In a world as demanding and risky as professional wrestling, hiatuses are a necessary part of life. Whether a superstar suffers an unfortunate injury, their character grows stale or they just need some time off, absences are crucial when it comes to maintaining a healthy and successful career. The best thing about those absences, however, are the inevitable returns that follow.
We all love a good return, and WWE does them better than anyone else. These comebacks are often a chance for the returning superstar to remind us all that they still exist, putting the entire WWE Universe on notice and raising some good old-fashioned hell while they're at it. Furthermore, the company thrives off them, as they often become the most talked-about moments of their respective week, year and, sometimes, even the most memorable of the decade.
Speaking of which, this past decade has given us hundreds of them. Though not all of them were worth remembering, there are some truly awe-inspiring comebacks that changed the game altogether. With that in mind, let's take a look back over the 2010s and celebrate the ones that really stood out.