Originally posted by SKLOKAZOIDI don't think he has the real desire to be an on-screen character
I believe he decided to go back behind the scenes because he realized he wasn't particular strong in front of the camera. That alone probably makes him a stronger candidate than Vince or Stephanie to run the company.
A lot of people sure think it's time for Vince to step down but there's only one guy with a successful wrestling company in the US and that's Vince. Sure he's got a massive ego, sure he's probably out of touch, sure he's old, but when you look at the alternatives, it's even scarier.
For Shane to get the company he needs to have a kid. For Stephanie to get the company she needs to dump Triple H. Before either of those happen, I doubt we'll see Vince give up the reigns.
On a Byte This before X-9 Kevin Kelly asked Vince if he ever took time off, or slowed down or anything like that. Vince said no, and he wouldn't want to because he loves what he is doing. So, going by that, I don't think Vince is near ready to hand his company to someone else anytime soon.
Stephanie gets far too much hate around here. I think, with a few more years of trial and error, she could do a fine job running the company.
I miss Shane bumping his little heart out in matches against Big Show and the like. I mean, the guy's the son of a billionaire and he gets dumped off the Titantron! I always thought he was underrated as a wrestler, but I guess he'd never be taken seriously since he's the boss' son. At any rate, I'd like to see Shane have a run at the reins of the on-air product. I know he's working in New Media right now, but it'd be interesting to see how he does things. I'm sure it'd be better than how Steph runs things (unless HHH starts sleeping with him too ... *shudder*).
"Master! Sir! Did you see my MAD SKILLZ?!?" -Hammer, Xenogears
Of course, one could also look at it a few other ways: Perhaps the 3.7-4.1 area is the min/max region outside of MNF. Or, perhaps bringing people in isn't going to pop the ratings the 47th time as it did the 1st time.