WWE: Why CM Punk and Triple H Will Bring Back the Attitude Era

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 20, 2011

LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 18:  WWE wrestler Triple H attends the official weigh-in for boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 18, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will fight at the MGM on September 19.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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After CM Punk laid out one of the greatest shoot promos in wrestling history, the WWE world shifted more than we could have ever anticipated.

The huge amount of media exposure that the promo received was enough to make Vince McMahon and the WWE hierarchy realize that what they were doing wasn’t working.

While signing CM Punk was an obvious must behind the scenes, all the things that Punk said about the unfairness of the WWE struck a chord with everyone, and it was that original promo that helped open the company’s eyes.

After letting Punk walk out with his title, Vinny Mac would take a step out of the picture and enjoy life. They have been training Triple H for over a year to control the everyday operations of the business, and it’s time for a changing of the guard.

No matter who is in charge, they will always have an agenda and be biased one way or the other, but Triple H has the pulse of the wrestlers in the back. Vinny Mac was always the owner of the WWE to the wrestlers, but now the boss was once a guy they worked a match with or watched wrestle first-hand.

The hope is that the more interactive Triple H will raise the quality of the in-ring performances and the level in which the wrestlers hold themselves on the mic.

While his presence will be an instant boost to the wrestling product, it will be his impact on the storylines that has most of the diehard wrestling fans intrigued.

Over the last ten years, the WWE has gone away from the edgy Attitude Era to the subpar PG rating that has hampered the brand for too long.

Triple H was on the frontlines of pushing the boundaries of what was allowed and frowned upon, and the hope is that he will bring an edginess back to the storylines and banter that has been missing for far too long.

The perfect idea to start the new attitude era would be to make Triple H the heel boss, like Vinny Mac was for so many years. To further drive home the idea of a corporate Triple H, use the CM Punk heat to feud them like Stone Cold and McMahon did before.

Triple H could than start to build stables of wrestler against each other like DX in the WWE or NWO in WCW.

It will be a long and strenuous process, but the company has the right amount of talent to make a transition to a wilder brand very simple.

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