Top 5 long-awaited WWE Return likes of CM Punk

Top 5 long-awaited stunning WWE Returns The Rock and CM Punk

Top 5 long-awaited WWE Return likes of CM Punk

The Rock makes long-awaited WWE  return to the Day One edition of Raw and teases a match against Roman Reigns. CM Punk also makes his shocking return at the WWE Survivor Series War Games after nine long years. Punk made his WWE return this Saturday. Punk’s return generated more than 71 million views across the globe on social media, which is the biggest social media post in WWE history.

WWE makes so many historical moments by bringing their biggest stars back to the company on events like WrestleMania, Raw’s 15th anniversary, the 5th anniversary of Monday Night Raw, and Raw Old School back in 2012–2013. Those are the biggest moments for wrestling fans to see their childhood heroes step into the ring for one more time and enjoy watching them one more time.

Here are the top 5 long-awaited WWE returns of all time.

The Rock WWE Return as a host of WrestleMania 27

The Rock Return as a host of Wrestlemania 27
The Rock Return as a host of Wrestlemania 27 Credit : WWE

The Rock started his journey as a third-generation superstar back in 1996, stayed in during the Attitude era, and became the biggest superstar of all time. Peoples Champion The Rock wrestled his last match at WrestleMania in 2004. After WrestleMania, he pursued his Hollywood career, which kept him away from WWE for 7 long years.

In the February 14, 2011 episode of Monday, The Rock makes a surprising return as a host of WrestleMania 27. As his music hits the arena, the crowd is surprised as they cheer his name as loudly as possible and welcome him back to WWE. The Rock cut a great promo for his comeback on Monday Night Raw.

Since his return, The Rock has wrestled his first match in the 2011 Survivor Series and wrestled against John Cena at WrestleMania 28 in his home town of Miami, Florida, one of the biggest matches of all time in WWE history. The next year, The Rock wrestled against CM Punk at Royal Rumble 2013, where he beat Punk to become the WWE Champion after a decade.

After his return, The Rock wrestled a few matches and made several appearances in WWE. There is a rumor circulating around that The Rock is going to wrestle with current WWE Champion Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40.

Hulk Hogan WWE return after 9 Years

Hulk Hogan returns in 2002
Hulk Hogan returns in 2002 Credit : WWE

Back in the ’80s and ’90s, Hulk Hogan became a household name in pro wrestling, and as one of the biggest stars in the wrestling industry, Hogan is the foundation of WWE, which put them on the map during the ’80s. The main events were First WrestleMania and Main-Evening 9 WrestleMania.

Hogan left WWE in 1993 and joined rival company WCW, where he became a heel for the first time in his career and stayed with WCW until 2001. After the ending of Monday Night Wars, WWE brought WCW in 2000.

In 2002, Hulk Hogan made his surprise WWE return on Monday Night as the leader of the NWO, which was formed in WCW. During his first promo, The Rock confronted him and challenged him to a match at the upcoming WrestleMania 18 in 2002. This is one of the biggest moments in WWE history, as two wrestling icons shared the ring for the first time.

WrestleMania 18, which took place in Toronto, saw fans witness the biggest match of the decade as Hogan wrestled The Rock at the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania. Hulk Hogan comes as a heel, but the Toronto crowd cheers his name as loudly as possible and turns on The Rock, which is a mesmerizing moment as Hulk Hogan uses his signature hand gesture and listens to fans’ voices. Hulkmania runs wild one more time, and the crowd loves to watch their childhood hero return to the WWE ring.

After WrestleMania, Hulk Hogan wrestled a few more matches and created unforgettable moments in WWE. At the 40th anniversary of Hulkmania, Hulk Hogan teases his return for one more match at WrestleMania 40.

Goldberg makes WWE return after 12 long years

Goldberg returns to WWE after 12 years
Goldberg returns to WWE after 12 years Credit : WWE

Goldberg is one of the most dominant wrestlers of all time. During his WCW run, he had an undefeated streak of 173-0. Goldberg won his first World Heavyweight Championship on July 6, 1998, which was held in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Over 40 thousand fans were in attendance when he beat Hulk Hogan.

