband Wrestling/{{Kane}}, then rehiring Matt) to take advantage of the situation. This especially lingered on with Lita to the point it played a hand in her decision to retire toward the end of 2006, receiving a less-than-admirable sendoff from the company on the way out. In the years since then, Edge has entered a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Screw the Rules, I Have]] SickeninglySweethearts storyline with Wrestling/VickieGuerrero for about a year or so which worked to the point that if Lita had returned to take Edge back it would've been a '''HeelFaceTurn''' less than two years later. Hardy has increasingly gone JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope as a career-midcarder, and began excusing his brother and friends' every mistake while taking '''four years''' to clearly define that his legit heat with Edge was over. Edge has become a modern day legend through great feuds and matches with the likes of Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/{{Batista}}, Wrestling/RandyOrton, so on and so forth, still being the generally all-around [[MeanCharacterNiceActor awesome guy]] backstage (seriously, even Cena has the rare dirt sheet article or shoot interview saying he's treated someone like crap. Edge? NOTHING outside the love triangle scandal. In fact, Curt Hawkins and Wrestling/ZackRyder still praise him on Twitter a fair deal for helping them in their formative WWE years, and Hawkins has had a subtle nod to Edge's "Easy Bein' Sleazy" shirt as the logo on his ring jacket). The WWE Women's/Divas Division has plummeted into 2/3-minute snooze-fests on ''Raw'' and ''SmackDown'', ''[=SmackDown=]'', and took such disrespect at ''[=WrestleMania XXV=]'' that Lita and Wrestling/TrishStratus refused to be among the returnees for that night's show because they saw it coming.
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