2) The cartoon names.
Look at the names. Randy Orton. John Cena. Alberto Del Rio. Brock Lesnar. Daniel Bryan. Why are they using real names? Give me King Kong Bundy. Give me Ultimate Warrior. Give me Doink the Clown. Give me Mr. Perfect. Give me the Honky Tonk Man. I want comic book characters, not real people.
3) The old railings
). I liked whenever the wrestlers got near it, the fans used to reach over and touch them.
Del Rio and Bryan aren't using real names.....
And the current railings are better. It's been proven(most recently with CM Punk) that there are fans that get way too aggressive towards superstars, so it's better idea to have the type of wall they have now than before. And it allows more superstars to bump into the walls without them being shifted backwards and into the fans.
Some things I wish WWE had, was match importance. 10 years ago you were to watch any show, and all matches had some sort of reasoning/importance behind it. I'd rather watch Miz vs Ziggler in a match with huge importance/build in it, over Punk-Sheamus in a meaningless match.
This sorta connects to my last point, but longer video promos. What happened to the days where every single match on a PPV got a 2-3 min video package recapping everything that led up to the match. Today, we don't have them,mostly cause there isn't anything to recap. Many times,those video packages contained the PPV theme song too(so when the PPV had a good theme song,it made video package that much better)
Differentiation between shows. In WWE today, Raw,SD,PPVs all are basically the same. Minus the tron graphics and ring apron logo, it's the exact same. Which makes no sense since WWE has more money today than they did 10 years ago, yet somehow today they can't/won't use money on the PPV and show sets...