WWE: 5 Horrible PG Era Wrestlers and What They'd Look Like in Attitude

Stephen UrbaniakCorrespondent IJune 27, 2011

WWE: 5 Horrible PG Era Wrestlers and What They'd Look Like in Attitude

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    Thanks to slamzilla.ca for the photo!
    Thanks to slamzilla.ca for the photo!

    The Attitude Era was one of the most successful runs in WWE history.  With stars such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Mankind, it was a time where anti-authority figures (Austin) would rebel against authority figures (Vince McMahon).

    The PG Era consisted of WWE trying to integrate more family-oriented programming, and taking out the notable non-family elements such as swearing, exposure of certain body parts, stars running down stars with vehicles and so on.

    A lot of wrestlers have made their marks in the PG Era, such as Mr. Kennedy, and The Miz.

    Here are five wrestlers who have made their marks in the PG Era, and what they would look like in the Attitude Era:

1. Mr. Kennedy

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    Thanks to wrestlezone.com for the photo!

    One of the more "Attitude-esque" stars in the PG Era, Mr. Kennedy was another of the superstars that journeyed from the independent circuit to WWE in 2005.

    He was probably the most unlucky superstar in recent memory as he was released from his contract four days after returning from injury on May 29, 2009 and has since signed with TNA.

    Mr. Kennedy feuded with high-profile superstars such as Jeff Hardy and Shawn Michaels and was suspended for 30 days after being named in a report of WWE Superstars who were alleged to have used to steroids.

    He was a one-time world champion during his stint in WWE and is currently TNA's world heavyweight champion for the second time.


    If He Were in the Attitude Era

    If Mr. Kennedy were in the Attitude Era, he would be just fine.  I think he would've fit in with the hardcore wrestlers such as Steve Blackman, Crash Holly and Hardcore Holly.  He would struggle against top competition from that time, as Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind and the Undertaker all were the face of that era.

2. Evan Bourne

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    One of the more promising superstars in recent history, Evan Bourne broke into RAW in 2009 and is another practitioner of the lucha-libre style of wrestling.

    He has feuded with stars such as Jack Swagger, Zack Ryder and Sheamus.  He has teamed with John Cena, Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton.

    Evan has had some chances at winning gold with the WWE, but has come up short in title matches.


    If He Were in Attitude Era

    I believe that Bourne would have some high-flying competition in the Attitude Era, as he would be competing with Jeff and Matt Hardy, Shawn Michaels and Rob Van Dam.  I believe he would be able to break through and actually win the tag team championships.

3. The Miz

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    One of the more known superstars in the PG Era, the Miz has been a winner on many occasions in the business.

    He has been WWE Champion, U.S. Champion and has held the Unified WWE Tag Team Championships with the Big Show. 

    He has feuded with John Cena, The Rock and Alex Riley.  He has been widely viewed as a heel during most of his time in the company.


    If He Were in Attitude Era

    The Miz would be beaten like a drum.  Some of the best stars in the business were in the Attitude Era, and The Miz would be outclassed on a weekly basis.  He would be competing with the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and The Undertaker.  The Miz would be a lower-tier superstar during that time.  He and Alex Riley would essentially be non-factors in the heavyweight division.

4. Sheamus

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    Sheamus has also been a successful superstar, but has lost to to stars such as Kofi Kingston and John Morrison.

    He has held the WWE Championship on two occasions and has feuded with superstars such as Goldust, Shelton Benjamin, Triple H and Morrison.

    Sheamus has since been drafted to SmackDown and has been working his way back up the ranks since losing the U.S. Championship to Kofi Kingston.


    If He Were in Attitude Era

    If Sheamus were in the Attitude Era, he would find a fit among the hardcore wrestlers such as the Holly Brothers, Cactus Jack and Steve Blackman.  Sheamus is a superstar who wants to win at any cost, and he doesn't care who stands in his way.

5. John Morrison

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    After debuting in WWE in 2004, Morrison has been the WWE Tag Team champion, the World Tag Team champion and the Intercontinental champion in the company.

    He has had several championship matches against The Miz, and Jeff Hardy during his time in the WWE.  He has feuded with several stars such as Sheamus, The Miz and R-Truth.

    Morrison also participated in the 2010 King of the Ring, but lost to eventual champion Sheamus.

    He had previously been known as Johnny Nitro and had worked several gimmicks working as then-Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff.


    If He Were in Attitude Era

     Morrison would be in a long list of stars in the Attitude Era; he would be competing for some kind of championship each and every week.  He would have some top-tier competition and would be highly successful.  He would also fit in with the Era's hardcore element and would be a force in that kind of competition.

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