The fans inside Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center counted down from 10 and a loud buzzer sounded over the PA system. "Written In My Face" played and the arena erupted into a huge ovation as Sheamus made his return to WWE, entering the annual Royal Rumble match at the No. 17 position.
The Celtic Warrior had been sidelined with a torn labrum, missing the second half of 2013 and losing a great deal of momentum as well.
Injury is never beneficial for a Superstar, but in Sheamus' case it allowed fans a break from his one-note babyface character. Back and re-energized, he figures to play a role in the upcoming WrestleMania XXX event.
But with such a crowded main event scene thanks to the returns of major (part-time) stars, it leaves WWE's Great White without a clear direction or major story to really sink his teeth into.
With so many talented Superstars on the roster, however, even a match significantly lower on the card than someone of Sheamus' star would hope for could result in a potentially show-stealing performance.
Who could the former WWE and World Heavyweight champion find himself across the ring from on April 6?
Let's take a look at some of the more intriguing and most likely candidates.