WWE has spent many years trying to replicate the success of the Attitude Era. And who can blame them, it was a time of incredible prosperity for the company, one which the industry had never seen before. While many aspects of that time period haven’t exactly aged well, there were definitely some basic principles of the Attitude Era which we believe could still make the transition to the modern WWE. Here are some things that were common in the Attitude Era that WWE should consider adapting in order to make the current product more enjoyable.
10. Unique Pay Per View Sets
This first one isn’t exclusive to the Attitude Era, but it was an important feature of that period. Ever since WWE entered the HD era, the set for Raw is the same as the set for Smackdown, and the set for every Pay Per View is remarkably similar as well. From a certain perspective it makes sense, because it’s easier to manage a bunch of easily moveable HD video boards that have a limited number of ways to be arranged, and almost certainly more cost effective as well. However, we’re not asking WWE to build expensive WrestleMania sets for every Pay Per View, we just want something to make them look unique. Remember the giant hooks that got worked into the motif of every Backlash PPV? The various themed sets for the Royal Rumble? Even just some uniquely shaped video boards would be nice, once in a while. At this point, it seems like if you were watching a random match replay, you’d probably have trouble remembering which show it happened on just from a visual inspection, because everything looks exactly the same at this point. They don’t even use different ring ropes between Raw, Smackdown, and Pay Per Views most of the time!