Huge news for Evan Bourne fans, as it appears the high-flyer has returned to action.
Keep in mind, it was a little over a year ago that an ankle injury sidelined Bourne. Prior to that injury, he was serving a 60-day Wellness Policy suspension and on his second strike with the WWE.
Since then, he has busted his butt to get back in the ring, and now it appears his goal has been reached.
According to WrestlingInc.com, "Evan Bourne returned at tonight's NXT event to defeat the former El Generico, Rami Sebei." Ultimately, this is just the first step for Bourne, as I am sure he still has a long road ahead of him.
However, I also wouldn't be entirely shocked if he returned the Monday following WrestleMania 29.
The fact is, having Bourne re-emerge for something as small as a run-in could very well boost the content for that episode of Raw. Keep in mind, many of the WWE's stars will be nursing injuries or simply recovering from the pay-per-view and may not be up to snuff. So this return could be a blessing in disguise for the company.
Ultimately, the WWE will have to figure out what to do with Bourne as he really doesn't fit in with the company's current product. In fact, his stature alone puts him at a disadvantage and could prove detrimental to a successful return.
That being said, the WWE has managed to utilize him to the fullest in the past. So, if the company doesn't hold a grudge, we could very well see him back in the mix with the tag division.
In the end, we will have to wait and see what the WWE has in store for Bourne. Let's just hope that he hasn't entirely burned this bridge and will be able to come back stronger than ever.