Vince McMahon: Why He Must Become a Fixture on Monday Night Raw in 2013

David LevinSenior Writer IIJanuary 4, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium 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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He's the man with the master plan. He's the one who has to make the WWE a better product. He's the one whose broad shoulders everything ultimately falls on.

And in light of what we have seen lately with the good and the bad of the product on television, it is a good bet that we will see more of Vince McMahon in the months to come.

The WWE seems to ride the slippery slope of getting things right before allowing itself to fall from the balance that makes fans want to see more. While programs that involve The Shield, CM Punk and Team Hell No tend to work and continue to thrive, we are left with Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee (which, in my opinion, sucks) and Brodus Clay, which do nothing to enhance the product.

This is where the genius of McMahon comes in. Now that the balance of the WWE has shifted some with the uncertainty of Alberto Del Rio's character, The Miz becoming another Roddy Piper and John Cena toiling for now, McMahon must come in and show that he is still the one with the biggest stones.

The Shield is perfect for the time that we're in, and hopefully, McMahon and the creative team (isn't that an oxymoron?) will use the Unholy Trinity to its advantage. The company cannot rely on The Rock, The Undertaker and Triple H to carry the load, and it can't wait for one wrestling event to capitalize on success. Poor PPV events and bad booking have proven this true.

McMahon is also the bridge that links the present and the past and allows the older fans (like me) to see him as the last vestige of hope. The wrestling business is not perfect by any means, and we continually see missteps in both the WWE and TNA. 

But we also have seen a better product of late with TNA in both its production and wrestling matches. This is not to say that the smaller company is catching up, but it has shown that it can work in better situations.

McMahon, for all his genius, should have no competitor. 

Now, McMahon (and his boys) can sort out the issues that face the product: Ryback's title shot, The Rock coming back for Royal Rumble, John Cena's status, Dolph Ziggler and what will happen to the World Title since Big Show, at some point, must give way to Wade Barrett and others.

These are big problems that need big solutions. Like in other times in the past, the only one who can solve that is the man at the top.

Welcome back, Vince. Let's see if you can create magic again.