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10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

Individuals like to look again and keep in mind the Angle Period in WWE. That period is remembered for risque storylines, hard-hitting motion, a whole lot of blood, cursing, and adult-oriented moments. Nevertheless, whereas that’s one thing individuals speak about lacking in immediately’s WWE world, that isn’t what made the Angle Period nice.

What made the Angle Period one of the best period of professional wrestling historical past is the storylines themselves, the place even mid-card wrestlers appeared to have a objective and there have been quite a few fundamental occasion stars who might carry any present. Nevertheless, for followers who need the Angle Period again, listed here are 10 of these basic Angle Period storylines that WWE might by no means get away with in at the moment’s world.

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10 CORPORATE MINISTRY

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

There was a faction conflict within the Angle Period that pitted the Company, led by Vince McMahon, towards the Ministry of Darkness, led by Undertaker. Nevertheless, quickly the 2 sides merged with Shane McMahon turning on his dad and becoming a member of up with The Undertaker.

It was an thrilling second, with Undertaker’s darkish minions like Viscera and the APA teaming up with Shane’s lackeys like Huge Bossman and Ken Shamrock. Nevertheless, this angle was as darkish because it will get. There was even a second the place they sacrificed Stephanie McMahon and hung her on a cross. That might by no means work in right now’s WWE and would have sponsors pulling advertisements immediately.

9 VAL VENIS

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

Val Venis was a gimmick within the Angle Period that appears similar to right now’s gimmick wrestlers. Take into consideration guys like Fandango, whose complete gimmick was dancing earlier than and through his matches. Take a look at Adam Rose and No Means Jose who’ve the identical gimmick of coming to the ring with a celebration. Nevertheless, within the Angle Period, the gimmick was that Val Venis was a porn star and got here to the ring in his tub towel.

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For in the present day’s WWE followers who assume that gimmicks like these doom a wrestler from the beginning, look again to the Angle Period and see that Val Venis was a gimmick character who held a number of titles. In fact, a porn star gimmick would by no means work in in the present day’s WWE nor would the embarrassing feud with Kaientai that ended with an tried castration.

eight THE GODFATHER

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

Now, Godfather nonetheless comes out to this present day for particular appearances together with his Ho’s, however that’s only for nostalgia functions and WWE and their sponsors let it slide as a result of the man is an Angle Period legend. However, do not assume for a second that this Angle Period storyline would work in at the moment’s WWE world.

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The gimmick was fascinating as a result of a lot of the ho’s that The Godfather got here to the ring with have been chosen from an area gentleman’s membership within the city that Monday Night time Uncooked befell in. Now, there have been some exceptions, similar to the very fact Victoria made her WWE debut as a “featured ho” earlier than turning into a ladies’s champion.

7 KISS MY A$$ CLUB

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

There are plenty of issues flawed with this Angle Period storyline they usually can all be summed up by the truth that it’s unimaginable to point out any of Vince McMahon’s extra notorious moments in a photograph that isn’t NSFW. The angle was easy. Vince McMahon is an egomaniac and needs everybody to understand how nice he’s.

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Consequently, he needed everybody to hitch the “Kiss My A$$ Membership,” which meant that Vince would drop his pants in the midst of the ring, bend over, and have somebody kiss him on the butt in an effort to maintain their job. It was humiliating when individuals like Jim Ross needed to do it however went method over the road when somebody like Trish Stratus was pressured to kiss the boss’ derriere.

6 BRIAN PILLMAN/STONE COLD ANGLE

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

The feud between Stone Chilly Steve Austin and Brian Pillman is likely one of the greatest Angle Period storylines as a result of it had so many individuals satisfied they have been watching one thing harmful and actual. Nevertheless, there isn’t any method this might ever work in in the present day’s WWE due to the connotations concerned.