Goldberg joined WWE in 2003 as he challenged none other than the Peoples Champion, The Rock, as he beat The Rock at Backlash 2003. During his one-year run with WWE, he won several championships.

He wrestled his last WWE match at WrestleMania 20 against Brock Lesnar. Fans had mixed reactions during the match. Goldberg beat Brock, which was the last time we saw Goldberg in WWE.

In 2016, Goldberg made a huge WWE return on Monday Night Raw after 12 long years. It was one of the biggest moments in WWE history as he walked to the ring and fans in attendance cheered his name “Goldberg-Goldberg,” which was breathtaking. Goldberg cut a great promo and thanked all wrestling fans for remembering him for 12 long years. At the end of his promo, he challenged Brock Lesnar for one more match at Survivor Series 2016.

Goldberg shocked the world by beating Lesnar in under 2 minutes. Since his return to WWE, Goldberg has won the Universal Championship twice. He wrestled with The Undertaker for the first time, which is one of the dream matches of all time. Goldberg wrestled his last match in 2022 against Roman Reigns.

Bret The Hitman Hart WWE return after 13 long years

Bret Hart is one of the best in-ring technicians of all time. Hart joined WWE/WWF back in 1984 as a heart foundation. Hart won his first intercontinental championship at the SummerSlam in 1992.

He beats Mr. Perfect with the sharpshooter, which is one of the classic matches in Summer Slam history. Heart won his first WWE championship from Ric Flair during the years 1992–1997. He won multiple championships and gave so many classic matches with Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin. In 1997, Survivor Series Montreal’s Screwjob Hart left WWE and joined WCW.

After 13 long years, on January 4,2010 Raw Bret Hart makes his shocking WWE return as a special guest host of Raw. Hart thanked all of his fans around the world for their support and shook hands with Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon regarding burying the hatchet.

 

Bret takes revenge on Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 26. Vince tries to get the Hart family to turn against him, but they turn against Vince and help Bret beat McMahon at WrestleMania 26. After his long-awaited WWE return, Bret Hart Wrestle came to tag matches. Hart last appeared in September 2022 on the first UK show, Clash of the Castle.

 

Stone Cold Steve Austin makes WWE Return After 19 Years

Stone Cold Steve Austin Returns After 19 Years
Stone Cold Steve Austin Returns After 19 Years

Steve Austin is the biggest superstar of all time. He joined WWE in 1996. The Texas Rattle Snake won his first WWE championship after he beat Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 14 in 1998. Austin brings attitude to the WWE and helps WWE boost TV ratings in Monday Night Wars against WCW.

Austin became a six-time WWE champion and three-time Royal Rumble champion; his rivalry with The Rock is unforgettable. At WrestleMania 19, Austin wrestled his last match against The Rock. Due to a career-ending neck injury, Austin retired in 2003 at the age of 39. After that, Austin made many appearances in the WWE and created many memorable moments by giving stunners to everybody in the ring, but he stayed away from a wrestling match.

In 2022, WrestleMania 38 Austin made his stunning return against Kevin Owens on the first night of WrestleMania 38. After 19 long years, Austin battled against Kevin Owens, which was a brawl and fun to watch for wrestling fans. Austin took a few suplex on the concrete floor during the breathtaking match.

During the match, Austin drinks his custom beer as he raises some hell on Kevin Owens. Austin beats Owens in that match and celebrates his victory with fans in attendance. After returning to the ring after 19 years, Austin is open about having one more match at the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania.

These are some of the long-awaited WWE returns of all time as fans love to see their favorite WWE superstar comes back for one more match since CM Punk Returns at Survivor Series 2023 opportunity are endless for WWE. Steve Austin vs CM Punk is one of the Dream matches. The Rock could make his return against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. So let’s just stay tuned for the upcoming WrestleMania 40.

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