2011 might be regarded as the Year of Returns.
First we learnt of Shawn Michaels returning to headline WrestleMania XXVII's Hall of Fame. Then came surprise returns for Diesel and Booker T at the Royal Rumble.
Last week, The Rock finally came back to Monday Night Raw. Trish Stratus returned at the Elimination Chamber, whilst the Undertaker returned on Monday night and was immediately confronted by Triple H.
However one return, more than any other, that came as a shock was that of Stone Cold Steve Austin. In each of the other cases, there had been hints and rumours, but the return of the man who was the Attitude Era, took many by genuine surprise.
It's hard to keep a secret from the Internet Wrestling Community, but WWE did so.
It is traditional for WWE to play a strong hand in the January-to-March period. It has happened every year. However the last two WrestleManias have only been lit up by the matches involving Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker.
The current crop of wrestlers simply have not stepped up to lead effectively. With the retirements of Batista and Chris Jericho, and facing a somewhat weak card at this April's spectacular, WWE has brought out some aces.
Shawn Michaels will sell out the Hall of Fame. Diesel and Booker T will add some strength to the roster. The Undertaker and Triple H may very well headline together, whilst the Rock will ensure a sell out at WrestleMania XXVII.
The role of Stone Cold is to ensure that Tough Enough, the WWE's landmark reality series, becomes a popular show, especially compared to the critically panned and weak NXT.
NXT and Tough Enough have had a good track record of producing superstars, but it needs the right creativity and format in order to succeed where it has failed before
With Stone Cold at its helm, I think WWE is on to a winner, and this slideshow will attest ten reasons why that might be the case.