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Top Five WWE Returns We’d Like To See

By Anthony Zevoteck

 

 

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

WWE can be a “make it or break it” territory for a wrestling career. It has been proven that when things go great, they go very great, to the point that when a superstar leaves the company, it can leave a hole that while Creative fills, fans can’t help but fantasize “what if.” 

“What if they had been given full time to blossom?” 

“What if they actually got that push?”

Of course, the biggest: “What if they ever come back to WWE?” 

In 2015, we saw both The Dudley Boyz and Alberto Del Rio make their returns and that proves that anybody could come back to WWE no matter how bad the departure might’ve been.

Below are five returns we think are possible sometime down the road and of course, fantasized by WWE fans daily. 

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The RSN Podcast – Women Of Wrestling

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Check out the latest episode of The RSN Podcast, where Rich, Sal and Nick discuss the history of women’s wrestling in WWE and WCW. They also touch up on the Divas in the Attitude Era, Ruthless Aggression Era, PG Era and of course, the ladies of NXT!

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 10/15/15: Ambrose Country

WWE SmackdownBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 10/15/15)

Ambrose Country 

– The Roman Reigns-Bo Dallas match was an obvious squash the moment Bo’s music hit. Dallas came out cutting an insulting promo that focused on Reigns coming up short against Bray Wyatt and that he didn’t survive Suplex City like he did. Let’s commence the whipping. To their credit, commentary talked up the dangers of the Hell In A Cell match, using it to pinpoint that Reigns’ own cousin Rikishi was “never the same after his HIAC match.” Hmm. There was more to that than just the HIAC, but we digress. This was quickly over not long after with a swift Superman Punch/Spear combo. Oh now we’ve got another Reigns promo. Oy. We gathered that Wyatt’s eyes are the depth of hell and Reigns is bringing the fight because he was riding straight into hell. A Wyatt response too? He mentioned that he’d deliver a prophecy on Raw. Guess we’ll see what that’s all about then. Standard stuff.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 8/27/15: It’s All Wyatt

WWE SmackdownBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 8/27/15)

It’s All Wyatt

– The Wyatt Family started things off by coming to the ring, while highlights were shown of Braun Strowman man-handling Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose on the previous Raw. Bray did a solid job in his promo, speaking of Strowman’s purpose in the family and mentioned Sister Abigail a ton of times. Maybe she’ll indeed be a real character down the road. Definitely dug the look and feel of the whole thing, done in the dark, mind you. Ambrose/Reigns “crashing the party” made sense, since they wanted revenge from Raw. The stare-down was intense. Liked Wyatt backing away with his family, priming this battle for another time.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 8/3/15: Champions Survive

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 8/3/15)

Champions Survive

– As always with WWE and paying respects to passing legends, the on-screen tribute to Rowdy Roddy Piper was classy, with all the talent on stage wearing “Hot Rod!” shirts, his music playing out the scene, followed by a great video package.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 7/23/15: Live To Fight Another Day

WWE SmackdownBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 7/23/15)

Live To Fight Another Day 

– The Dean Ambrose/Roman Reigns-Bray Wyatt/Luke Harper feud continued to boil on the stove, as Wyatt/Harper played into the finish of the Sheamus-Ambrose match. Liked the promo exchange between Sheamus and Ambrose prior to the match, as Sheamus accused Ambrose of being a ruthless coward while Ambrose played to the fans with a coy response on their behalf. The actual match was physical, as you’d expect and was woking on the cusp of a finish when the Wyatts came out to play. It’s awfully convenient that Wyatt can come out whenever he wants (even during a match) and get his full entrance treatment to turn the lights off and such. That said, it took two Brogue Kicks and outside interference to beat Ambrose, so guess you could say he was somewhat protected, but this was all about Wyatts grabbing the momentum.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 6/29/15: The Price Is Rollins

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 6/29/15)

The Price Is Rollins 

– The opening video reminded everyone of how WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins got The Authority back on his side and helped take down Brock Lesnar like never before. This was a good route to take creatively as things wind down to Battleground. This is arguably WWE’s 2015 money match and it’s no shock to see it a month earlier than anticipated.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 6/25/15: An Authority United

WWE SmackdownBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

(Aired 6/25/15)

An Authority United 

– The opening video highlighted Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman’s return and the buildup to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins eventually getting The Authority back on his side as he left the challenger laying thanks to their help. He needs all the momentum he can muster going up against the destructive Lesnar. Ironic that Jamie Noble actually had ribs broken in that angle on Raw. It was all well and good though in terms of a refresher. Also – Jimmy Uso commentating in his ring attire? What? Okay. He wasn’t particularly outstanding, but could always be worse (Yes, Mike Adamle is on our minds too.)

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 6/22/15: Putting The Band Back Together

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

(Aired 6/22/15)

Putting The Band Back Together 

– The first segment with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman started with a classic Heyman promo that took advantage of the big pop they both came out with. They refreshed everyone with what happened in the post-WrestleMania Raw and closed up the logic gap of The Authority bringing Lesnar back by forcing him to publicly apologize. Lesnar always has an aura of mystique around him – even him hesitating to shake hands with the announcers created drama and tension. How he “made up” with Michael Cole was funny. This ended up with Heyman “rallying the troops home” by saying what everyone wanted to hear.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 6/15/15: MGK Gets KO’d

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

(Aired 6/15/15)

MGK Gets KO’d

– It was great to see all the Dusty Rhodes love with various throwback segments through the night that played his career highlights. Replaying the 10-bell salute from Money In The Bank was also appropriate. They should’ve stood with the shot longer to see the talent genuinely dancing to Rhodes’ theme song, Vince McMahon particularly.

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