WWE News: Corey Graves claims that WWE are trying too hard to bring back the Attitude Era

WWE commentator Corey Graves

For the most part, the most recent episode of Monday Night Raw was entertaining - but Corey Graves was seemingly not happy with certain aspects.

During the grudge match between Bobby Lashley and Rusev, Graves simply tweeted 'No one cares' about the match or the rivalry.

And he followed that up with a tweet telling WWE to 'fire him already', which was posted around the time Raw was going off the air, after the 'Fist Fight' main event.

Many speculated that he only posted both these tweets to promote his After The Bell podcast, and he's used that platform to rant about not only the Rusev, Lana and Lashley storyline.

Graves stated that he's not been a fan of the storyline since it started, and that WWE are trying to recapture the glory days of the Attitude Era without having the characters to pull it off.

The storyline between Lana and Rusev has come in for special criticism from Corey Graves

"The things about the Attitude Era that we miss are not cheesy, Jerry Springer storylines, and four-letter words, and boobs," Graves said, per Fightful.

"The Attitude Era was awesome because you had a bunch of superstars who were allowed to figure things out, allowed to be themselves, allowed to connect and weren't pigeonholed or forced into these garbage circumstances.

"Every once in awhile, there was a terrible storyline, but people made it work because you could laugh at yourself. It was tongue in cheek. The talent made each other better. It was a competition, night after night. You had to figure out how to survive.

"There were a ton of awful, horrendous storylines. Mae Young gave birth to a hand. There was Katie Vick. Some of the worst storylines in the history of the business took place in the Attitude Era.

Graves pointed out how the Attitude Era also had terrible storylines - like Mae Young giving birth to a hand

"But as a whole, the business was on fire because everyone had to step up, even if you were in a garbage circumstance, you had an opportunity to make your own path.

"That's what we need, that's what we as fans miss from the Attitude Era. Not crude storylines, lewdness, 'puppies' and jokes like that. More action and guys who are badasses allowed to be badasses and be entertaining."

A strong rant from Graves, and his points are very valid.

The Attitude Era wasn't great for match quality and some feuds were extravagant, but the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Triple H made things entertaining and took WWE to new heights.

And the simple fact of the matter is despite the numbers on YouTube that the segments are doing, there's more people who are criticising the Rusev, Lashley and Lana feud.

When a WWE employee comes out and says it, you know things aren't great - and we hope Rusev comes out and dishes out a response to Graves as it'll make great entertainment!

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