Could former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler be on the verge of returning to WWE? One recent report indicates that the company is certainly very interested in bringing her back.
Stephanie McMahon had previously mentioned meeting Keibler backstage at a recent VH1 event in New York.
Over at ProWrestling.net, Jason Powell confirms the whisperings that the company was keen to bring back Keibler, saying, “WWE is making a strong effort to bring Stacy Keibler back as an on-air performer.”
Powell goes on to assess the chances of the two parties reaching an agreement:
Stacy is said to have been reluctant to return in the past because it could be perceived as a step backwards, but one source stated that the offer WWE made is lucrative enough that she has to be giving it serious consideration.
Keibler worked for WWE from 2001 to 2006, departing soon after her memorable stint on hit reality show Dancing with the Stars to pursue other options, mainly in acting.
Sans the odd guest spot on Chuck and How I Met Your Mother, her acting career never truly took off, which was a shame, but probably not too surprising. Women like Chyna and Rena “Sable” Lesnar also tried their hand at acting in their post-WWE lives, with the same lukewarm results.
But the former Nitro girl was thrust into the spotlight when she famously dated Hollywood star George Clooney for two years.
No doubt WWE may feel Keibler, due to the extensive media exposure she has had over the past couple of years, is guaranteed to have a great deal more mainstream appeal than most of the other women they could sign.
It is quite easy to see her fitting in well on E! show Total Divas.
But, really, is Keibler willing to sign up for the hectic road schedule once again? Is she still keen to make it as a serious actress in Hollywood? And does WWE need yet another Diva who looks great but can barely wrestle or take bumps?