I think Vince is trying to hang on to this PG thing until this Linda run is over and she is in or out. Once she is in then WWE has nothing to worry about, if she is out I don't think she will try again. Once this is all over I see WWE starting to head in a different direction, I do agree that the attitude era can't be done again. But something along the lines can work. I also think WWE needs to let some mid-card talent step up. It's a well known thing that Vince want's big monster looking men in WWE, but that's not what is being givin these days. He needs to adapt or WWE is just going to slip to the point HHH won't be able to do anything to try and save it.
You forgot last weeks numbers was low.... so you point kind irrelevant, before this weeks bad rating, last week was the worst since 1997..... Sure John Cena not being there might had something to do with do with the low rating.... But Monday Night Football and very strong Network TV showing with the new Fall shows with the Voice and Dancing with the Stars getting 12 million viewers each.....
The low ratings are not indicative of any one thing, people lose interest in a product all the time,or there may indeed be something better on offer like the NFL on a monday night at the moment. Just have faith that WWE will bounce back.
Raw needs a time slot that doesn't conflict with NFL. Vince is just way too stubborn to see that they can't compete with it. As much as he denies it, he definitely thinks he can outdraw it and it is competition (ANY show on the same slot as yours is competition!) He's shown this by taking shots at the referee's strike, he's still very bitter about the XFL. Anybody would know that you have 0 chance of creating a franchise to compete against an institution
As long as he is getting money he will continue doing it as it is and blame the NFl for the low ratings.