WWE News: Does the Company Need to Bring Back Past Stars to Boost Its Product?

Daniel PeragineSenior Analyst IIDecember 19, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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The Dec. 17 edition of Monday Night Raw brought many good things back to the WWE.

Most notably, Monday Night Raw not just provided a strong sense of energy to the WWE but also excitement in the direction it is heading in.

With former 16-time World Heavyweight champion and WWE legend Ric Flair making a surprising comeback, along with Tommy Dreamer, Raw had plenty to offer to its struggling television product on Monday night. Flair, who continues to show he still boosts some of his strong in-ring talents at the age of 63, instantly provided a spark with his shocking return to the WWE. Dreamer also made a nice comeback to the WWE on Raw, competing in a tag team match. 

There are many reasons why Flair should return to the WWE full-time. Although he should remain away from performing as an active wrestler in the ring, Flair brings a strong presence with his WWE fame and remarkable career achievements. Flair could be a strong utility talent to the WWE, as the company could have him lead in several roles on television.

WWE is now set to embark on its WrestleMania season with the year 2012 coming to a close. The first stop for the WWE is its Royal Rumble pay-per-view in January. With The Rock returning to square off against reigning WWE champion CM Punk, WWE has another opportunity waiting in the balance. 

The company is set to make a major decision on what to do with the WWE Championship belt if CM Punk is still champion. If The Rock were to capture the title at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, WWE could see a strong boost heading into its WrestleMania fever. On the other hand, if Punk retains the title, WWE will have to decide on where the champion goes next. However, if the WWE were to make a strong push toward higher viewership, The Rock may be their answer.

While building for its WrestleMania pay-per-view, the WWE should being back past superstars to help complete the biggest event of the year. Superstars such as Flair, The Rock, Dreamer, The Undertaker, Triple H, Mick Foley should see some more television time on either Monday Night Raw or Friday Night SmackDown, the WWE's two flagship shows.

By having its past stars return, the WWE could be in for an exciting WrestleMania build-up.