Last night on SmackDown, it was revealed that Sin Cara is returning next week. Most fans remember his rough year in 2011. Make no mistake, he did not have a strong debut for the company.
However, I am confident that he will come back ready to prove the doubters wrong. Not only that, but the Blue Brand really does need him to appear each week.
Here are the top five reasons why.
WWE is making Raw a three-hour show in July.
The WWE Network is (supposedly) ready to launch by the end of the year.
Big things are about to happen for the company.
However, the roster is not very strong with big-name talent at the moment. A lot of new wrestlers are trying to make a splash on SmackDown right now, but that can't be the main focus every week.
Ryback defeating local talent every Friday night is great, but it can't last forever. The same can be said about Antonio, Darren Young, Titus O'Neil and Damien Sandow.
Eventually, feuds will have to evolve. A well-known WWE Superstar like Sin Cara coming back is perfect to bring some life back into the roster.
WWE has a ton of heels right now.
Chris Jericho, Big Show, Kane (for now), Daniel Bryan, Alberto Del Rio, Darren, Titus, Antonio, Damien, Brock Lesnar, Cody Rhodes and plenty more carry that role.
John Cena, Sheamus, Brodus Clay, Ryback, Triple H, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Christian (I think), Santino Marella and a few others play the good guy character.
How many of them are "top guys?"
As you can see, Sin Cara is needed. He plays a face character well, and the fans love him.
I suspect a lot of fans buy his mask at the merchandise table. In a tough time for many companies, making money is a top priority.
With Rey Mysterio out, WWE would love to have Sin Cara on television. It can only help the bottom line. If the man is healthy, get him out to sell a bunch of gear.
Four months ago, SmackDown was earning 2.2 ratings with well over 3.1 million viewers.
Last week, SmackDown drew a 1.8 rating with about 2.80 million viewers.
Something happened to cause a ratings drop. It could be all the new faces debuting. It could be a slight change in formatting the show.
It could just be viewers did not like what they were seeing.
Either way, building up a Sin Cara return can only draw positive numbers. He may not be a major legend in the wrestling business, but he may bring in viewers.
His return certainly can't hurt ratings.
Honestly, this man deserves another chance.
His year was filled with mishaps. There is no doubt he needs to prove himself again to fans.
Even his debut on Raw featured him trip a little on the ropes. Less than a month later, he was off Raw.
From there, it was just one thing after another. At one point, many even said he was leaving WWE.
During the WWE draft, he was sent over to the taped atmosphere of SmackDown. He did nothing of note for a while.
In July, he was suspended for 30 days.
After that, Cara was in a nice feud with another "Sin Cara." That was great for the Mexico tour, but it received very little build. Their Mask vs. Mask match was thrown out there on a SmackDown episode with very little notice.
Of course, I have not even mentioned his sloppy in-ring action. Certainly it is very difficult to pull of the moves he does, but that is what is expected of him. He must be able to deliver.
Following all of that, he gets injured at Survivor Series.
After sitting on the sidelines for the past six months, he is going to come back with a purpose. If one man needs to return right now, it's Sin Cara.