WWE enthusiasts are in for a treat as the organization gears up to bring back two former superstars, adding to the recent string of surprising comebacks. This exciting development follows the sensational returns of wrestling icons Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and CM Punk.
The anticipation is high, especially considering Punk’s comeback in November, marking the end of his nine-year hiatus from WWE. After spending a couple of years with AEW, the second-largest wrestling promotion globally, Punk’s return was nothing short of a momentous event for wrestling fans.
The Rock’s Return
In the latest twist of WWE’s comeback saga, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson recently made a stunning return during Monday Night RAW, sparking speculation about a potential showdown with Roman Reigns.
In a captivating moment during his cameo, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson not only marked his return but also left fans intrigued with his purpose as we approach the pinnacle of the WWE calendar.
Addressing the audience, he playfully pondered, “I’m gonna go get something to eat. Should The Rock sit in a booth? Or should The Rock sit at the bar? Or should The Rock sit… at the head of the table?” The deliberate emphasis on the phrase “at the head of the table” served as a clear and pointed call-out to Roman Reigns, the current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, who is often referred to as the ‘Head of the Table.’
The 51-year-old wrestling icon last graced the WWE stage in September, revealing in a conversation with Pat McAfee that discussions were underway for a potential clash against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. However, those plans fell through, fueling speculation about his long-awaited return, possibly in the coming year.
Roman Reigns has held a firm grip on the Universal Championship for an astonishing period of over 1,200 days, establishing himself as a dominant force in the wrestling world. As the anticipation builds, there’s growing speculation that these two wrestling giants could finally go head-to-head at WrestleMania 40, scheduled for April 6-7.
In an exclusive revelation last month, Mail Sport unveiled Jey Uso’s perspective on a potential match-up between The Rock and Reigns, deeming it the ‘biggest’ in wrestling. Speaking to Mail Sport’s Alex McCarthy, Uso expressed his preference for the Tribal Chief, emphasizing Reigns’ unparalleled understanding of the game. He dismissed other potential contenders, stating, ‘Punk, Randy, it’s none of them.’
When asked about the prospect of facing The Rock himself, Uso expressed enthusiasm, acknowledging the people’s desire for such an encounter. He believed it would be highly entertaining, considering it involves the two biggest stars in their family, asserting, ‘we’re still winning either way.’
Echoing the sentiment that a match between The Rock and Reigns would be monumental, the Main Event star concurred that it ‘would be the biggest match in wrestling’ and expressed his genuine excitement at the prospect of witnessing it unfold.
WWE’s Resurgence: Anticipated Comeback of Former Champions
Adding to the excitement, the organization seems poised to reintroduce two more former stars into the mix, following the conclusion of their contracts with other promotions.
The first of these potential returnees is none other than Naomi, the former two-time Women’s World Champion, also known as Trinity Fatu. Naomi had been absent from WWE since her departure on May 16th, 2022, opting to join Impact Wrestling. However, recent reports suggest that she is on the verge of becoming a free agent and is likely to make a sensational return to WWE. Naomi originally joined WWE in 2009 and achieved considerable success, securing multiple world championship titles along with the Women’s Tag Team Championship.
The second superstar gearing up for a comeback is Andrade El Idolo. After spending two and a half years with rival promotion AEW, Andrade recently expressed his gratitude towards AEW and confirmed the expiration of his contract at the end of 2023.
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Despite efforts from AEW chief Tony Khan to retain him, no agreement was reached. With a WWE stint from 2015 to 2021, Andrade is anticipated to re-sign with WWE. During his previous tenure, he clinched the NXT Championship and the WWE United States Championship.