Last week, we presented the Top 50 WWF Stars Of The 1980s. This week, put some Nirvana in your Discman, check out the AOL community for Seinfeld and check out this totally radical look at the Top 50 WWF Stars Of The 1990s.
The 1990s was one of the most diverse periods in WWF history. The first part of the decade saw Hulkamania ride into the sunset (or at least, over to WCW), paving the way for a New Generation of WWF superstars to make a name for themselves as wrestling's top promotion continued along a very cartoonish presentation of its product.
But something happened halfway through the decade. WCW, tired of being the industry's punching bag, fought back and did much more than buy out Hogan's contract - it also created competitive programming. To counter, Vince McMahon completely reinvented his product and created the famed Attitude Era, which would bring the WWF to a level of celebrity that hadn't been seen before -- or since.
In selecting the Top 50 WWF Stars Of The 1990s, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories looked at the following criteria:
How prominent was the star in the WWF between the years 1990 and 1999 (e.g. excluding what they may have accomplished elsewhere)?
Were they involved in memorable matches and angles?
Did they win any WWF championships during this time (not crucial, given announcers and managers on this list, too)?
Are they often associated with the 1980s wrestling scene?
Ready? Here we go!