The AE's peak was 1998/1999 which means people can rank the era like this: Austin, Rock, McMahon, Taker and Mankind/Dude Love/ Cactus Jack can easily be put ahead of HHH on a list of Attitude era stars. You might be able to throw Kane in as well.
Actually, ratings & popularity wise, it was 99-00. Putting Kane over HHH during that period is a joke, and McMahon is not a wrestler, this discussion was about wrestlers. Out of the guys you named, HHH is arguably the #3 guy. If you disagree, so be it. A boat load of people however will name HHH right after Rock & Austin with Taker, and to a lesser extent, Foley being the only guys that rival him. He carried WWE on the heel side once Austin left for a whole year, a year WWE did better than Austin's run in 98. The McmHon/Helmsley era still stands as one of the most successful periods in history. Downplaying HHH's contributions to the business is typical IWC smark mentality that I want no part of
Edited by Killer Queen, 14 March 2014 - 04:19 PM.