I am absolutely aware it won't work today.
I think I'd like to emphasize my interest in Questions 1 & 3.
I agree that the people they had back then weren't so great but converting the likes of Val Venis and The Godafather gave them more heat because they were the much beloved 'kings of debauchery'. I think with a group like that it's easy to get heat by converting 'Super Over Faces'.
Like Rocky Mark mentioned if they were to return they could claim ultimate victory over the WWE.
Along with Xander45's comment I got to thinking about a possible yet highly unlikely storyline. ATTN: I'm not delusional like some people in the IWC I do not claim to be some writing expert, lol, but here goes.
Say Linda loses, which is what we are all hoping for and the WWE returns to a TV-14 product there could be a transitional storyline that goes a little like this:
The WWE still in it's current PG Era 'greatness' has a group of current Superstars dressed RTC style, talk about how their predecessors struggled and apparently failed to censor the WWE and had to resort to working from the shadows they had to rely on an unlikely superstar to help them achieve their goals. That star is revealed to be Cena and they start rolling all of Cena's squeaky clean promo's, Anti-Bullying campaigns, Rising Above Hate etc. Cena comes out to boo's and probably stunned silence from the kids and man-boys to a new theme song and dressed as an RTC drone which is a complete 180 from he usual rainbow attire. Laughs at everyone for unknowingly back their campaign to sabotage the product. He gets the heel turn we all want and it's an angle that's more than just a simple heel turn. It's also a huge contrast to the colorful Cena that has been plaguing our screens for years, and there is a method to his madness, the madness of the PG Era and his painful character. It's a little trickier for me to think up how long the transition lasts and how it goes along. Obviously though we'd need people with incredible mic skills who would thrive in the new TV-14 product emerging to fight the stable that is responsible for the terrible PG Era. I feel it's a good way to celebrate the death of the stagnant PG Era, in more than just 'Hey we're TV-14 again let's get right to it!'. Just a quick idea, doubt it will happen and I don't expect everyone to love it.
We would need some good heels on the RTC side, too as much as a beloved Cena defecting and duping the WWE Universe would get a lot of heat, it'd be nice to have some credible mic skills on the heel side. I wouldn't want this angle to last long at all either, it's just a transitional storyline. This is could be one of the only ways to make an RTC stable seem like they were a huge threat by using one of the most loved superstars as a puppet for reaching their goals.
If Vince wants to do what he usually does he can always have Cena 'FU' them all to hell and rap about it later and win the Cena fans over again, lol.
Feel free to add more or shit on that storyline idea, I'd like to hear more creativity for once than the usual bitching and marking out. Feel free to add your suggestions for the new RTC and those who would oppose them.