As soon as the big guns such as (The Rock, Austin, Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, RVD etc) decided to leave the company and pursue other ventures. Vince needed to find new and aspiring stars that could help move the company forward and into a new era.
Several Superstars such as CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Ted Dibiase Jr. and others all came to fold however none made more of an impact then the rise of the three Kings Randy Orton, John Cena and Batista also we had veteran yet up and comer to the main event scene Edge.
These superstars helped to fill the void that the others left behind. Cena is now one of the most popular superstars that ever graced a WWE ring. Randy Orton became the number one Heel of the business, his Legend Killer persona and his Viper gimmick helped him excell to the top as well as putting on some great matches with the likes of HHH, Rey, Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. Batista became the animal and the power of the WWE his aura and raw power helped him to the top of the mountain under the pupilage of HHH and Flair. Add those three superstars with seasoned veterans such as Undertaker, Kane, HHH, Shawn Michaels, Edge and others the end product does not seem that bad.
Those three men have won a combined total of over 20 World Championships in the space of 5years. As oppose to The Rock, Austin’s and HHH’s 18 titles from 1997-2003