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.
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?