Hello Bleacher Report Nation, I am back and its Wednesday, so it is time to crank back up the Weekly Top 10 slides.
This week, we are taking a blast back into past, to take a look at the 10 reasons why fans loved The Attitude Era.
With any list, questions will form about why a person made the list and why another person did not. If you have any questions or feel I might have left some one out, let me know in the comment section.
If enough people agree with you, it might be comment's pick in my next slide.
With that out of the way, let the top 10 begin.
Part of the reason the Attitude Era was so great was because of the General Managers and Commissioners brought in to keep the wrestlers in line.
From Sgt. Slaughter to Shawn Michaels, each GM had their moments that help strengthen feuds.
Mick Foley stands out as the best because of his backstage banter and weird office locations.
Not to mention he always remained a thorn in HHH and company's back side.
During his reign as GM, Foley created the TLC match, was a referee in the Vince vs Shane McMahon feud at Wrestlemania 17, and played a major role during the Alliance vs WWE battles.
The Houdini of Hardcore, WWE's Elroy Jetson, the man weighing in at over 500 pounds. No matter what you called him, Crash Holly was the heart and soul of the lower card for the WWE during this time.
Some of the funniest moments in the era came when Crash placed a 24/7 rule on the Hardcore belt making the title able to be defended any place and at any time.
The end result was a whole wave of characters from main-eventers to jobbers going after the belt; creating some of the most memorable moments in the Attitude Era.
King Of Hardcore Honorable Mentions:
In the Attitude Era, the women of the WWE were just as big of stars as any one else of the roster.
Chyna won the Intercontinental title and competed in the Royal Rumble in back to back years.
Trish Stratus and Lita were beginning their path towards Diva dominance and Jazz was kicking ass.
With the addition of talent like The Dudleys, Rhyno, and Raven; the WWE saw a new breed of fans from the land of extreme.
While some of the wrestlers never received the amount of attention and pushes they deserved, the talent that came from ECW helped create an atmosphere that was built on attitude. Eventually adding Paul Heyman to the roster was icing on the cake.
ECW Originals Honorable Mentions:
We all know Vince McMahon loves his giant wrestlers.
During the Attitude Era, fans saw some of the most well balanced and entertaining big men to grace the WWE ring since Andre the Giant.
Leading the charge in the Attitude Era was Undertaker, Kane, and The Big Show.
The three could carry a match and dominate like no other on the roster, face or heels.
What separated them from other big men in the era was their mic skills.
Each one could hold his own and boost a rivalry or title feud in and out the ring.
None of the moments or people on the list would have been as huge without Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler.
The two helped progress feuds between wrestlers and match each-other well.
Together, the two made some of the most pointless matches interesting and will go down in history as the best tandem in the history of the business.
In the lower part of the main-event scene, no other two men were more important then Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle.
They had the talent to carry matches against face middle carders and the ability to keep up on the mic and in the ring with the likes of Stone Cold and The Rock.
They even matched the top stars in the company with the amount of crowd reaction they received.
Whether you love them or hate them, the era would not be the same without them.
King of The Heels Honorable Mention:
Big Boss Man
In perhaps the greatest era for tag-team wrestling in the history of the business, we saw some of the best teams, matches, and characters come together to steal the show away from the main-eventers, time and time again.
The featured match in the tag-team warfare days in the Attitude Era was none other then TLC matches.
E&C, Hardys, and the Dudleys put on some of the most entertaining, exciting, and unpredictable matches.
It could have been RAW or Wrestlemania, tag team matches were just as big as the main-event during these days.
Tag Team Warfare Honorable Mentions:
Kai En Tai
New Age Outlaws
Trying to pick the best DX moment is like trying to pick who is the hottest cheerleader in the NFL.
For the most part they are all great and are hard to choose from.
DX stood out as being one of the most controversial groups to ever enter a ring.
The shenanigans, the banter, and the matches is what separated the group from any other in the era.
The first reign of DX saw Triple H and Shawn Michaels hold the WWE Title and the European Championship, leading to complete domination on RAW.
The second launch of DX saw HHH become the head of the group and bring in The New Age Outlaws and X-Pac.
The stable went on to merge with The Corporation and control the WWE once again.
DX Honorable Mentions:
New Age Outlaws
The Attitude Era was all about the story lines. From Rock & Sock vs. The Corporation, to HHH vs. Mankind in "Hell in a Cell," the matches during this time were perhaps more epic and seemed more important then any other matches in any other era.
Leading the way in the main-event scene was HHH, Mankind, Undertaker, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
What separated them from each other was the fact that they were all different. They each had their own styles and mixed well together in the ring.
As a whole, these wrestlers put on great performances; so iconic and legendary that all wrestlers after them will be held to their standards.
Just Missed The Cut
No. 11 Corporate Ministry
No. 12 In The House PPV's
No. 13 The Corporation
No. 14 Nation of Domination
No. 15 Light Heavyweight Title
Attitude Era Top Matches
- The Rock vs. Austin WWE Title Wrestlemania 17
- HHH vs. Mankind WWE Title Hell in a Cell
- The Rock vs. HHH IC Title Summerslam
- Hardy's vs. Dudley's vs E&C Tag Titles TLC Wrestlemania 17
- Kurt Angle vs. HHH vs. The Rock
Here is an ode to the memorable jobbers from the era that paved the way for the Colin Delaneys of the world.
- Al Snow
- Kai En Tai
- Blue Meanie
J.O.B Squad for life