Sheamus Says WWE Attitude Era Not Even Close To Current Era
Friday, April 14, 2017
Longtime WWE fans often look back at the Attitude Era with the Rock, Mick Foley and Degeneration X as some of the best wrestling entertainment ever, but current WWE Raw brand superstar Sheamus disagrees.
In an interview for the UK Sun promoting the upcoming WWE Payback pay-per-view event, Sheamus said the current WWE is better than ever.
Here's his thoughts:
“The level of athleticism has evolved so much since we watched as kids. The athletes that WWE has now are far superior to anything that we had the 1980s or the 1990s. You look back at the Attitude Era and the level of entertainment we put in the ring now. The Attitude Era doesn’t even come close. I’m not afraid to say that either. You watch some of the stuff Cesaro does in the ring; with his size, the way he moves around the ring, the moves he hits, the way he picks up guys twice his size. It’s just a different level.”
Sheamus also talked about why his tag team run with Cesaro has gotten over with the fans:
“We wrestled each a lot of times over the years. We had our best of seven series, so we’re well aware of each other’s offensive moves and how each other wrestles. I think the great thing about our tag team is that we’re two different individuals.
We’re not conforming to each other. We have our own identities, so it’s easy for us to go off and do singles stuff. Tag teams of the past have been a unit. But the fact we’re not a unit, that we have our own strong identities, is what makes it work because we’re competing against each other too. That’s the charm.”
WWE Payback is scheduled for Sunday, April 30, at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.