The Attitude Era. So many words can be said about it. The WWE was at the top of its game when it came to the Attitude Era.
The WWE (then the WWF) from November 1997- April 2001 was the best time to be a fan.
You had everything: D-Generation X, the Nation of Domination, Austin v McMahon, Beer trucks, invasions, and Foley thrown off the cell.
So many things made the Attitude Era what it was. And I loved every moment of it.
I will finally say my good bye to everything that once was "Attitude."
It was September 22, 1997 on Raw as Vince McMahon was telling Austin he can't wrestle, he said "Do you understand?" Austin replied with the Stone Cold Stunner heard around the world.
Stone Cold Steve Austin had stunned the boss.
Austin was bigger than life and started one of the great rivalries in wrestling history.
It has been nearly eight-and-a-half years since that Stunner in Madison Square Garden, and it still runs through the mind of many fans today as it does through mine.
When you think of Austin vs. McMahon, you think of that Stunner in Madison Square Garden that shocked and shook the wrestling world as we knew it.
I say good bye to Austin giving McMahon the Stunner. R.I.P.
Kane made his debut at In Your House: Bad Blood and the WWE would never be the same.
Kane was one of the most dominant wrestlers from 1998-1999, as he beat everyone in his way to get to his brother, the Undertaker, even though he came up short at WrestleMania.
Kane is now unmasked and unappreciated in the WWE as a mid-carder and has not been in serious World Championship contention since 2000.
So to the Kane that was once the most dominant wrestler, I say R.I.P.
Nov. 9, 1997 was the night wrestling truly changed forever as real-life came into play with Bret Hart and Vince McMahon.
Bret Hart was leaving for WCW and refused to lose to Shawn Michaels in his home country for the WWE Championship.
Bret wanted to hand over the Championship the next night, but McMahon was a business man and had to do what he had to do.
The Montreal Screwjob remains one of the most high-profile double-crosses in the history of the business and the first heavily publicized professional wrestling double-cross ever.
The night that changed wrestling forever will never go away and will always be talked about but if it's only me, I say bury the night that changed the wrestling world.
Bret and Vince have made up. Bret and Shawn have yet to make up.
Montreal Screwjob R.I.P.
The glue that keep the Attitude together was Stone Cold Steve Austin and his being WWE Championship.
Austin was a multi-time Champion during the Attitude Era and was great Champion during the time.
The Austin Era was one of the my favorites and will never be replicated.
Here's a toast to Austin. Thanks for everything. R.I.P.
When Shawn Michaels left with a back injury the future of DX was in the hand of one man, Triple H.
Hunter turned over a new leaf with DX, as he brought in X-Pac and the New Age Outlaws.
DX was known as fan favorites, even though the plan was to be major heel group in the Attitude Era.
There have been a few reincarnations of DX since the departure of HHH for The Corporation and the ensuing split-up.
Michaels and HHH even got back together and sometimes wrestle as a tag team again. But it's just not the same.
To Triple H, X-Pac, Chyna, Road Dogg, and Billy Gunn R.I.P.
Faarooq, D'Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa/The Godfather, Ahmed Johnson, Rocky Maivia, Mark Henry, and Owen Hart were members of a group that was like no other: the Nation of Domination
It was unique to watch this group with the Rock (along with DX) growing.
R.I.P. Nation of Domination
A match that stands in time Undertaker vs Mankind, King of the Ring 1998.
This match you saw one man fall over a cell on to a announcers table, fall through a cage 15-20 feet down, and lost teeth but found some way to finish the match.
Taker and Mankind in the match that made jaws drop and brought on the "Holy S***" chant will never be replicated.
Undertaker and Mankind were in thir prime at the time of the match, and they showed it in a true classic.
To Undertaker and Mankind Thank You for a great match so Hell in the Cell, King of the Ring 1998, and Mankind and Undertaker R.I.P.
Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, Sgt. Slaughter, Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, Big Bossman, Big Show, Kane, The Rock, Ken Shamrock, Test, Chyna, Mean Street Posse, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Paul Bearer, Mideon, Viscera, and Undertaker were known as the Corporation at one point in time.
It all came about as just getting at Austin and anyone that crossed the boss.
It was one of the most hated group's in WWE history.
There were Corporate Champion's every where you looked like Triple H, Undertaker, and The Rock.
This group was a distant memory when Undertaker came back in the bike persona and The Rock turned into the real People's Champion.
The Corporation R.I.P.
One of the darkest factions in WWE history ran the show at one time during the Attitude Era.
Undertaker, Vince McMahon, Paul Bearer, Bradshaw, Faaroq, Mideon, Viscera, Edge, Christian, and Gangrel were part of a dark super faction that ran the WWE during 1998 smack dab in the middle of the Attitude Era.
The MOD was great and showed a very dark side of Undertaker, darker then we had ever seen.
The WWE will never forget what the Ministry of Darkness and vice versa. Taker was a great leader and held the WWE Championship to prove it.
To the Ministry of Darkness R.I.P.
This is your life was one of the best segments in wrestling history, as Mick Foley showed appreciation to The Rock by showing him people in his past.
The segment earned an 8.4 Nielsen rating and is to this day one of the single highest rated segments in terms of viewership in Raw history.
We saw Rocky's high school sweeheart, high school football coach, and so many more.
This is your life Rock R.I.P.
The two men that made the Attitude Era what it is and what it was came to an end when Vince and Austin came together on the last day of the Attitude Era.
These two fought each other every chance they had and Austin always got the better of the deal in the end.
These two made a rivalry like no other and I will never forget it.
Austin vs. McMahon R.I.P.
It started in Madison Square Garden with a Stunner heard around the world and ended in the Astrodome years later with Austin shaking hands with Vince McMahon.
The best era in wrestling history is over and gone and hopefully will never be replicated.
The Rock is gone, Stone Cold is gone, and others are ending their careers and the WWE is in the PG Era and will be for a while.
To Vince and Austin thanks for the memories
ATTITUDE ERA 1997-2001 R.I.P.