What wrestling fan doesn't love a good superstar return? As much as fans love certain superstars, they are so much happier to see them return from some time off. Whether it was due to injury, retirement or another type of hiatus, superstar returns are almost assured to get a response from the crowd.
A perfect example of that was last Monday night's episode of RAW, when Chris Jericho was revealed as the man behind the cryptic "It Begins" promos, which had taken over television feeds and become popular viral videos on the Internet. His return sparked a lot of buzz, especially with Twitter-happy fans. Jericho dominated the worldwide trends for the time period that he was on WWE programming once again.
Many superstars have returned over the years, but they are often featured at a big stage like a pay-per-view. An event known for returns and special appearances is Royal Rumble, coming up in a few weeks. However, it is so much more special when a superstar returns on a televised episode of a brand. Instead of having to purchase the event just to see the nice moment, WWE and the superstar are able to feature the unique moment on free television.
Here are 10 of the best televised returns from throughout the years. You will notice that many of them ended up being the more shocking and more unforgettable returns in recent years.