The 90s were probably the definitive era for professional wrestling, as the boom in the wrestling scene with the Monday Night Wars and the amazing product being shown by the likes of WWE, WCW and ECW to get one over each other made it the most competitive era in wrestling history and also created numerous stars in the process as well. Some of the stars might have played a big part in helping their promotion become the best wrestling show on TV, while others played their own parts to keep the product entertaining and lively.
Even though much of the wrestling greats from the 90s are still rather active, many of them actually let themselves go after falling off from the product with the turn of the century, as they aged pretty badly over the few years and now look to be in a terrible shape, looking much older and weaker than they actually are. Some other wrestlers on the other hand kept themselves in top shape and made sure that they are recognized as the stars they were back in the 90s as they, on the other hand, have aged very well over the years.
Here we take a look at those wrestling stars from the 90s who aged badly and those who aged well and where they are right now and what they’re doing after all these years.
15. AGED BADLY: Marty Jannetty (Then)
“The Rocker” Marty Jannetty found much love in the WWE in the 90s where he rose along with Shawn Michaels as part of probably the most exciting tag team in the promotion at the time, as he’d later get betrayed by his partner and be left to go his own way. Jannetty actually had a decent singles run in the WWE, winning the Intercontinental Championship from HBK later on. He’d later be a part of some other tag teams with the likes of the 1-2-3 Kid and Lief Cassidy (aka Al Snow), but his career went downhill soon enough as he was released by the WWE and wouldn’t find the wrestling fame anymore. He’d only come back for sporadic appearances in some of Shawn Michaels’ storylines.
15. AGED BADLY: Marty Jannetty (Now)
With the turn of the century, Jannetty would really struggle to get much work in wrestling as he’d return to the WWE because of HBK’s help and get involved in some storylines and wrestle sporadically as well. He started to wrestle for Chikara in 2011 where he was again mostly a part of some tag team matches and helped them with their own shows as well, as he had disappeared in the past few years before his name was mentioned on WWE TV, which enraged Jannetty who lashed out on twitter about it. He was a part of the class-action lawsuit filed against the WWE for incurring traumatic brain injuries, as a return to the company who gave him everything seems uncertain at this point. Jannetty is currently at a very low point in his career and struggling to find work because of his terrible shape which was because of some horrible drug abuse in the past.
14. AGED WELL: Al Snow (Then)
Al Snow might not be remembered by many fans, but he was actually one of the more refreshing, hilarious characters of the Attitude Era in the WWE as he failed in his first stint in the company, but a new gimmick with a “fake head” at his side made him one of the top stars of their Hardcore division at the time. Snow would be a mainstay of almost all the big Hardcore Championship matches and while he maintained himself as a hilarious character, he also put on some really good hardcore matches and made sure the audiences were entertained at all times during his matches. He put on a lot of work to get himself over with the fans and accomplished that feat with some really entertaining stuff to help WWE get one over WCW.
14. AGED WELL: Al Snow (Now)
While he was such a success during the 90s in the WWE, he couldn’t really match that popularity with the turn of the century as Snow became useless once WWE ditched their Hardcore Division. He would leave the company and come back for their OVW developmental for some time. He then joined TNA in 2008 as well as wrestling in the Independent circuit. He’s currently with TNA as the manager of the Tribunal as he still looks to be in a prime shape physically, looking absolutely ripped with all those muscles. Snow has maintained himself really well over the past few years and made sure that his age didn’t get the better of him.
13. AGED BADLY: Raven (Then)
Raven was probably one of the darkest characters in 90s wrestling, as the psychological heel made for some great story-lines in ECW and WWE during his time and was a prime reason on the success and rise of ECW in the 90s. Having worked for all three major promotions in his time, Raven found a unique persona in ECW in the mid 90s and ruled the promotion as their top star, as his amazing success led him to being recalled by the WWE later on as well. Raven’s amazing work for ECW in the 90s not only helped put ECW on the map, but also made him one of the best characters in wrestling at the time as he was soaring during the 90s but would face some harsh reality later on.