Re: Mick Foley Says WWE Is Looking To Bring Back Parts Of The Attitude Era
I like the idea, and I really hope it does what they intend it to.
But I see a fatal flaw in this whole thing. The concept is that, in the 3rd hour of RAW, we will go back to the chaos and unpredictability of years gone by. OK .. but if you're literally ANNOUNCING that "there will be chaos in the 3rd hour of RAW", doesn't that completely negate the chaos in whatever happens?
People tuned into RAW during the Attitude Era because they didn't know what would happen. They didn't want to miss what might happen. But not EVERY episode was filled to the brim with chaos. That's the point. It's not chaos if it happens every episode. And announcing it like this has a feel of desperation. It will lead to people automatically judging every moment as this "scripted chaos", and most likely calling it contrived and unimpactful.
Again, I do hope that the concept takes off, and we get some truly cool new RAW moments. But to me, it seems like we'll just end up with Braun tipping over a portapotty in hour 3, rather than in hour 1, and these moments will still feel just as tame, cheesy and scripted. I want to be proven wrong, WWE. Please surprise me!