WWE News: Will Big Name Stars Help Drive Its WrestleMania Season?

Daniel Peragine@DPMajesticCoSenior Analyst IIFebruary 3, 2013

Brock Lesnar with Vince McMahon. (Photo credit: WWE.com)
Brock Lesnar with Vince McMahon. (Photo credit: WWE.com)

The Rock is the WWE Champion, Chris Jericho is engaging in another feud with Dolph Ziggler and Brock Lesnar made his comeback by delivering an F-5 on Vince McMahon. With three big-name stars back on the WWE roster for its WrestleMania push, should the company continue bringing in more well-known figures in the wrestling industry?

That answer could not be any more clear.

Both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown, WWE's main flagship shows, have experienced a strong rise in terms of viewership. After a sluggish and tiring product in 2012, WWE has shown new signs of life, as The Rock, Jericho and Lesnar have already brought a positive influence back into the company.

WWE should not only push its big-name stars during the WrestleMania fever, but also add on to its roster. Although the roster has now become mixed with seasoned veterans and young talent, WWE is need of big household names to boost its product even further over the next few weeks.

Despite all the success, this has to be a troubling sign for the roster the company had built on.

Even though WWE has seen its bright moments with talents such as John Cena, CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler, the younger generation of rising stars has yet to make an impact in terms of carrying over strong viewership. Although, at many times their work has been spectacular—such as Punk's historic WWE Championship reign—the younger talent on the WWE roster has been no match just yet for the past stars who helped explode the wrestling industry back in the 1990s. 

For WWE, its upcoming WrestleMania pay-per-view is an important one, as the company appears to be building a must-see rematch between The Rock and Cena.

This time, the WWE Championship is on the line. However, many questions remain as WrestleMania approaches. Will WWE bring in more big names? Could The Undertaker make a return to defend his undefeated streak at WrestleMania?

All these questions make for an exciting television product.