We all know the problems with guys like Goldberg and Undertaker and Triple H and Brock always coming back, but I'm watching a lot of 1998 stuff lately and I'm struck by how old the roster in general today is. In 1998 guys who were the 10+ year vets like Owen Hart and Big Bossman were just 33-35, with the clear majority of the talent being in their 20s. Just off the top of my head right now, guys like Miz, Morrison, Kofi, Ziggler, Sheamus, and Cesaro are all 40+ or just about there. 'Rising stars' like Braun, Big E, and Corbin are all in their late 30s.
I'm no ageist, guys like Batista and Bret Hart show you can get a push in your late 30s and be worth it. But jeez, where is the youth? What would you chalk this up to, are the dang Gen Z Zoomers just not developing fast enough for Vince? Did the NXT project ultimately value experience at the expense of new blood? What happened?
As you get older, time starts to compress for you, and now that Vince is in his 70s, the guys that have been around for 10 years seem like they've only been there for a year. It's actually a real thing that happens, which is why you get people around the blog being like “What? It's the 20th anniversary of Wrestlemania 2000? That was just last year!” Getting old, man. It sucks.