Report: WWE Making Low-Ball Offers To Former Stars To Return For Brand Split

WWE is looking to bring back notable stars who were released in recent years to beef up the RAW & SmackDown rosters, but it's reportedly not going as quickly as expected.

According to a report in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a lot of the talent who've been contacted by WWE about returning declined the offer. Numerous former WWE superstars reportedly felt the money wasn't good enough to return to go back on the road with the company.

One name speculated to be among that group is MVP. According to the Observer, the two sides are still open to talks, but it doesn't sound like MVP will be taking WWE up on their offer for him to return to their programming. MVP hasn't worked with WWE since 2010.

A former star who did take WWE up on their offer is Shelton Benjamin. It was announced last month that Benjamin will be returning to the SmackDown brand shortly.