Absence makes the heart grow fonder and this statement definitely applies to how WWE fans feel whenever a star disappears from their screen for an extended spell.
Although these breaks from television and live events are usually unexpected and tend to come about due to injury or a star suddenly parting ways with the company, more often than not these spells away from the WWE Universe turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Once an injured or exiled performer is finally given the green light to step back into the company's squared circle, these returning stars are usually given a hero's welcome and a much needed push off the back of their highly anticipated comeback.
However, not every absent wrestler is given the same treatment upon their return and on more than a few occasions WWE have completely cocked up what should have been a truly triumphant re-emergence.
Long lost legends being completely overlooked, main event players being stuffed into rushed programmes and thunderous pops being completely ignored, have all left fans with a bitter taste in their mouths when they should've been celebrating the return of their favourite ass-kickers.