10 Fascinating WWE WrestleMania 15 Facts

The Attitude Era at its most excessively unbridled.


Ask a fan of WWE's during the riotous Attitude Era how much they enjoyed that period of time, and you're bound to get an enthusiastic response. With a gleam in their eye, that fan will do his or her best to convey just how much fun it was to have their Monday nights filled with sex, violence, chaos, and all of the sinful goodness that free-spirited late-nineties cable television would gleefully allow. Most likely, they'll have to stop and wipe away a gob of drool from the corner of their mouth in the midst of their regaling.

In hindsight, while the Attitude Era was wildly successful from a commercial standpoint, many creative elements of the run don't hold up today. As 1998 wore on and flipped over into 1999, the stories were more rushed, the ideas more far-fetched, and the title changes far more frequent. The matches themselves had been whittled down so much that they meant nothing.

That idea in itself meant nothing; WWE was king in 1999, beating WCW into dust and ash with one mighty blow after another. WrestleMania 15 is a show that in any other time would have been panned as ridiculous and largely unsatisfying, but in 1999, it exemplified a WWE that was so wildly popular, that it could do no wrong.


Justin has been a wrestling fan since 1989, and has been writing about it since 2009. Since 2014, Justin has been a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine. Justin also writes for History of Wrestling, and is a contributing author to James Dixon's Titan series.