The WWE Attitude Era really defined modern day wrestling. Most fans from that time period that are still fans today (or who abandoned it) clamour for the ways of the pre-PG era. The days of Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Undertaker or the likes of a stable such as D-Generation X are long gone. While the big names are starting to enter the Hall of Fame or have an elite status with the company, there were plenty of others that played a key role that you might have forgotten about. The people left their marks in the company, even if the WWE does not want you to remember it.
The one thing about the Attitude Era was the amount of tragedy involved. Big name stars during this time certainly left us way too early. These stars have been omitted from this list, but guys such as Test, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, and Big Bossman all played prominent roles during the latter part of the Attitude Era. However, you will be surprised at some of the people on this list. Some of these people have moved on to do great things and some are even still active in the industry, just not the WWE.
Guys like Chris Jericho, Kane, and The Undertaker still put their time in today as this proves how important this time period was. Some of the people on this list just could not catch on or were not the right fit for the characters they portrayed. Others moved on based on their own merits. While some of these people might have left a bad taste in Vince McMahon’s mouth, they should not be forgotten for their contributions during this revolution of professional wrestling. Here are our Top 15 “Where Are They Now” Stories for Forgotten Attitude Era Stars.
13 The Headbangers
12 Terri Runnels
10 “Lethal Weapon” Steve Blackman
It became a customary act to see Debra and her “Puppies” on Monday Night Raw later in the Attitude Era. After Sable left, Debra seemed to pop up as the main sexual symbol for WWE. As a manager, she lead quite a few Superstars to the ring and even managed to win a Women’s Championship. She had the look and feel of professional wrestling, and even ended up marrying Stone Cold Steve Austin. That ended badly with a domestic dispute and she left the WWE in 2002.
8 D’Lo Brown
7 Hardcore Holly
5 Perry Saturn
Remember: Saturn Lives. This is what is stated on his official Facebook page.
4 The Godfather
3 Stevie Richards
2 Val Venis
1 Ken Shamrock
“The World’s Most Dangerous Man” actually had quite a career in the WWE during the Attitude Era. However, most people just don’t think about him bringing him back to the WWE. According to Shamrock, the two sides are not on speaking terms and have not been in quite some time. However, the WWE website still acknowledges his existence. With his focus staying on a MMA style, Shamrock was part of the UFC before it blew up and returned during the stages of it really blowing up. Shamrock still fights today, although has received criticism of being past his prime, as he recently lost to Kimbo Slice and was unimpressive.
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