Yes, it looks like his comeback is finally happening.
Responding to a follower who asked when he would be back, Bourne wrote:
findevan) May 31, 2013
Well, this is interesting.
Sans a one-off match on NXT back in March, Bourne has been absent from WWE programming for the past 15 months.
The star has had a tough time of it over the past two years—and much of it was his own making. He was suspended for 30 days in November of 2011 for his first violation of the company's drug policy.
Embarrassingly, the former Wrestling Society X star was then busted again less than three months later, this time being banished for 60 days per the policy.
Certainly, this second violation was deeply worrying. Former WWE commentator Todd Grisham wrote on his Twitter at the time:
Shocked about Evan Bourne. Once could be chalked up to a bad decision...twice and there's a real problem. Hope he gets well. Great guy.— Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) January 17, 2012
Things got worse for Bourne when an accident in March 2012 badly injured his foot. He's been largely out of action ever since, with many fans losing hope that the star would ever return.
Of course, even if Bourne does make a comeback, it remains to be seen just what the company can do with him. After all, he does have two strikes against him. And, per the rules, if he gets one more, he's fired.
It's also questionable whether he'll be able to bounce back from his foot injury and be anything close to the wrestler he once was.
With this in mind, should WWE really invest in the 30-year-old again?
Sure, he's charismatic and has a cool high-flying style, but so do many wrestlers in the company. And they don't bring all the problems with them that Bourne does. It might be easier to just bring up a new NXT guy than try to return Bourne to his former prominence.
What do you think? Should WWE give the star another shot?
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