YMMV / Attitude Era

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: After the Montreal Screwjob and Vince's "Cure for the Common Show" promo, everyone was predicting that WWE was doomed and that this new direction would fail and that WCW would remain on top. Who's still around?
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Jericho put it best: WCW had a great undercard in terms of talent, but not-so-great main events. WWE had a so-so undercard, but stellar main events. The cruiserweights were a main reason for this, but towards the latter half of the Monday Night Wars, WWE improved a lot in this area.
  • Too Good to Last: The whole concept of rowdy wrestling fans have been replaced with timid kids and bored parents. Hard to believe now, but everyone watched wrestling back then. It was not family entertainment or a "guilty pleasure"; wrestling had 5 years of America's full attention. Picture the Rock's promos being aired alongside football and major news highlights. That's how big wrestling was.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The whole InVasion angle. Imagine a Goldberg and Austin staredown or Rock and Steiner cutting promos on each other. The company didn't see bringing in Flair, Sting, and Goldberg immediately after the acquisition as a priority, and buried DDP (with his booking as a stalker).
  • Values Dissonance: