Its pretty interesting. A lot of WWF wrestlers established or peaked in the '98-'99, period of the WWF when ratings and the Attitude mess was at its height, are coming back. I mean look who has returned recently: Big Bossman, Val Venis, Godfather, and Goldust. And soon from WCW probably Hall, Nash, and Hogan. Not all of this is bad, Mr. Perfect and Val Venis are great wrestlers and very talented. Although Val needs a hell of a lot better of a gimmick. The problem is, WWF already wastes over half their tv time, so a lot of great wrestlers will continue to be lost in the shuffle, and more will as well. I think if WWF would focus less time on lame vignettes and interviews, organizing talent would be less of a problem. Of course that isn't going to happen, so it looks like WWF will go through with the split.
"It is a strange fate that we suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing...such a little thing." -Boromir
I no sell your rampant speculation. It seems to me that 1)they knew the fans would cheer him anyway, and 2) it would have been dumb for him to act heelish, as he's just going to get cheers when he really comes back in a couple months.