Generation Job

Hi Scott, I remember you saying in your review of Wrestling With Shadows that Montreal resulted in a whole crew of wrestlers having no qualms about doing jobs. And I know we’ve had guys since who’s politicked their way out doing them, but it’s not something you really hear about now (at least I don’t). So my question is, did Montreal (and a lesser extent, that generation finally moving on) kickstart it, or is it people now are just glad to be on tv and making a comfortable living that they don’t care?

I would definitely say that Montreal allowed Vince to kickstart the narrative of the “time honoured tradition” but I think Russo and his devalued win/loss stuff and prop titles really killed off that facet of the business for good.  So all these guys who came up watching the Attitude era believe in it now.