History Wrestling / AttitudeEra

5th Nov '16 11:59:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''No Mercy 1999'', which included the first tag-team "[[GimmickMatches Ladder Match]]" between "New Brood" members "The Hardy Boyz" (Wrestling/MattHardy and Wrestling/JeffHardy) and Wrestling/{{Edge}} & Wrestling/{{Christian}} and Wrestling/{{Chyna}} winning the Intercontinental Championship from JeffJarrett in his last WWF match (making her the first woman to ever hold the championship).

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* ''No Mercy 1999'', which included the first tag-team "[[GimmickMatches Ladder Match]]" between "New Brood" members "The Hardy Boyz" (Wrestling/MattHardy and Wrestling/JeffHardy) and Wrestling/{{Edge}} & Wrestling/{{Christian}} and Wrestling/{{Chyna}} winning the Intercontinental Championship from JeffJarrett Wrestling/JeffJarrett in his last WWF match (making her the first woman to ever hold the championship).
19th Jun '16 5:43:47 PM N8han11
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The WWF also licensed a video game by Creator/{{Acclaim}} called ''WWF Attitude'', released in 1999 to much fanfare after the popular ''WWF War Zone''. Rather than sprites, the visuals were photo-realistic (for the time), there was tons of speech and voice samples, many wrestlers and outfits to unlock, and a great, in-depth "create-a-wrestler" mode. When it was released, it was considered the best wrestling game on the market, with {{THQ}} being the only ones close enough to touch it with their WCW entry. ''WWF Attitude'' managed to capture much of the spirit of a ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' episode or [=PPV=] broadcast during the Attitude Era, hence the name, and at the time it was praised by many. However, the gameplay was considered stiff in its time, as well as the date of release. Though it included many of the {{face}} and {{heel}} wrestlers accurately, there was no Wrestling/TheBigShow and not many match types (for one, there was no "Hell in a Cell"). Arena customization was exclusively locked from the years 1997 to 1998. When Acclaim's license ran out, THQ picked it up and made the popular ''Wrestlemania 2000'' and ''No Mercy'' games, also based on the Attitude Era, to which the latter was considered one of the greatest wrestling games in the medium. They would also produce ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackdown SmackDown!]]'', which would later become ''Smackdown VS Raw''. As of 2013, the latest game in the series, ''WWE '13'', features the Attitude Era heavily.

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The WWF also licensed a video game by Creator/{{Acclaim}} called ''WWF Attitude'', released in 1999 to much fanfare after the popular ''WWF War Zone''. Rather than sprites, the visuals were photo-realistic (for the time), there was tons of speech and voice samples, many wrestlers and outfits to unlock, and a great, in-depth "create-a-wrestler" mode. When it was released, it was considered the best wrestling game on the market, with {{THQ}} being the only ones close enough to touch it with their WCW entry. ''WWF Attitude'' managed to capture much of the spirit of a ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' episode or [=PPV=] broadcast during the Attitude Era, hence the name, and at the time it was praised by many. However, the gameplay was considered stiff in its time, as well as the date of release. Though it included many of the {{face}} and {{heel}} wrestlers accurately, there was no Wrestling/TheBigShow and not many match types (for one, there was no "Hell in a Cell"). Arena customization was exclusively locked from the years 1997 to 1998. When Acclaim's license ran out, THQ picked it up and made the popular ''Wrestlemania 2000'' and ''No Mercy'' games, also based on the Attitude Era, to which the latter was considered one of the greatest wrestling games in the medium. They would also produce ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackdown SmackDown!]]'', which would later become ''Smackdown VS Raw''. As of 2013, the latest game in the series, ''WWE '13'', features the Attitude Era heavily.
heavily as the main focus, with ''2K16'' also having a decent focus.
21st May '16 12:08:15 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Stacy "The Kat" Carter briefly flashed the crowd at ''Armageddon 1999'' following an "[[GimmickMatches Evening Gown in a Pool]]" match, marking the first instance of intentional nudity on WWF programming.

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* [[Wrestling/StacyCarter Stacy "The Kat" Carter Carter]] briefly flashed the crowd at ''Armageddon 1999'' following an "[[GimmickMatches Evening Gown in a Pool]]" match, marking the first instance of intentional nudity on WWF programming.
18th Mar '16 8:21:20 AM 313Bluestreak
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* The Rock ending Triple H's reign as WWF Champion at ''Backlash 2000'', marking the first time The Rock becomes WWF Champion as a face.

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* The Rock ending Triple H's reign as WWF Champion at ''Backlash 2000'', ''[[Wrestling/{{Backlash}} Backlash 2000]]'', marking the first time The Rock becomes WWF Champion as a face.



Mileage varies on the quality of the WWF[=/=]WWE product after the end of the Attitude Era (since the company has lacked the competition that created the necessity for the Attitude Era), and when (or even if) it began to go downhill, but few can deny that the wrestling world hasn't been the same since.

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Mileage varies on the quality of the WWF[=/=]WWE product after the end of the Attitude Era (since the company has lacked the competition that created the necessity for the Attitude Era), and when (or even if) it began to go downhill, but few can deny that the wrestling world hasn't been the same since.
7th Feb '16 12:42:55 PM FordPrefect
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* The aformentioned ''[=WrestleMania=] 13'' match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin, which managed to perfectly execute a rare "[[FaceHeelDoubleTurn double turn]]" -- Austin (the heel) and Hart (the face) both turned after the match was over, with Austin becoming a badass face and Bret becoming an [[ForeignWrestlingHeel America-hating Canadian heel]] (he remained a face in Canada and other foreign territories, though).

