The way they're bringing back Bret Hart is saying a lot about the WWE. Like we discussed in the other thread, it's yet again trying to tickle fans with nostalgia, which along with the boss feud, is one of the most played out things in wrestling right now.
Another problem is that they've announced him just like that, while a surprise return would've made for a shit-hot angle. In the last decade, I can only remember Matt Hardy attacking Edge, while no one knew he was back with the company, as a positive example. Triple H in 2002, Goldberg in 2003, these should've been the most memorable events in recent history, but then they just announced them, and they came in, predictably beating a random top star during the return interview.
It's frustrating, because with a few changes, the WWE could be really good.
Ditch the PG/no blood thing, Ditch DX and make either Shawn or Triple H a monster heel, make the matches less predictable by not having each one come down to the even-steven booking of finisher-reversal-finisher, kill ECW (they're going to), invest more in the tag division (okay, so they did this year), and push Jack Swagger, Ted Dibiase, Punk and Kofi.
They would be served well to look to Japan and Ring of Honor for some inspiration... everytime they do have a match in that style, like Benoit/Angle in 2003, it ends up on the match of the year lists... so why not go there? The general fans love it, and consistently showcasing matches where they let the guys go, with a less restricted moveset, realistic strong style, will attract a core audience group.