People at a recent New Japan Pro Wrestling show were openly talking about former WWE star David Hart Smith returning to work there. Vladimir Kozlov, likely because of his size and experience in combat sports, was also mentioned.
WWE is looking at bringing back several names from the past over the next year as a way to bring back some of their fans who stopped watching the product. No returns have been confirmed but the usual speculation is names like Mick Foley, Chris Jericho and Batista. Word is that some familiar mid-card names from the past may be brought back also, according to F4WOnline.com.