5 Shocking Returns in WWE

by Rajarshi Banerjee
by Rajarshi Banerjee

Often WWE wrestlers takes a hiatus to rejuvenate or reinvent their characters. They come back with new story-lines and fresh feuds to entertain the WWE Universe. WWE has over the years, seen several superstars making a return and change the existing scenario completely. Some of those returns were absolutely shocking and the WWE Universe enjoyed those moments thoroughly. Here are five of the best returns of all time.

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar is not just a superstar, he is an industry himself. He retired from WWE in 2004. Therefore, when he decide to comeback and confront John Cena on 2nd April, 2012 in an episode of RAW, the WWE Universe went crazy. It was perhaps the biggest return any superstar has made in the last decade. He delivered an F5 to John Cena. Since then, he has been unstoppable. Lesnar achieved multiple accomplishments in his resume, since this monumental return.


The 'animal' Batista is another wrestler, who had a highly successful return in 2009. He came back on April 6, 2009 to save Triple H, Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon from getting beaten up by Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. It was an unexpected return, as Batista was taken out of action owing to an injury in December 2008. He came back and made an exceptional impression, beating several top notch superstars and winning Championships.

CM Punk

This return was not at all expected, as WWE's most controversial superstar CM Punk always had an anti-management kind of approach. He returned to confront the WWE Champion John Cena, with his own WWE title. It was a great story-line to build the feud between these two awesome wrestlers. Punk and Cena battled and capitalized on this momentum. Even though WWE has seen several outstanding returns, this was one of the best returns one has ever witnessed.

John Cena

Arguably the greatest superstar of all time, John Cena made headlines when he returned at the Royal Rumble PPV in 2008. He entered at the number 30 spot, and, hearing his entrance music the WWE Universe at Madison Square went crazy. Cena went on to win the Rumble match, did main-event WrestleMania but failed to capture the WWE Championship. It was a legendary return from John Cena.


Edge is another wrestler, who shocked everyone when he made a surprise return at the 2010 Royal Rumble, post an injury. He was the 29th entrant and eliminated all the players one by one. Edge went on to compete against Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania in an unsuccessful attempt. However, he did win the title later and made the comeback memorable for everyone.