Brock Lesnar to WWE and the Worst Comebacks of All Time

Christopher AmickCorrespondent IMay 15, 2012

Brock Lesnar to WWE and the Worst Comebacks of All Time

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    There is nothing quite like watching the dramatic return of a WWE wrestler after a long absence, but when the comeback is more style than substance, it can often leave fans feeling cheated.

    When a familiar face walks through the curtain after a prolonged absence, it usually makes for a great WWE moment. After the honeymoon has passed though, it sometimes means more questions than answers.

    It could be an injury or a uninteresting storyline that causes a return fall flat but in the "what have you done for me lately" world of pro wrestling, it is important to strike while the iron is hot.

    These returns have failed to do that.

Brock Lesnar

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    It might have been spoiled by the fact that most fans were aware of Brock Lesnar's impending return, but that didn't keep the crowd in Miami from going absolutely bonkers when the former UFC champ made his WWE comeback.

    Lesnar made his presence felt immediately when he hit a F-5 on the face of the company and a dream match was booked between Lesnar and John Cena for Extreme Rules.

    The match itself was a spectacle to see, but now instead of prolonging the feud for a payoff match at Summerslam, Lesnar is being placed in a program with Triple H.

    Lesnar is off TV for now and it seems like WWE pulled the plug entirely too early on the Cena feud.

Brian Christopher

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    When the son of WWE announcer Jerry Lawler made his return last year, it produced one of the most awkward segments in Raw history.

    Brian Christopher teamed with Scott Taylor to form Too Cool—one of the most popular tag teams in history.

    Christopher returned to confront his dad on a number of issues from their past as a part of Lawler's storyline with fellow announcer Michael Cole.

    It was a short segment that featured way too much hidden animosity between Lawler and his son, so seeing "Grandmaster Sexay" again left a lot to be desired.

Chris Jericho

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    This is not taking away from the skills of Chris Jericho in any way, but his return was also one that everybody saw coming.

    It has become difficult to pull a fast one on the millions of wrestling fans and the WWE universe was pumped to see Jericho, but the wrestling community still loves to be surprised every now and then.

    Jericho has been a joy to watch and he has had great matches with Kofi Kingston and CM Punk since his comeback, including a fantastic bout at WrestleMania.

    His return however, was a bit dull and expected.

Mr. Kennedy

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    Ken Kennedy was primed to become a WWE impact player before the turn of the decade, until he injured his shoulder in 2008.

    Kennedy feuded with both the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels during his time with WWE, and was even the United States Champion at one point.

    After he dislocated his shoulder, Kennedy missed nine months and then finally returned in May of 2009.

    Kennedy wrestled one TV match, then was unceremoniously released. It was wildly speculated that he was fired for a botched move that almost injured WWE top star Randy Orton.

Jeff Hardy

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    One of the most talented and daring performers in history, Jeff Hardy has had a rocky relationship with WWE due to his drug problems.

    Hardy was suspended numerous times and even left for TNA during a two year span in 2004.

    He then returned to Raw in 2006 and proceeded to make a push for the WWE Championship. Hardy won the title and feuded with CM Punk and Triple H among others.

    He returned to TNA in 2010 and while not totally unsuccessful, his brief return left WWE fans wondering what might have been.