WWE News: Arnold Schwarzenegger Makes WWE Return as Social Media Ambassador

Gone Baby GoneContributerOctober 7, 2012

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

Well, this news shouldn't be too shocking, especially if you follow Dolph Ziggler or Arnold Schwarzenegger.

If you don't, you may have caught my article about "The Governator" and Dolph Ziggler's Twitter war Friday night. In that article (found here), I stated that it felt staged and I wouldn't be surprised if Arnold was slated to be a future Social Media Ambassador.

Now, WWE.com reports:

He always said he'd be back, and now, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be making his grand return to WWE as the Social Media Ambassador for the Oct. 8 episode of Monday Night Raw. Hot off the heels of the release of his highly anticipated autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story," The Governator will bring his unique blend of wit, insight and honesty to the Twitterverse when he takes to the keyboard to offer commentary on the comings and goings of WWE Superstars this Monday night. What creative quips will Schwarznenegger have in store for the WWE Universe, as well as his recent Twitter adversary, Dolph Ziggler, on Monday night?

In case you are unaware, Schwarzenegger's previous WWE stint happened in 1999, when he made a special appearance on SmackDown to promote his movie End of Days. During that visit, Arnold not only was presented with a replica WWE title but took time to commentate during the main event.

Apparently, he will not be as involved this time around, and we can probably anticipate a lot of promos for his book. Chances are he will even take a few shots at "The Show Off" and speculate how he could take him on, similar to Charlie Sheen's shots at Daniel Bryan.

Here is another thing to consider: Raw is live from California Monday night, so an actual appearance from Schwarzenegger may not be too far-fetched.

Overall, this is just a lame attempt to make up for last week's dismal Raw rating. I get that the WWE is in damage-control mode, but there is something to be said about going overboard. Let's face it: The WWE has enough hype around Monday's Raw, especially with Vince McMahon slated to give his "State of the WWE Address" and the return of John Cena.

In the end, the WWE needs to make Monday's content outshine the featured players to keep fans interested. The fact is you could have as many appearances as you want, but if they bring nothing to the table, then what has the WWE accomplished?

Ultimately, we will have to tune in to see what the WWE has in store for us and hope for the best.