I doubt if this is true, but if it is, that's great news. I saw Eddy at an indy show here in Houston about a month and a half ago, and the guy looked awesome. I kept thinking to myself through out his match ,how the hell he is not in the wwf right now. I really do hope he finds his way back onto WWf programming.(povided he has gotten his act together which it looked like he did)
EDDY GUERRERO IS MY FAVORITE WRESTLER!!! YEAH HE IS!!!!!
I hope he does too as he's still one of my favourite guys out there, and he's still awesome in the ring. He was on a televised UK fed's card the other day (which is a double rareity in that a UK fed got televised and it had decent talent on it ) and he is still great despite despite some naysayers claiming the drugs thing was the end of him.
Besides, if they are taking Brian Lawler back, why not Eddie? There's still some hope yet.
"Nobody enjoys a good time more than I do, but this business of yours is as legitimate as a three-legged donkey...which of course is illegitimate because as we all know donkeys have four legs."
I hope for the time being Eddy is content to work for New Japan, where his skills will be more appreciated than on WWF tv or by the WWF booking team.
"The best reason for committing loathsome & detestable acts -and let's face it, I am considerably something of an expert in the field - is purely for their own sake. Monetary gain is all very well, but it dilutes the tastes of wickedness to a lower level that is obtainable by anyone will an overdeveloped sense of avarice. True and baseless evil is as rare as the purest good - and we all know how rare THAT is." - Acheron Hades, THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jaspar Fforde
The three examples you listed in your first paragraph are simply some of the most blatant attempts by WWE to manipulate its audience, but in no way is this trend recent. Audience manipulation is an art form, and Vince is pretty darn good at it.