By Ed Morgans @writered21 on July 27, 2014
WWE TV programming has been up and down and uneven of late. One week will bring a great Raw with several surprises (such as last Monday night), others will fall flat and make you wonder why you wasted three-plus hours on Monday night watching the show. One man showing up for five minutes each week can change that and that man is none other than Vince McMahon. Here are five reasons why Vinny Mac should return to WWE TV.
Admit it, your favorite thing about seeing Vince McMahon on TV now is his, shall we say, unique walk to the ring. Walking like a plastic action figure who has suddenly sprung to life after just having his legs applied to his body 10 seconds ago, the Vinny Mac Strut usually indicates that he's headed to the ring with bad intentions and that Raw is going to be a big show. Raw could use that right now.
The recent Battleground PPV did very little to help WWE on the way to SummerSlam. Brock Lesnar's return on Raw last week to set up a World Heavyweight Title match with champion John Cena helped, but SummerSlam hype could still use a huge boost and McMahon sightings on WWE TV would be sure to provide that.
There hasn't been much blame put directly on Vince McMahon for CM Punk's departure earlier this year. Now, with one of WWE's most popular stars gone perhaps forever, fans in every area during Raw remind us each week, whether we like it or not, about Punk with their "CM Punk" chants. That can be muted somewhat if McMahon returns to TV. His presence commands a crowd and he can turn the fans' attention away from yearning for Punk.
WWE thrives based on an idea that what happens Monday night will be so great, you won't remember what happened a month ago or a year ago and certainly not beyond that. But remember way back when, Vince was "fired" by the WWE "Board of Directors." Later, Triple-H told fans that he, the Cerebral Assassin, could run Raw whenever he wants. Now he's The Authority, but not the GM. Vince needs to come back, tidy up many loose ends, and move WWE forward.
On one hand, Trips and Stephanie McMahon have been master heels of late, Stephanie especially. But every time HHH comes out for a promo, it seems the show grinds to a halt. Their overuse of handicap matches and their overuse of Kane, who ought to be in the twilight of his great career, have become tiresome. Worse, there seems no threat to Authority power. A Vince return, working against The Authority, would be a needed breath of fresh air.
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