Did everyone catch what Triple H did to Romain Reigns on the closing moments of Monday Night Raw? If you were lucky enough, you saw the WWE’s COO and current World Heavyweight Champion unleash his rage on the number one contender Roman Reigns.
The vicious attack left Reigns with a bloody nose, much to the delight of fans that packed the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Lately the WWE has been slowly implementing shades of WWE’s most celebrated Attitude Era. That era birthed superstars by the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind, and Triple H. When WWE shifted their attention to mature audiences back in the late 1990s, the result made the company one of the most polarizing attractions in pop culture .
With WWE current roster suffering from an unprecedented amount of injuries, the often criticized WWE Creative now has their backs against the wall as they head into the company’s biggest spectacle of the year, WrestleMania 32.
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) February 23, 2016
Thanks to a sudden shift in direction, Triple H versus Roman Reigns promises to up the ante in violence. The same can be expected for Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose’s program as well. When Triple H appeared on Monday donning his signature blue jean jacket getup, it had Attitude Era Hunter Hearst Helmsley written all over it.
Hopefully, the WWE can abandon this PG thing altogether, even after WrestleMania season is over. If the WWE wants to gain their core fanbase back, they’re going to have to bring more edgier content into their broadcasts and live shows. Ratings have been taking a significant dip, so now is the perfect time to let the fisticuffs fly and blood splatter. That’s what’s best for business.