It was a time when telling off your boss, showing nudity and doing segments considered cutting-edge was commonplace. Flipping off another person or using crass, crude words to get your point across ... you were capable of doing just about anything. During the Attitude Era there were instances of fires and garbage cans being used, and being thrown off of scaffolds was a common practice. But, that doesn't mean the era always provided the best quality of wrestling or wrestlers at the time.
At times the Attitude Era shot and misfired when it came to those wrestling at the time. So while we may have been blessed with the likes of Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin, we were forced to watch rather large and plodding performers that didn't do much in the ring outside looking as though they were good. Unfortunately, with the rise of hardcore at the time, bad wrestlers could get away with being bad because it was surrounded by so many other distractions. However, if we really looked hard at WWE at the time, there were wrestlers that weren't as good at wrestling as fans would have hoped. Here are 12 of the worst wrestlers of the Attitude Era.
12 The Blue Meanie
8 T10. Public Enemy
7 Big Daddy V
6 The Cat
5 Terri Runnels
2 Ahmed Johnson
1 T1. Mean Street Posse
As one third of a group that was presented as friends of Shane McMahon, Joey Abs helped represent the “mean streets” of Greenwich, Connecticut. Now I'm sure there are probably parts of Connecticut where you don't want to walk into a dark alley. But if you did, these three sweater vest wearing guys wouldn't be the ones to feel threatened. What is interesting to note is that Abs had competed for five years prior to his opportunity with Rodney and Pete Gas in the Mean Street Posse faction. Once the attitude era drew to a close so did Joey's wrestling career.
Pete Gas stood by his buddy Shane McMahon, and much like his allies Joey Abs and Rodney represented the mean streets of Greenwich, Connecticut. Now I'm sure there are probably parts of Connecticut where you don't want to walk into a dark alley. But if you did, these three sweater vest wearing guys wouldn't be the ones to feel threatened. Despite being trained by the legendary Dr. Tom Prichard, these three men didn't seem to show the same kind of wrestling skill that their trainer did. What is interesting to note is that all members of the faction were retired by 2001. While Gas and Rodney had very brief careers.
Rodney is the one member of the faction that stands alone as arguably the worst wrestler of the attitude era. Despite being part of a notable faction alongside Shane McMahon with Pete Gas and Joey Abs, Rodney appeared mismatched both in the ring and in the faction. While it would have been nice to see what could have come from him with time that sadly wasn't in the cards for the sweater vest toting Mean Street Posse member. Just as mentioned with fellow Pete Gas and Joey Abs, Rodney appears to have vanished from wrestling altogether and back to Greenwich.
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