The days of Stone Cold, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Undertaker, Kane and Big Show winning main events every month was over.
It was now time for the next generation of talents to take over.
John Cena, Batista, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Edge (who won Money in the Bank earlier in the evening) and others were ready. It was now their chance to shine!
Yes, the veterans were still there. Yes, a lot of things stayed the same. That didn't matter!
It was clear that the tide was turning in the company. Years later, you can look back and see exactly what WWE was doing here.
Kurt Angle beat Shawn Michaels clean. Randy Orton started coming into his own as a heel.
John Cena and Batista both went nearly a year straight as champion. Edge and Mysterio both were featured and won major gold less than a year later.
The new era of the business was upon us.
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