Santino Marella and Rey Mysterio have been off WWE television due to injuries for quite some time now. It appears as though both of them have recovered nicely because dates for their returns have been announced.
Marella was originally injured back in January. He suffered an apparent neck injury while working a live non-televised event. According to Marella's Twitter feed, he will be ready to go come time for Raw on Monday.
I am good to go for this Monday— Santino Marella (@milanmiracle) March 16, 2013
Back in the good ol' U.S of A.I go home for 23 hours then back on the road, ahhhhhh it's good to be back guys!And girls— Santino Marella (@milanmiracle) March 16, 2013
The return of Marella is a welcome one simply because his character is enjoyable to watch.
I do not believe that his return is going to have any real impact in regard to storylines. Although he will be back in plenty of time for WrestleMania 29, I simply do not see a spot for him on the card. Regardless, Marella back on television is going to be entertaining.
Mysterio suffered a knee injury a few months back and has been off of television since. According to an article on WrestlingInc.com, Mysterio is advertised to appear at the post-WrestleMania RAW on April 8 from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
It's a shame that Mysterio is going to miss WrestleMania. Earlier this year there were rumors of a potential Sin Cara/Mysterio match. Those rumors were obviously put to bed with the injury to Sin Cara, which was followed by Mysterio's current injury.
When Mysterio makes his return there are a number of different ways WWE could push him.
He could reunite his tag team with Sin Cara, assuming he is healthy. If Sin Cara is available, WWE could go forward with a feud between the two. There is also the possibility that Mysterio goes in a completely different direction and begins a new feud.
Marella and Mysterio have carved their own special niche in the WWE universe. Their return to the company should be something that is welcomed by all.