In the early 90s, the wrestling landscape was completely different. There was no internet to help smart fans on social media and there was no real way of interacting with your favourite wrestler unless you attended a live event.
Many still consider the wrestling business before the internet to be much more successful, because it was much easier to keep the business inside the kayfabe bubble. This is pretty much why many still consider the Attitude Era to be the most successful in the history of WWE.
Whilst the Attitude Era was much edgier and much harder to watch for many children, it was a show that many adults enjoyed. This all changed when WWF was rebranded as WWE and the PG era then followed closely behind. The landscape of wrestling then changed forever.
The problem here is the fact that many wrestlers were sadly lost in the shuffle and were never seen in WWE again. This was either because WWE decided to go in a different direction or because the superstar failed to fit in with what WWE wanted the company to look like afterwards.
Either way, the following is a list of 10 WWE wrestlers who performed in the 90s and looks at the direction in which their lives have gone since their moment in the spotlight.
Debra was a part of WWE when women were treated a lot differently than they are in today's PG era. They were used as a way to attract male attention to the product and many became world wide sex symbols, thanks to the promotion from WWE.
Christian and Edge arrived on the WWE scene in 1998 and changed the landscape of tag team wrestling forever. Along with The Hardys and The Dudley Boyz, they were involved in one of the greatest WrestleMania matches of all time at WrestleMania 17 - the famed TLC Match.
8 Ken Shamrock
The 1998 King of the Ring winner is best remembered in WWE for his runs as both a Tag Team Champion with Big Boss Man and as the Intercontinental Champion, even though his time in WWE was brief.
7 Road Dogg
Anyone who watched WWF in the 1990s would definitely remember The New Age Outlaws. Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were two of the original members of DX, and two of the most entertaining superstars of that decade.
6 Lex Luger
Lex Luger was all set to be one of the biggest stars of the 90s. To some of the more hardcore wrestling fans, they believe Luger played an integral part in the wrestling world while others could debate that Luger was another superstar who made it to WWE based on his build rather than his talent.
The Native American Warrior was a big hit in WWE during the early 90s and was even given an undefeated streak in his early months with the company. Tatanka was never going to reach the heights of the company because he didn’t look or sound the way a champion should, but he was able to enjoy the spotlight for much longer than many people expected.
4 Sid Vicious
Sid was a bodybuilder who made his way to WWE in the 90s. He is a former two-time World Heavyweight Champion and is considered as one of the most recognizable wrestlers of that era under the name of Sycho Sid.
One of the first recognized WWE Divas, Sable brought the feminine touch to WWE for over a decade between 1994 and 2004. She was the blonde beauty that found her way to the Women’s Championship and the cover of Playboy Magazine before WWE’s women were made PG.
2 Val Venis
One of the most controversial figures in WWE during the 1990s, Val Venis was well known for his gimmick and the fact that whenever he feuded with a superstar, he would usually make an adult video with their wife or girlfriend. This seemed to stop when Venis messed with the wrong person and almost had his "pee pee" cut off.
1 Razor Ramon
One of the biggest stars of WCW and WWE in the 1990s, Razor Ramon played a huge part in WWE and WCW's Monday Night Wars after he teamed up with Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and became the nWo in WCW.
Razor had his fair share of substance addictions during his time in the spotlight and has since been admitted to many rehab facilities. However, Diamond Dallas Page made a break through with Hall after he invited him to his house and taught him DDP Yoga. Since then, Razor has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and has been announced as part of the Global Force Wrestling roster.
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