10 Wrestlers Who Couldn't Survive Without WWE's Attitude Era

There's no way Triple H would have become champion without some 'Attitude'...

The 'Attitude' Era was something which proved incredibly fruitful for Vince McMahon and the then-World Wrestling Federation. In fact, that particular era was the most financially successful (not to mention creatively exciting) period in WWE history. For that very reason, it's still talked about fondly today, because fans often reflect that so many things that made the era enthralling are missing from the current product. When looking back over events during that time, it's sometimes striking to find out that pretty much everybody on the roster had some sense of purpose. Almost to a man and woman, everyone was over with the core fan base, which is really quite extraordinary. Vince Russo, a chief writer during the height of the era, later noted that he and his team aimed to give every wrestler some kind of character to aid their efforts and get them over. Sometimes, the gimmicks handed out were fairly questionable, but they still managed to provoke intensely strong reactions from the people watching. As a result of the 'Attitude' Era, many stars managed to extend their shelf life. The question must be asked, however - how would some of those performers fared in different time periods? Is there an argument to be made that they were only so successful because of the ongoing excitement surrounding the dawn of 'Attitude'? These guys are girls might not have been able to survive in pre or post-Attitude Era, erm, eras...

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