When John Byrne took over the title he basically had a choice. Go with
continuity from the Perez era (which was consistent and all the stories
made sense) or from the Loebs era (which had constant inconsistencies).
Unfortunately, the two really can't both be observed as they directly
contradict each other in many ways. After studying both, John decided
that Perez continuity just made a heck of a lot more sense. And he
realized that most of the fans of Wonder Woman were upset by Loebs'
ignoring continuity. So he decided, no offense to Mr. Loebs, that when
there was a question or a conflict, to go with Perez continuity.