In an article posted by Wrestlezone.com, Chris Cash told of how former WWE Superstar X-Pac (real name: Sean Waltman) is upset at an offer THQ made to him and other alumni of the much-missed “Attitude Era” of wrestling.
For those who don’t know, The “Attitude Era” spanned from 1995 until 2001, and is remembered fondly by fans for the formation of D-Generation X by Triple H and Shawn Michaels in 1997 (and revival following Shawn Michaels’ retirement from the company in 1998), the rise of Stone Cold Steve Austin in 1997 to WWE Champion in 1998 and beyond, as well as arguably the most talented roster in wrestling history.
For instance, do you remember Kane’s debut in the middle of the first-ever Hell in a Cell match between Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker? It looked a little something like this:
Apparently THQ “low-balled” X-Pac and “other Attitude Era stars” because they are not employed by either the Legends contract or a WWE contract. While I cannot confirm a dollar amount and I hope any issues are still capable be resolved, within this complaint lies good news. WWE ’13 is reaching out to stars of an era that many wrestling fans adore and look upon with great passion.
Personally, I’d love to see more emphasis on the “old days”, but one does have to wonder how much would actually make it into the game. The PG days are upon us, meaning a vast amount of the memories from the “Attitude Era” would not be able to be viewed or heard in their entirety. At this point, just having the ability to use the same stars I enjoyed in WWE No Mercy is enough, as it’s been too long without them.
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