The Attitude Era was a promo-heavy era.
Kurt Angle remembers it well.
The WWE Hall of Fame legend reflected on the WWE Attitude Era being a storyline promo-driven era during the latest installment of his official podcast, “The Kurt Angle Show.”
“We did quite a bit of them during the Attitude Era [promo segments]. I mean, the Attitude Era was a storyline promo city,” he said. “Okay. It wasn’t even wrestling. It got to the point that there was so little wrestling that none of the wrestlers tied up when they started the match. They’d start with action, punch, punch, punch, shoot, reverse off the ropes.”
Angle continued, “It was all high action because they didn’t have time to tell a story at the beginning of the match. Because they did so much. They spent so much time on promos and pre-tapes that they didn’t have a lot of time for wrestling. They made sure they gave the fans their money’s worth [pay-per-view event matches].”
Check out the complete episode of the show via the YouTube player embedded below. H/T to WrestlingHeadlines.com for transcribing the above quotes.