10 Most Shocking Things That Happened On Post-WrestleMania WWE Raws

Brock Lesnar's 2012 return was epic, but how does it compare?

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The Raw after WrestleMania has become one of the most hotly anticipated wrestling shows on the annual calendar, particularly over the past few years, with WWE consciously going out of their way to jumpstart their new season of programming with all manner of twists and turns.

It's a guaranteed source of surprises, and last night's was no different, with The Undertaker's shock appearance, Sami Zayn's long-awaited return, and Lars Sullivan's main roster arrival the pick of the bunch, though none were strong enough to transcend honourable mention status here. Let's not even get into the horrific return of Beach Ball Mania, either.

Much of the show’s appeal is down to its penchant for delivering big surprises. WWE always seem to go out of their way to deliver the unexpected on their post-Mania Raws, and from big name acquisitions making their debuts to new storylines kick off on the back of what happens the night before, these shows always aim to amaze us.

But which of these moments stand out among the rest? Which Raw after 'Manias were so dazzling, they put the Grandest Stage itself to shame? Let's run them down.

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