Curt Hawkins Will Make Return to WWE at SmackDown Live

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 17, 2016

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After more than two years away from the company, it was revealed during Tuesday's episode of SmackDown Live that Curt Hawkins is set to make his WWE return.

The following vignette aired for the former WWE Tag Team champion:

Although no return date was given, the 31-year-old New York native is slated to be a member of the SmackDown roster.

Hawkins has worked on the independent scene as Brian Myers since his release, and he will join a SmackDown roster that would benefit from some depth.

After a successful run as a tag team with Zack Ryder, WWE utilized Hawkins primarily as an enhancement talent meant to make the opposition look strong during his previous run.

While that may once again be the case during his second time around, there is room for opportunity on SmackDown behind heavy hitters such as John Cena, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles and Randy Orton.

WWE previously announced that Shelton Benjamin would return on SmackDown, but Benjamin revealed on Twitter that his comeback was nixed due to a shoulder injury.

With Benjamin now out of the picture, Hawkins could potentially carve out an important role in SmackDown's midcard.

          

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