Been watching Attitude era kino is there a reason why literally every other match would end in nonstop DQs?

Been watching Attitude era kino is there a reason why literally every other match would end in nonstop DQs? Its still great TV and way better than the product now, but the amount of DQ finishes every week was absurd, same for WCW back then and way more than now

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    marks were easier to work

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Attitude Era was gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      JRs commentary + the crowd booing makes this hilarious

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Aha, genuinely laughing at this, everyone was pitch perfect. The stooges being gross and creepy. Crash being the cheeky poacher. JR keeping the context on these two legends and Vince as puppet master. King laughing his head off like he's not seen the script. Fantastic comedy spot.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it used to be better.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Basically to advance the story and keep guys fairly strong until the PPV. Back then people just wanted to pop and see some guys trade moves for a few minutes until the main event players did their thing

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AEWites and even new WWE drones will never understand that the show was meant to sell the PPV and rushed through the matches because that wasn't the important part. The matches did matter, but only on PPV, which is where they made the money. Nowadays you need 5 star 30 minute barn burners to start RAW or else it sucks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And now Raw & Smackdown are infinitely worse to sit through with drawn out matches with the same predictable repeated kick outs filled with jobbers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Which ironically makes modern wrestling so dimeless. The reason why everyone in the AE was over (or seemed to be over), was that you didn't get to see them that much. You got 3-5 of them and maybe another 1 minute interference. It made what would be normally dimeless shitters, from Crash Holly, Steve Blackman, the acolytes/APA, Blue Meanie, etc

        Essentially, everybody in the attitude era was an attraction.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It was actually like an episodic drama now it’s just a gayer ufc

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Attitude era PPV matches were bullshit too though.

      Some of the TV DQs are because of the unapologetic Monday night war hotshotting meaning they advertised matches there was no fricking way they could have actually have a result on TV.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is insane considering we have 30 minute long kick out marathons now

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There were more DQs because the world just had more rulebreaking badasses back then.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah back then it felt like everyone on the roster was doing everything they can to frick each other over, a far cry from the jobbers today who are so boring and generic goody two shoes morons

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can't have a 5 star bangerino if some meanie refuses to cooperate.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can't have a 5 star bangerino if some meanie refuses to cooperate.

        The Attitude Era began with a 5-star match between two guys in a hateful bloodfeud you worthless drones.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you're referring to Austin/Bret, please don't insult the legacy of that incredible match by lumping it together with whatever forgettable flippy superkick garbage dave meltzer lumps it in with.

          Saying Bret/Austin was a "5 star match" as an equivalency metric to legitimize the heatless dimeless garbage they give 5 stars to today is so fricking insulting.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The fact he didn’t give Attitude era matches 5 stars but is willing to hand them out to Cody, Seth, Basedmi, ect is actual lunacy

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think the fact that he didn’t give any American match between the first HIAC match in 1997 to 2003 5 stars during the hottest period in wrestling and the first one he did give was some ROH match between CM Punk and Samoa Joe back when the company was ran by israeli pedophile Rob Feinstein is the biggest example of why Meltzer is full of shit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It was great because, as you say so yourself, it was a hateful bloodfeud. Plus, you conveniently ignore the double turn, AFTER the match, that felt like you were watching a changing of the guard in real time. It built empathy for Austin as the new hero, and sent Bret into his embittered has-been hero downward spiral. Thats why you still talk about this match 27 years later.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the truth of it the actual wrestling is the least important part of wrestling. At least it can be and can afforded to be presented as much when you have an entire roster, top to bottom, of genuinely over wrestlers

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Particularly in WCW wrestlers would b***h and moan about doing jobs, leading to a lot of dogshit DQs and schmozzes

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >We in the WWF, think that you, the audience, are quite frankly, tired of having your "intelligence insulted"

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wrestlers used to be big stars and people didn't like seeing them lose

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >more drama
    >leads to backstage angle
    >clever way to keep matches short
    >adds to unpredictability of the show - anything can happen
    >clearly separates heels from faces on screen
    >both wrestlers stay strong and undefeated
    >save the clear victory to end the feud
    its just good writing

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah it’s overrated. the era right before it, but only the world title scene, was the actual good shit. when bret turned heel and sid was there

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