Who Should Return to Triple H’s WWE? - Triple Threat POV | Smark Out Moment

Who Should Return to Triple H’s WWE? - Triple Threat POV

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Friday, August 12, 2022

Welcome to another edition of Triple Threat from Smark Out Moment, where three of us get together to discuss three questions based on one big topic going down in the week of professional wrestling.

This week, Dallas Allsopp, Greg Coleman and Tony Mango discuss who could possibly return to Triple H's new vision of WWE.

Triple H is now on top of WWE in terms of creative and talent relations - so who should he bring back into the warm embrace of the company?

Question 1: Which tag team do you feel WWE should bring back to WWE to compete with The Usos and The Street Profits?

ALLSOPP: I was a mark for NXT’s version of The Authors of Pain, but seeing them squandered on the main roster was pitiful. With Triple H in charge, I could reasonably see them returning and creating a similar presence to the one they enjoyed in NXT. They could even serve Seth Rollins again, and I would still eat that up. WWE could benefit from some extra tag teams to shore up the division, and AOP certainly would benefit the division as a whole.

COLEMAN: A lot of different places you could go here given how many tag teams have come and gone in the past few years with Vince McMahon running things. If I had to pick a tag team that I would like to see come back to compete with The Street Profits and The Usos, it would be DIY. Tommaso Ciampa is already on Raw, and with Triple H now being head of creative, I think WWE has a great chance of re-signing Johnny Gargano to reunite DIY on the main roster. DIY is one of the greatest tag teams in WWE history and they could have amazing matches with both The Usos and The Street Profits as either heels or faces.

MANGO: The only tag team that makes any sense to me, logically, is for Johnny Gargano to return and re-team with Tommaso Ciampa. #DIY is one of my favorite teams of the modern era. While they're individually awesome and I want to see both win world titles in singles action, they also kill it with the tag team action. I'm 100% down for those two against The Usos.

Question 2: Which previously released woman should return to WWE to challenge for either of the Women’s Championships? Can anyone rival the level of surprise and intrigue that Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky have provided so far?

COLEMAN: This question is a little tricky as most of the prominent women that were released by WWE in recent years are currently working at other promotions, and I’m sure they are under contract. If this wasn’t the case my answer would’ve been Deonna Purrazzo as I feel WWE never really gave her a chance to show what she could do, and she’s proven to be one of the best women's wrestlers in the world during her time in Impact Wrestling. If I have to pick a free agent, the answer is Nia Jax to have her challenge Bianca Belair. It would be a fresh matchup for Belair as champion and Nia is a physically imposing opponent that would pose a serious threat to Belair.

A Kairi Sane return would be on the level of the Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky surprise at SummerSlam. Like Purrazzo and a few other women, Sane never really got an opportunity to make a mark on the main roster. If she were to make a surprise return to save Asuka or as an entrant in the Royal Rumble, it would create a high level of excitement and intrigue.

MANGO: Plenty people I'd love to see come back are already signed to other companies, like Toni Storm in AEW or Mia Yim in Impact Wrestling. Taya Valkyrie would have been an option, as well as Mickie James. But as far as I'm aware, one of the only ones who is free enough to return to WWE is Tegan Nox. Put her in the NXT UK women's title hunt immediately. Give her the run she never got a chance to have in WWE. Or, if you've got room for her on the main roster, give her a spot on Raw or SmackDown.

ALLSOPP: I’m 100% behind a Kairi Sane return. She was such an adorable face in the women’s division, but it felt as if she missed out on a true ending to her tenure with the company. Returning would give yet another solid hand a shot at attaining immortality as Women’s Champion. Liv Morgan would also benefit so much to face Sane in an extended feud.

Question 3: Which previously released wrestler should come back to WWE to feature in the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship scene? Is anyone capable of taking the challenge to Roman Reigns through this method?

MANGO: It's a shame Keith Lee is in AEW and probably locked into a contract. He's someone I would imagine Triple H would be far more into actually pushing into a main event spot. But since that's the case, maybe Braun Strowman has a future back in WWE. Control Your Narrative isn't exactly lighting the world on fire. I wouldn't want to see Strowman immediately against Reigns, since we did see that feud the last time he was around, but I've always been an advocate of Strowman in the main event scene.

ALLSOPP: Windham Rotunda. But as Windham, and not Bray Wyatt. No trace of The Fiend, as much as I absolutely loved the dark character. Windham is one of the most intelligent brains in wrestling, and I genuinely believe he is a much better wrestler than fans give him credit for. He could easily become WWE Champion again if the Undisputed WWE Universal Chmpionship is split up, and would carry a significant amount of legitimacy to WWE’s main event scene. And yes, that does mean taking on The Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.

COLEMAN: A repackaged Bray Wyatt is my pick. Wyatt has consistently been one of the best talents in WWE from a character perspective. However, it always seemed as if Vince McMahon didn’t believe in him. Wyatt never had long title reigns and lacks signature wins in big matches, so there is room to grow and develop his resume within WWE. A returning Wyatt could definitely challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Wyatt would be even more formidable if he reformed The Wyatt Family with Erik Rowan and Braun Strowman upon his return!

Bonus Question: Which current AEW Superstar do you think is most likely to return to WWE in the very near future?

ALLSOPP: Miro - and he needs to be presented as a real coup by WWE.

COLEMAN: Andrade El Idolo. I’m sure he’s happy to now have RUSH in AEW with him, but the opportunity to work with his wife, Charlotte Flair, again would be something Andrade would welcome I assume. Also Andrade had a pretty good run in NXT under Triple H, so it stands to reason that he would be able to utilize Andrade better than Vince McMahon could.

MANGO: I'd imagine most of the talent has signed long enough contracts that we won't see them available to return for quite some time. Folks like Malakai Black might want to come back, but may not be able to until something like 2026 or so, for all we know. Shawn Spears is one of the few that I think could possibly come back before a lot of others, though, depending on when he last signed a deal and for how long. He isn't doing too much in AEW to justify sticking around there.

Those are our thoughts on the issue, but where do you stand?

Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments below!

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Dallas Allsopp is a writer with two main interests, Pokemon and wrestling. He has been writing for a few years for his own personal blogs and is now taking his passion for wrestling and putting it into his writing. You can follow him on Facebook.


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