With WrestleMania right around the corner you can’t help but think of how many injuries the WWE is dealing with going into their biggest show of the year. This may be the most depleted WrestleMania roster in a long time. Really makes you realize how much of an impact these recent injuries have had on the company’s star power. Just think of some names likes Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro and John Cena; ouch. You can literally pick 10 Main Event matches involving those five wrestlers.
With injuries comes rumored returns. Names like Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle and Stone Cold Steve Austin have all been linked to a return. With so many roster slots empty, it seems like the WWE might be pretty desperate to bring back some of these names.
Whether it’s through injury or the WWE’s will to bring back a wrestler from the outside, the company desperately needs some reinforcements to solidify their product. Here are 12 wrestlers that can help with that. Enjoy this list of 12 wrestlers the WWE needs desperately to return!
12 Randy Orton
11 Jeff Hardy
The good news about this entry is the fact that a return is actually a legitimate possibility. Hardy revealed during Ric Flair’s podcast that he still has so much left to accomplish with the WWE. Jeff made it clear that he and his brother Matt, would love to end their careers with the WWE. Hardy also said that he would love to have another encounter with the Dudley brothers. Hardy concluded the interview stating that a return will happen, it’s just a matter of when.
10 Shelton Benjamin
Like Jeff Hardy, there actually is a real possibility of having Shelton Benjamin return to the WWE roster. Benjamin is currently wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling. He also worked an event with Global Force Wrestling.
Many were shocked to find out that in April of 2010, Benjamin had been released by the company. Despite his release though, Benjamin has found tremendous success outside of the WWE reinventing himself in front of a different audience. Despite his success outside of the WWE, Benjamin claims that he will be back with the company at some point in his career. Shelton said during an interview that he left on good terms and that the door will always be open for him to return.
The WWE universe was devastated to find out that Cesaro would be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after sustaining a shoulder injury. The timing of the injury was especially bad because of all the heat Cesaro was gaining with not only the WWE universe, but with his peers as well. Ric Flair, Mick Foley and Stone Cold Steve Austin all praised Cesaro for his work. Foley began the support for Cesaro claiming he was shocked with how the WWE was treating Cesaro. Foley urged the WWE to push him. Austin also agreed with Foley, blaming the WWE for not helping Cesaro be a top line name for the company. Flair added to this statement claiming Cesaro can work a huge storyline with the likes of Brock Lesnar.
8 Shane McMahon
With the McMahon family back on television, one can’t help to think; hey, where the hell has Shane been? Shane was arguably the most entertaining out of all the McMahons; who can forget some of his most unforgettable death defying stunts which left WWE crowds in absolute awe? Shane left the company in October of 2009 when he decided to go out there and make it on his own. In 2010, Shane would become the CEO of You On Demand, the first VOD & pay-per-view service in China. In 2013, Shane stepped down as the CEO, but still remains Chairman of the board.
7 Kurt Angle
It’s time Kurt Angle makes his long anticipated return to the WWE. With his career winding down, Kurt Angle has made it pretty clear that he would love nothing more than one last run with the company. Angle expressed some interest in making a return in the past, but according to alleged rumors, the WWE wasn’t interested in bringing Angle back. Kurt also noted that he wasn’t interested in working with NXT at this point in his career.
5 CM Punk
4 John Cena
3 Seth Rollins
After a year to remember, on November 4th during a house show in Dublin, Ireland, it all came crashing down for the former WWE Champion. Rollins tore his ACL, MCL and medical meniscus in his knee while attempting a sunset-flip powerbomb. As a result, Seth was scheduled to be out for six to nine months. This injury couldn’t have come at a worse possible time, especially with Rollins at the prime of his career. Rumors also began to surface that Rollins would take on Triple H at WrestleMania in a passing of the torch type of match.
2 Stone Cold Steve Austin
1 Daniel Bryan
The WWE universe was heartbroken after Daniel Bryan relinquished his Intercontinental Championship on May 11th. Believe it or not, 8 months later Bryan is still out with the same concussion, despite being medically cleared to wrestle by UCLA doctors. WWE doctors however, have still not medically cleared Bryan to wrestle. This has left wrestling fans extremely angry. Some rumors have indicated that Bryan himself is beginning to get very upset and may consider leaving the WWE to go wrestle elsewhere.
Bryan is the most over wrestler out there today. If the WWE needs anyone going into WrestleMania this year it’s this guy. It’ll be interesting to see what the future has in store for the WWE and Daniel Bryan.
Sources: bleacherreport.com, forbes.com, inquisitr.com
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