I just noticed that WWE posted a video from back in 2000 when Cyrus "cancelled" ECW from the Network. That got me thinking. Wouldn't that be a great plot for the current state of Raw? I mean we all know that Vince is getting frustrated with the ratings and he could turn it into an angle. Have say on the next Raw, the main event end (just for the sake of it, make the match Cena vs. Dolph) and then cut to the announce table where a stunned Michael Cole says we have footage that we would like everyone to see. Then it cuts to the never seen "Gorilla Position" showing McMahon with his headset on. A guy in a suit comes up and says to Vince that USA is cancelling Raw. This leaves a cliffhanger for the next week's Raw, where it can be announced that the WWE has until the end of the year to increase ratings and make the network happy. Vince can go all crazy and start firing people left and right and doing other stuff to try to keep Raw on the air. At the end of the year, the network executive announces that Raw will be cancelled and a the final show would be next week. Have a big "Tribute to Raw" show and make it look like this is the end of an era. Then at the end of the show, have Vince in the ring thanking the WWE Universe for over 1,000 shows of Raw. Then, the executive comes down and then announces that the network had a last minute change of heart. Raw will be able to continue on USA under on condition. And that McMahon hires the person that USA wants in charge of Raw as General Manager and that this person cannot be fired by Vince. Vince of course agrees as he doesn't want to see Raw end and then the executive announces that new General Manager of Raw is…Paul Heyman.
This can then work on many levels. Paul can then announce that Raw will be going back to two hours, Brock Lesnar will be announced as returning to take part in the Royal Rumble match, and can increase Punk's heat heading into the Rumble match against Rock.
I don't know, that's just one man's thought on something to make the show interesting again.
I really don't think that telling the audience that your show is terrible and on the verge of cancellation is a really great way to make the audience want to watch it again. Plus it would add yet ANOTHER layer of figurehead to the already convoluted power structure. Sorry, no buys here.