On the 15th Anniversary of Monday Night Raw, Vince McMahon claimed himself the greatest superstar in Raw history. While he obviously is not, it is not as far of a stretch as you might think.
The Attitude Era is widely considered the greatest time in WWE and professional wrestling history. Think about the greatest moments from that time. Many of them involved McMahon.
Whether he was getting humiliated by D-Generation X or getting stunned by Stone Cold Steve Austin, McMahon always seemed to be in the middle of the most exciting and memorable moments.
There are two different "Vince McMahon's." There is Vince McMahon, the businessman who has built the WWE into what it is today. Then there is Mr. McMahon, the heel superstar.
Recently, McMahon has weaned his way off of television and it is a rare occasion that he shows up on Raw at all. While he is still involved with the company as the businessman, the WWE needs his superstar persona to come back.
McMahon could easily be seen as one of the greatest heels of all time. He has an unbelievable knack for making the crowd love him one minute, then completely flipping on him and hate him the next minute.
Getting the fans to focus their hate on McMahon, helped make the faces even more popular. Just look at Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Austin's constant feud with McMahon was must-see TV. Everyone wanted to see an employee beat up their boss each week.
McMahon has never been afraid to embarrass and make a fool of himself for the benefit of the fans and company. He never hesitated to abuse his power and seemed to love being hated.
Do you want Vince McMahon, the superstar, back on Raw every week?
Last year, CM Punk started his quick rise to the top of the company. He did this through a feud with John Cena and McMahon.
Punk threatened to win the WWE Championship and leave the company with it. This feud felt like one out of the Attitude Era because it had two superstars in Punk and Cena, not afraid to tell their boss off and say whatever was on their minds. It brought back the edginess that has been missing for some time.
Unfortunately, McMahon is no longer a regular on the weekly programs. When he has made appearances, they have been as the businessman, not the superstar.
The WWE has been in need of a dominant heel on Raw. McMahon, the superstar, might be that heel. If he were to come back, abuse his power and become that hated heel we remember from the Attitude Era, the WWE could only benefit.
The potential for feuds with Cena, Punk, Randy Orton and other superstars could once again make Monday Night Raw must-see TV.