10 Lamest WWE Returns

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CM Punk is back in the WWE fold. Sort of.

The former 'Voice of the Voiceless' strode out at the end of the 12 November episode of WWE Backstage, announcing that "just when they think they got the answers, I change the culture. I'll see you here next week."

He'll now feature as a regular correspondent on the FS1 studio show, though his contract is with FOX, not WWE. Thus, it's hard to say whether this brings him closer to a full-on in-ring return or not but while this has made Backstage must-see television going forward, it blunts the appeal of him potentially showing up on Raw or SmackDown. Punk is back in the ecosystem now. He's about to become the norm, less of a special attraction, and not quite the game-changing mega-surprise he could've been on a proper wrestling show, and that's lame.

But is Punk's one of the lamest returns in WWE history? Not even close.

While many of the wrestlers within were able to recover from their underwhelming comebacks and the dismal weeks and months that followed, the wrestlers within came back in ways that brought little hype, excitement, or reason to feel optimistic about the run that followed...


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