Unleashing the Past: “5 Epic WWE Superstar Comebacks that shocked everyone”.
Unleashing the Past: “5 Epic WWE Superstar Comebacks that shocked everyone”. (Picture Credit: Instagram & WWE)

SummerSlam is one of the most anticipated Premium LIVE Events of WWE. The mega event has witnessed various thrilling moments throughout its storied history.

Some of these moments include surprise comebacks by beloved Superstars, which have often stolen the show and left the fans in awe.

As we gear up for WWE SummerSlam 2023 on 6th August, here are the top five surprising returns that have electrified audiences in the past.

WWE SummerSlam 2019: Edge rises from retirement

In a stunning turn of events at the SummerSlam Kick-off 2019, the crowd erupted in wild cheers as WWE legend Edge appeared unanticipated. This marked his first physical involvement since his retirement in 2011, sending shockwaves through the WWE universe. The Rated-R Superstar interrupted Elias’s musical performance, delivering an electrifying spear that left fans awestruck. This seminal moment, etched in the annals of WWE history, hinted at the beginning of Edge’s monumental comeback journey.

WWE SummerSlam 2005: Hulk Hogan’s iconic comeback

SummerSlam 2005 witnessed the unforgettable return of one of the most legendary figures in professional wrestling history, Hulk Hogan. In a battle against Shawn Michaels, Hogan’s comeback exhilarated the sold-out MCI Centre in Washington, D.C. The match was a classic clash of generations, with the Immortal One registering an iconic triumph over The Heartbreak Kid, reminding fans worldwide of Hogan’s immeasurable impact on the industry.

WWE SummerSlam 2011: Kevin Nash’s shocking return

SummerSlam 2011 saw the unexpected return of Kevin Nash, also known as Diesel, creating a whirlwind of excitement. As Triple H prepared to face CM Punk, Nash’s entrance music hit, leaving the audience stunned. The surprise comeback turned chaotic as Nash attacked Punk, allowing Triple H to capitalize on the distraction and secure the victory. Nash’s sudden appearance completely altered the result of the match and sparked a series of unpredictable events in WWE.

WWE SummerSlam 2021: Becky Lynch’s fiery ascension

SummerSlam 2021 will forever be remembered as the event where The Man came back around. As Carmella prepared to step in for an absent Sasha Banks, the crowd was floored when the unmistakable music of Becky Lynch hit the speakers. After a year-long hiatus, Lynch strode confidently into the arena, receiving a thunderous reception from the WWE Universe. Her shocking return culminated in a swift victory over Carmella and Bianca Belair, re-establishing her dominion over the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

WWE SummerSlam 2021: The Beast Incarnate is back

SummerSlam 2021 was a night of shock and awe as the unanticipated return of “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar, shook the WWE Universe to its core. Just as Roman Reigns revelled in his triumphant win over John Cena, Lesnar’s imposing figure strode into the arena, instantly stealing the spotlight. His long, menacing, ponytailed silhouette against the entrance ramp was enough to send chills down the spines of fans worldwide. His surprise return, after a year and a half hiatus, marked the beginning of a new, electrifying chapter in WWE’s saga.

Meanwhile, watch the LIVE coverage of WWE SummerSlam 2023 on Sony Sports Ten 1 (English), Sony Sports Ten 3 (Hindi) and Sony Sports Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu) channels on 6th August 2023 from 5:30 am IST.

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