Sheamus believes today’s WWE is better than the Attitude Era

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Sheamus is ready to set off an internet firestorm with his comments on today’s WWE product being better than the Attitude Era.

There is no question that the Attitude Era in WWE was the most profitable in the company’s history, and it could also be said that it was the most overall entertaining time period as well. You’ll find wrestling fans all over the globe that long for the days of Stone Cold Steve Austin driving beer trucks to the ring and The Rock explicitly insulting someone on the microphone as opposed to the PG product that the company puts on the television today.

Current WWE superstar Sheamus is not one of these people, though. No, the Celtic Warrior firmly believes that the product we constantly see today is better than what WWE put out during the Attitude Era in the late-1990s and early-2000s.

In a recent interview with The Sun, Sheamus rationalized that today’s WWE is better than what was put out there during the most famous era in the company’s history.

“The level of athleticism has evolved so much since we watched as kids,” the former multi-time world champion said.  “The athletes that WWE has now are far superior to anything that we had the 1980s or the 1990s. You look back at the Attitude Era and the level of entertainment we put in the ring now.  The Attitude Era doesn’t even come close. I’m not afraid to say that either. You watch some of the stuff Cesaro does in the ring; with his size, the way he moves around the ring, the moves he hits, the way he picks up guys twice his size. It’s just a different level.”

Now of course, some will just simply read the headline and prepare to release the vitriol all over the place, most specifically toward Sheamus, whom the internet fans are none too fond of most of the time.

However, he might not actually be wrong. When you look at his statement, he’s not really discussing the difference between the overall products, rather the in-ring aspect of things. While the Attitude Era very well may be far and away the most entertaining era in the company’s history, when you look back at the in-ring exhibitions we were treated too, you can find a lot of them that are really nothing to get all too pleased about.

Am I the biggest Sheamus fan out there? Not by any means — although I’m nowhere near as hard on the Irish star as some — but he may be in the right here … fella!