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* The aformentioned aforementioned ''[=WrestleMania=] 13'' match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin, which managed to perfectly execute a rare "[[FaceHeelDoubleTurn double turn]]" -- Austin (the heel) and Hart (the face) both turned after the match was over, with Austin becoming a badass face and Bret becoming an [[ForeignWrestlingHeel America-hating Canadian heel]] (he remained a face in Canada and other foreign territories, though).
5th Jan '16 11:49:17 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:253:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vji16xG4PYo Wholesome family entertainment.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:253:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vji16xG4PYo com/watch?v=rZKhEcoaHTs Wholesome family entertainment.]]]]
11th Dec '15 8:54:01 AM 313Bluestreak
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* The retirement of Mick Foley at the hands of Triple H at ''No Way Out 2000'' (and their instant-classic "[[GimmickMatches Street Fight]]" at ''[[Wrestling/RoyalRumble Royal Rumble 2000]]'' a month prior to Foley's retirement match).

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* The retirement of Mick Foley at the hands of Triple H at ''No ''[[Wrestling/NoWayOut No Way Out 2000'' 2000]]'' (and their instant-classic "[[GimmickMatches Street Fight]]" at ''[[Wrestling/RoyalRumble Royal Rumble 2000]]'' a month prior to Foley's retirement match).
23rd Nov '15 7:04:56 PM 313Bluestreak
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The official start of the Attitude Era, as marked by WWE's official timeline, is the 29th of March 1998, the date of ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 14'', where Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin defeated Wrestling/ShawnMichaels for the WWF Championship (in what would be Shawn's last match for four years, due to an injured back). Austin and Michaels actually kicked off the Era before ''[=WrestleMania=]'': Austin's famous "[[EstablishingCharacterMoment Austin 3:16]]" speech at ''King of the Ring 1996'' (as well as his submission match with Wrestling/BretHart at ''[=WrestleMania=] 13'') shot Austin into superstardom, whereas Michaels' involvement in the "Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob" at ''[[Wrestling/SurvivorSeries Survivor Series 1997]]'' and his role in the formation of Wrestling/DGenerationX helped build the atmosphere that fostered the Attitude Era (a notable assist also goes to [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]], whose feud with Wrestling/TheUndertaker brought more extreme matches into the WWF).

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The official start of the Attitude Era, as marked by WWE's official timeline, is the 29th of March 1998, the date of ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 14'', where Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin defeated Wrestling/ShawnMichaels for the WWF Championship (in what would be Shawn's last match for four years, due to an injured back). Austin and Michaels actually kicked off the Era before ''[=WrestleMania=]'': Austin's famous "[[EstablishingCharacterMoment Austin 3:16]]" speech at ''King ''[[Wrestling/KingOfTheRing King of the Ring 1996'' 1996]]'' (as well as his submission match with Wrestling/BretHart at ''[=WrestleMania=] 13'') shot Austin into superstardom, whereas Michaels' involvement in the "Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob" at ''[[Wrestling/SurvivorSeries Survivor Series 1997]]'' and his role in the formation of Wrestling/DGenerationX helped build the atmosphere that fostered the Attitude Era (a notable assist also goes to [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]], whose feud with Wrestling/TheUndertaker brought more extreme matches into the WWF).
26th Sep '15 3:43:52 PM nombretomado
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* The debut of Wrestling/KurtAngle, a RealLife [[OlympicGames gold medal Olympian from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games]].

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* The debut of Wrestling/KurtAngle, a RealLife [[OlympicGames [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames gold medal Olympian from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games]].
23rd Jun '15 7:48:03 PM JudasZala
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...the end of the Attitude Era, which took place on April 1, 2001, the date of ''[=WrestleMania=] X-7'' (''[=WrestleMania=] 17''). The WWF had purchased WCW and many of its wrestlers' contracts, weeks prior to the event, and it had also hired on former ECW mastermind Wrestling/PaulHeyman as a color commentator (following the departure of [[Wrestling/JerryLawler Jerry "The King" Lawler]]) following ECW's bankruptcy. The Monday Night Wars had ended, as had the need for an Attitude Era. At ''[=WrestleMania=] X-7'', Steve Austin defeated The Rock in the main event to win his fifth WWF Championship... [[FaceHeelTurn with the help of]] [[TheBadGuyWins his long-time arch-nemesis Mr. McMahon]], [[DownerEnding a move that ended their feud and the Attitude Era in one swift blow]].

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...the end of the Attitude Era, which took place on April 1, 2001, the date of ''[=WrestleMania=] X-7'' X-Seven'' (''[=WrestleMania=] 17''). The WWF had purchased WCW and many of its wrestlers' contracts, weeks prior to the event, and it had also hired on former ECW mastermind Wrestling/PaulHeyman as a color commentator (following the departure of [[Wrestling/JerryLawler Jerry "The King" Lawler]]) following ECW's bankruptcy. The Monday Night Wars had ended, as had the need for an Attitude Era. At ''[=WrestleMania=] X-7'', X-Seven'', Steve Austin defeated The Rock in the main event to win his fifth WWF Championship... [[FaceHeelTurn with the help of]] [[TheBadGuyWins his long-time arch-nemesis Mr. McMahon]], [[DownerEnding a move that ended their feud and the Attitude Era in one swift blow]].
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