WWE looking to bring back three former Champions

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The WWE keep trying to tell its fans that they are in a "New Era" of the company with younger stars now being the focus on the program.

If you take the WWE for their word, it can seem like they are right on track, with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and now Dean Ambrose in the main event scene, while the Money in the Bank ladder match contained several up and comers. 

However, their actions behind the scenes paint a much different picture, as reports have circulated that several former stars are being asked to make returns to the WWE.


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With the brand split coming up between Monday Night RAW and SmackDown and the company splitting its roster in half, the WWE have apparently panicked and been calling stars of yesteryear to try and get them back.

Three Returns

According to a recent report from respected wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, via What Culture, the WWE have contacted three former Champions in order to try and fill out the rosters.

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Those former Champions? Montel Vontavious Porter - better known as MVP - Carlito, and Stevie Richards.

While those three are definitely not the biggest names that the WWE are aiming for, they are certainly people that they can get right now to add some depth to what are going to be two very thin rosters.

When combined with the fact that they are already very technically astute wrestlers, with a good knowledge of the way the WWE works, they are safe picks for the WWE to make at this time.

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A Run Down

Carlito is the biggest name on that three-man list, being a former United States and Intercontinental Champion, as well as holding the tag team belts on one occasion with Primo, who is now a part of 'The Shining Stars' alongside Epico.

MVP started in the WWE in 2006 and won the United States Championship twice as well as being a one-time tag champ alongside Matt Hardy - what a weird team that is. He left the company in 2010 and went on to work in New Japan and TNA.

Stevie Richards is the weirdest choice of the three. The 21-time WWF/E Hardcore Champion - yes he really won it 21 times - has been wrestling part-time in Ring of Honor for the past few years after leaving WWE's rebranded ECW show in 2008. 

These guys are 37, 42 and 44-years-old, respectively. So much for that new era.

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