The 13 Greatest Things About WWE’s New Generation Era

With each passing mention of WWE’s ‘New Era’, which is said without shame several times per episode every Monday and Thursday night, it harkens back to a previous time WWE tried to aggressively promote a New Era. Back in 1992, the WWE roster went through a massive undertaking and ridded itself of many of the stars of the 80s for various reasons. Whether they were stars who just couldn’t cut the mustard anymore, didn’t fit Vince’s vision, or were synthetically enhanced; there were gaping holes and a bleak outlook for the future of the promotion.

 

While the likes of Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, and Ric Flair were no longer around, WWE developed a brand new nucleus built around Bret Hart, The Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels who each put away stalwarts of the previous era at WrestleMania VIII, when Roddy Piper, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, and Tito Santana bowed in defeat to the aforementioned stars. Bret Hart would later win the WWE Championship in October ’92 from Ric Flair, but the era didn’t officially change over until the next summer which we’ll be looking at shortly.

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9 All-Time Legends Who Were Never Ranked #1 In The #PWI500

Every year since 1991, Pro Wrestling Illustrated has released their list of the 500 best wrestlers in the world.

Over a one year evaluation period, PWI ranks wrestlers based on win-loss record, major feuds, championships held, quality of competition, wrestling ability, and overall activity within the wrestling industry. In it’s 25-year history, the list has shocked fans, excluded or rewarded wrestlers, and become one of the year’s biggest debates.

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8 Most Legendary Shawn Michaels Performances Ever

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Shawn Michaels once memorably said, “The Heartbreak Kid lays down for absolutely no one!” That seemed to hold up pretty well in the 90s, as Shawn famously forfeited more championships than anyone in modern wrestling history.

It was more than a braggadocios line; it seemed to be his message to the entire WWE locker room. From phantom injuries, to timely suspensions, Shawn found a way to win numerous big matches and championships, but not lose them.

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