Where are they now? WWE Attitude Era superstars
December 19, 2015 - WWE
Stories driven by any and all things descent ushered in a many successful duration in veteran wrestling.
The supposed Attitude Era of veteran wrestling noted a final time that WWE was during a tallness of mainstream recognition — regulating from Dec 1997 until May 2002.
What tangible this duration was a joining to provocative, politically improper storylines and characters.
Characters like The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin dominated shade time, though a association was sparse with weird mid-card characters and implicitly discouraging stories.
An emblematic storyline arc of a epoch concerned Val Venis, a porn star impression whose genuine life performer is now regulating a pot hospital underneath a name Kaptain Kannabis.
Venis was tricked by his Japanese tab group partner that led to an off-screen samurai sword castration — that was suggested to be avoided due to decline and an support from John Wayne Bobbit.
Here is what has happened to some of a many important superstars of a Attitude Era:
There is no doubt that Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson is one of a many tangible stars to emerge from a sports party industry.
Johnson had a widen as a heading male in some films early in his career, though did not turn an movement heavenly until his 2011 purpose in “Fast Five.”
The former WWE luminary stays a part-time performer with a association — appearing during WrestleMania 31 final Mar with warrior and “Furious 7” co-star Ronda Rousey to provoke a intensity tab group match.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
While The Rock had a largest mainstream interest following his full-time wrestling career, no one was some-more dear by wrestling fans than Stone Cold Steve Austin.
The Texas Rattlesnake symbolized a Attitude epoch since of his standing as a beer-swigging antihero of a company.
Austin, like The Rock, maintains a part-time bequest purpose with a company. His picture seemed on a cover of a final WWE video diversion and special episodes of his renouned podcast are hosted on a WWE Network.
While Triple H did not have a wild support of The Rock or Austin, a wrestler now binds a many energy within a association of all former superstars.
The Game was concerned in an on-screen intrigue with Stephanie McMahon, that eventually incited into a genuine life marriage.
The span has a distinguished storyline purpose as a mean The Authority — that plays off Triple H’s stream purpose as executive clamp boss of a WWE.
Whether it was as Mankind, Cactus Jack or Dude Love, Foley was dear for his everyman picture and persona.
Foley’s post-wrestling career has also damaged a mold of what is approaching from veteran wrestlers. He is heavily concerned in free and advocacy work with organizations like Make-A-Wish and a Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.
The Long Island local also appears during comedy clubs opposite a nation to tell stories from his tenured career in a squared circle.
He maintains a attribute with a WWE and appears intermittently in promotional roles.
The McMahon Family
The genuine knave of a Attitude Era was authority, and no one was improved matched for a purpose than a McMahon family.
The family was led by primogenitor Vince McMahon , who many will remember for his odd, musclebound strut to a ring before grappling with his promotion’s biggest superstars. At age 70, McMahon still manages a trail of all artistic outlay from a organization.
While Vince got into his possess earthy scuffles in a ring, no member of a McMahon family embodied a in-ring ethos of a epoch than his son, Shane. As a aspirant in a ring, Shane-O-Mac was always enchanting in hardcore matches where he would be struck by weapons and be on possibly finish of high-flying aerial attacks. In 2009, McMahon quiescent from a association and helped emanate China’s Netflix equivalent.
Stephanie McMahon has ascended to a tip of a WWE and is now their “chief code officer.”
Like Shane, she was concerned in mixed storylines during a Attitude era. The many unfortunate arc was when she simulated to be unperceiving by her now-husband and got a drive-through marriage in Las Vegas — while she was intent to be married to another wrestler.
The Undertaker was maybe a many singly veteran wrestling character.
His impression of “The Deadman” took on a abnormal persona that concerned things like dim wake processions to enter a ring, a ring chaperon reasonably named Paul Bearer and initiating compare forms like a buried alive match.
Because of a wear-and-tear of his ongoing 25-year career in a WWE, a Undertaker is now a once-a-year performer. Until 2014, a 50-year-old had an undefeated strain during WrestleMania — that finished during 21-1 during WrestleMania 30 to Brock Lesnar.
It should not be a warn that another impression with a weird backstory would be a half-brother of Undertaker.
Billed as a wicked pyromaniac, a masked wrestler was concerned in some of a many absurd storylines of a Attitude era. The one that is seen as a many unfortunate tract in WWE story concerned a illusory “Katie Vick” who in a story was an ex-girlfriend that Kane murdered — a essential eventuality decorated Triple H enchanting in necrophilia during her funeral.
While Kane is still an active WWE wrestler, he is concerned in free work and is a outspoken Libertarian Party supporter.
Angle was a usually veteran wrestler to acquire both WWE bullion and an Olympic bullion medal.
After earning a bullion award in a 1996 Olympic Games, a medalist sealed with a WWE in 1998 and became one of a biggest superstars of his time.
Since Angle over a WWE, a wrestler has been charged 4 times for DWIs. Angle was indicted of stalking his then-girlfriend in 2009 — charges were forsaken after though an agreement was reached to equivocate destiny contact.
Benoit is concerned in one of a many comfortless and offensive stories of a pain years of wrestling can cause.
He was frequency seen as a marquee luminary during any indicate in his career, though he was reputable by peers as one of a best wrestlers of all-time.
After 22 years of wrestling, Benoit murdered his mother and son before he hanged himself.
The initial news led some to trust that Benoit committed a act underneath a change of steroids. But after doctors complicated his brain, a wrestler had shown transparent signs of mind repairs from postulated concussions over his two-decade-long career.
The grub of veteran wrestling also contributed to a genocide of Eddie Guerrero.
Guerrero was famous as a knave for his mantra of lying, intrigue and hidden his approach to victories. But fans fell for his energetic celebrity and in-ring skill.
Just as a wrestling lifer was winning a categorical events of WWE shows, he was found passed in his hotel room on Nov. 13, 2005.
An autopsy showed a wrestler died of strident heart disaster — that some have suspected was due to steroid use.