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The most important second got here when Austin confirmed up at Pillman’s home and busted within the entrance door, in search of his nemesis who was at house injured and doing an interview with WWE. When Austin busted in, Pillman pulled a gun on him and threatened to kill him whereas everybody screamed for assist. WWE apologized for the storyline.

5 MAE YOUNG AND MARK HENRY

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

Mark Henry had an ideal WWE profession, which is shocking since he was so inexperienced when he began however he ultimately developed right into a prime tier WWE celebrity. Nevertheless, there was one gimmick in his profession that could be higher left forgotten, after which is when Mark Henry turned “Sexual Chocolate.”

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Overlook concerning the ridiculous nickname, in addition to him making an attempt to romance Chyna, and transfer on to his storyline with Mae Younger. The 29-year-old Mark Henry romanced the 77-year-old Mae Younger. He then one way or the other obtained her pregnant, she took a splash from Viscera and ended up giving start to a hand. Add in Henry battling his intercourse habit and that is an Angle Period storyline higher left up to now.

four HAWK SUICIDE ATTEMPT

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

If there’s one angle that WWE won’t ever, ever use once more in skilled wrestling, it’s one which even hints at suicide. After a lot of stars took their very own lives, together with the just lately handed Ashley Massaro, WWE is aware of to keep away from these Angle Period storylines just like the one with Street Warrior Hawk.

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This was truthfully a storyline that was a mistake even within the Angle Period. Hawk, on the time, was struggling with abuse points and WWE used his illness to create a storyline the place a brand new member of the Legion of Doom named Puke was making an attempt to allow Hawk’s addictions to get him to commit suicide so he might take his place. This led to Hawk “trying suicide” on Monday Night time Uncooked. Hawk and Animal each give up the corporate after this storyline.

three THE NUDITY

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

In the course of the Angle Period, WWE beloved to include grownup storylines into their exhibits and this included sexual content material that always bordered on nudity. WWE was very pleased with their partnership with Playboy Journal as the 2 labored collectively to have WWE Divas seem nude within the pages of Playboy as cowl fashions.

Sable, Chyna, and Torrie Wilson have been all main WWE Divas who had their numerous Playboy cowl appearances revealed on Monday Night time Uncooked and everybody appeared very pleased with these reveals. Not solely has Playboy moved away from feminine nudity however with the push of extra family-oriented leisure, this can by no means occur in WWE once more.

2 BRIAN PILLMAN AND GOLDUST FEUD

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

Abuse of girls is one thing that isn’t tolerated in any type in the present day. Whereas it’s nonetheless an essential a part of fictional works in films and tv, it needs to be dealt with sensitively or it should get buried quick. In relation to WWE, there was plenty of angles that did nothing however embarrass a lady — principally simply to place over a male wrestler.

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Vince McMahon had Trish Stratus kiss his butt and later had her on her knees barking like a canine. Nevertheless, that pales compared to the Brian Pillman and Goldust feud that had Pillman win the rights to Goldust’s spouse Marlena, who he then become his personal intercourse slave. That might value WWE most of their sponsors in the event that they tried that Angle Period storyline at the moment.

1 VIOLENCE TOWARD WOMEN

10 Attitude Era Stories WWE Could Never Get Away With Today

With all of the humiliating angles that degraded ladies within the Angle Period storylines, WWE went one step additional at the moment and had outright brutal assaults towards ladies regularly as properly. With ladies like Becky Lynch, Charlotte Aptitude and others proving that ladies are athletes that women can look as much as and encourage to be like, the best way the Angle Period handled ladies would by no means fly at present.

The most important instance of the violence towards ladies got here by the hands of Bubba Ray Dudley. He powerbombed a 70+-year-old Mae Younger. He powerbombed a 130-lb Stacy Keibler. Triple H even assaulted his personal spouse Stephanie McMahon together with his notorious angle the place he drugged her and drove her to Vegas for a quickie wedding ceremony. Out of all of the Angle Period storylines, the violence towards ladies in that period would by no means fly at the moment.

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