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WWE needs to introduce a new Attitude Era to boost dwindling ratings

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WWE's ratings for their flagship show Monday Night Raw, have been dwindling by the thousands over the last month or so - their show two weeks being the lowest watched RAW of all time.

WWE chairman Vince McMahon is scrambling for solutions, and it's shown, as he brought back Brock Lesnar last week in mid-October instead of his usual SummerSlam to Royal Rumble absence.

And this past Monday's show had legends Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Ric Flair, and Lesnar.

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Missing

One member of the WWE Hall of Fame that was rumored to show up but did not is 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.

I'll tell you one thing, if that shattered glass echoed through the arena, the fans would most certainly rise to their feet, as would ratings.

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The Texas Rattlesnake is exactly what WWE needs, as he helped WWE pull out of a deep hole quite like they're in now, back in the late 90's and early 00's.

That's what WWE needs to do again, another Attitude Era. No doubt Steve Austin and The Rock led the way during the Attitude Era but, names like Triple H, Mick Foley, The Undertaker, Kane, Kurt Angle, and Rikishi also helped take the pressure off those two stars.

WWE is relying too much on Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins to carry the load now. WWE may not have noticed, but fans hate both of them.

Jack Swagger is still under contract and I can't remember the last time he was on RAW. Dean Ambrose needs a push as well. Come on WWE, wake up. Let's compare WWE current stars to attitude era stars.

Seth Rollins

Triple H.

He has the attitude that you want in a champion but enough is enough. We've seen what he can do. We know every single time he comes out for a title match he's going to win in some cheap way, only to come out the next night, stand in the middle of the ring for 10 minutes, talk about how great he is, then leave.

We've seen it. Let's move on. Why don't we turn Rollins into a good guy for once? He's been a heel his entire career, going back to when he was a Shield member. Make him a good champion and maybe fans will connect and gravitate towards him. Why not? WWE has nothing to lose at this point.

Dean Ambrose

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.

This guy has the potential to be an absolute star. The fans love him, we know that by the huge pop he gets when his music hits.

Yet, WWE continues to keep him on the sidelines. When he does get a match, it's the middle of the card, or a six man tag match. The fans aren't focused on just him, and that's what he needs.

He's just like Austin. His defiant, do what he wants when he wants attitude is almost identical to the Rattlesnake. Ambrose can be a star and take WWE to the top again, the question is, will WWE take advantage. 

Dolph Ziggler

Mick Foley.

Let's face it, the man is just a good wrestler. He can sell and deliver moves like few in the business right now. Every time he comes out, he's guaranteed to have a good match.

He puts his body on the line every match, much like Foley. His talents are under-used and he too, is another guy that could be a great champion and has the ability to connect with the crowd, like Foley. Another missed opportunity by WWE.

Roman Reigns

The Rock.

Being related to the 'Great One' himself, you would think Reings would connect with the fans pretty easily. Wrong. They loved him for a while but Vince tried to push him too far, way too fast.

Reigns was in the title picture for a while, before losing on a Rollins cash in, and then setting up a ridiculous storyline with the Wyatt's. Way to go WWE, you found another way to spoil a top dog.

Reigns has the credentials to be huge. He's got the look, the swagger, the catchphrases, the in-ring talent, he's got it all. WWE just used him wrong. Heck, even a surprise return from The Rock at Royal Rumble couldn't quiet the boos towards Reigns.

Cesaro

Undertaker.

If you want to talk about wasted talent, look no further than Cesaro. He's one of, if not the strongest guys WWE has and they've done nothing with him.

They teamed him with Tyson Kidd. Does anyone know who Tyson Kidd even is? Come on now. WWE has yet to put gold around his waist. Actually, they did. He had one United States title reign back in 2012. Big deal.

If WWE wants to climb back to the top of the mountain, they need to use their talents wisely.

WWE needs to do something and fast. As their ratings continue to plumitt, so do their fans. Less and less fans have showed up at live events and if they want the trend to go up again, they must add these superstars back to the card.

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