Five shocking returns of all time in WWE's history
When WWE superstars take time off WWE, they usually do so to act in a movie or recuperate from an injury. Sometimes these absences from weekly programs are incorporated in the storylines, and used to their full effect with an epic comeback of the superstar on television. Here we bring to you the five most shocking instances of a WWE superstar returning to action.
John Cena was out with an injury to his pectoral muscle for long, and nobody expected him to return for the 2008 Royal Rumble. The event was held at the Madison Square Garden that year, and when finally his music played, electricity swept over the audience and they rose up in unison to cheer him. Cena won the match and proceeded to headline WrestleMania.
Shawn Michaels was out of action since 1997, but usually appeared in a non-performing manner in WWE after his injury. He was not present for 18 months onscreen before he came back as a member of the infamous faction New World Order, to equal measures of shock and amazement from the WWE fans. He proceeded to perform in a brilliant match against Triple H.
Edge had returned to WWE after recuperating from an injury for four months, and decided to attack The Undertaker. While Taker was fighting against Batista in a Hell in A Cell match, Edge, dressed as a cameraman, was present inside the cell and attacked Taker. This resulted in Undertaker losing his title, but he did take his revenge at WrestleMania.
The Undertaker has made some of the best returns in WWE history, but the most epic one was made in 1994 after being locked in a casket by Yokozuna. Ted DiBiase introduced a fake Undertaker while the original Phenom was gone, but in SummerSlam 1994, Paul Bearer returned with the original Deadman. The Undertakers fought each other, and the original guy prevailed.
One of the best wrestlers to ever step into a WWE ring, Bret Hart had left the company in 1997 after the Montreal Screwjob incident and never returned until 2010. And when he did, he called upon Shawn Michaels, the man behind the entire saga. Michaels came out, and to loud cheers, the two legends hugged each other and settled the infamous dispute.