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While we saw the welcome, yet random, return of Mick Foley for Survivor Series, there were plenty of other big names who could have instead returned at the PPV to have an even greater impact.
Brock Lesnar is one of those names that spring to mind.
While the WWE are saving his contractually limited appearances for a WrestleMania run, one has to feel that his prolonged absence means there are enough appearances still remaining to have the former UFC Champion return sooner rather than later.
Another colossal name who was allegedly set to return was the Undertaker.
This may have been slightly more far-fetched, but would have been a fantastic addition to the card nonetheless.
Both men could, of course, still return at the PPV this weekend, though it would seem unlikely.
This is a pay-per-view after all, so surely the WWE would advertise their appearances in order to increase buy-rates?
As much as I would like to see either man emerge in Indianapolis this weekend, the realist in me cannot see such a turn of events coming to fruition.