For me, having a poor crowd is like having a chocolate chip cookie with out the chocolate chips, it doesn't work. The signs, the chants, it could be because everyone had a character that you either loved or hated but they really gave the product that great feel and it happened every week.
This is a close second to be fair. The commentary duo of King and Jim Ross gave us numerous memorable moments from "That's it, he's dead" to "You son of a bitch" to "BAH GAWD" they make moments happen with just words and for that it deserves a place.
3. Character development
Seeing a superstar come from hardly anything (Rocky Maivia, Steve Austin, Triple H etc.) and then form into these larger than life characters is what I loved most about the Attitude Era, they developed. There was a lot of characters during the Attitude Era, you obviously had The Undertaker, Kane, Val Venis, Ken Shamrock, The Godfather etc. etc. Something I definitely miss around the WWE.
1. Whole arena; young, old, man, woman, kids, everybody chanting with Road Dogg "Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages..", and then everybody screaming "SUCK IT!". It still gives me chills when I watch old episodes of RAW IS WAR.
2. Great commentary - JR was awesome. But even Cole with heel Lawrer were cool, I always loved how Lawrer bashed Cole for not respecting Rocky ("Stand up and applaude, Michael Cole!").
3. Bloody, brutal and AWESOME matches.