The Greatest Move in Years! The WWE Is Back, Baby!

TJ DuncanCorrespondent IJanuary 21, 2009

Oh, how long I have waited for something like this to happen!

Since The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin left the WWE, it has been, quite frankly, a shadow of its former self. The shows have become predictable and tedious, and anything that might be surprising is ruined beforehand by people who think everyone wants to know what's going to happen.

This Monday night, Vincent Kennedy McMahon returned to the WWE. We all knew something big was going to happen. After all, his return couldn't be a low-key affair, could it?

Well, I didn't think so, and so you could probably guess that I was disappointed that all he did was call Stephanie out and get Chris Jericho to apologise. Then, when Randy Orton came out, I was expecting to see him at least join the "kiss my ass" club.

Instead, what transpired has become known as "the shot heard around the world", and the most exciting piece of WWE programme in years. For the first time in God knows how long, I didn't want the show to end.

It was a nice break from the usual two endings:  either John Cena celebrating after overcoming the odds (perhaps with a makeshift tag partner) or John Cena led out on the canvas after being destroyed, sending a message to the WWE Universe.

Instead, the body sprawled in the ring was not that of the World Heavyweight Champion, but that of the WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

Of course, all of you know what happened by now, so excuse me for insulting your intelligence by saying it just one more time. When Vince was in the process of firing Orton, Orton slapped him in the face and proceeded to punt him in the head.

I couldn't believe what I was seeing: the WWE had surprised me!

Suddenly I got the feeling I hadn't had since the Attitude era. I wanted the next episode of RAW to start straight away. It made it unmissable.

The potential of this storyline is huge. It could turn either Vince or Orton into a hugely successful face, as arguably the two most powerful entities in the WWE today go head-to-head: Legacy and the McMahons.

It could be like the McMahon-Helmsley vs. The Rock storyline, who knows, Austin may even return to add some more spice leading up to Wrestlemania.

For the first time in years, as Vince's head received the alarmingly powerful punt (that must of hurt even though he was expecting it!), I saw a bright future for the WWE. Orton could become as big as The Rock or Austin. He dares to cross the boss.

Finally, I saw the return of the WWE I know and love!