One solution would be to bring back recognizable names to the company and spike the fans’ interest. While some wrestlers are expected to make a comeback soon, others might have to wait a little longer before they wrestle in WWE again. These WWE Superstars are likely to return to the ring next year, while a few may not. Some may never wrestle again.
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10Could Return: Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey competed for WWE as a full-time wrestler before taking leave after WrestleMania 36. There were talks that she was planning to start a family with her husband but that doesn’t imply The Rowdy One wouldn’t return to WWE for another match.
Her contract isn’t up until April 2021 and she has – at least – one more match left. WWE is working on bringing her back in time for WrestleMania 37 and it might be the final time the former Raw Women’s Champion performs under the WWE banner before retiring.
9May Not Return: The Rock
The Rock vs Roman Reigns is a long-awaited dream match that might take place at next year’s WrestleMania. The Hollywood star has shown interest in facing his cousin, Roman Reigns, but their match may not happen next year due to The Rock’s upcoming movie projects.
The People’s Champion hasn’t wrestled in over four years with his last contest being against Erick Rowan at WrestleMania 32. In the past, WWE had to cancel many of their plans involving The Rock due to insurance-related reasons.
8Could Return: Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch announced her pregnancy in July 2020. She relinquished her Raw Women’s Championship and literally handed it to Asuka, who had won the Money in the Bank contract.
The Man’s due date is in December 2020, which means she might be able to make it back to the ring in time to perform at WrestleMania 37. The current plan is to put her up against Ronda Rousey who’s also expected to come back soon.
7May Not Return: Ivar
Recently, The Viking Raiders’ member Ivar went on to have successful neck surgery following an injury he sustained on Raw during an eight-man tag team match against The Hurt Business.
Cervical injuries can do critical damage to a person’s neck and it takes a long time for wrestlers to recover from such unfortunate injuries. Currently, the former Raw Tag Team Champion doesn’t have a return timeline and he’s also not expected to return anytime soon.
6Could Return: Jimmy Uso
The other half of The Usos, Jimmy Uso, injured his knees at WrestleMania 36. He was given a return timeline of six-nine months. Recently, his brother, Jey, updated the fans about his injury, saying that the multi-time champion will not return until January 2021.
Although Jimmy Uso recently made an appearance on SmackDown, it’s evident that his appearances are limited as he can’t get too physical in the ring – not until he recovers completely. Uso certainly won’t be taking any bumps for the time being.
5May Not Return: The Undertaker
WWE Network limited series Undertaker: The Last Ride saw The Deadman retiring from in-ring competition. His final match was against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 and it was probably his best match in recent times.
As is the case in almost annual fashion, Vince McMahon can bring back The Undertaker for yet another match at WrestleMania, but this time only if fans are present in the venue. After all, a Superstar of his caliber deserves a payoff match in a sold-out arena.
4Could Return: Edge
He and Randy Orton were put together in a rivalry that continued beyond WrestleMania, with Edge winning their first match-up. They had the “Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” at Backlash where The Viper picked up a pinfall victory to even the score. During their bout, Edge tore his triceps muscles and he isn’t expected to return until next year.
3May Not Return: John Cena
John Cena is not as active as he was just a few years ago but that doesn’t mean his days are over. Young kids still see Cena as their hero and it wouldn’t make sense to bring the 16-time WWE Champion in the ring again without a live audience.
Even though Cena and Bray Wyatt managed to have a successful program together, this is because their match was more suited to happen behind closed sets. It wasn’t a technical masterpiece and was solely meant to provide a cinematic experience to the fans at home.
2Could Return: Goldberg
Goldberg has a special WWE contract that will allow him two matches per year for the next two years. He’s already wrestled twice in 2020 and, certainly, WWE won’t bring him back until next year.
His match against The Fiend drew the ire of the WWE Universe as Bray Wyatt lost his Universal Title to the aging icon. Fortunately, WWE did make up for it later by having Braun Strowman cleanly defeat Goldberg of the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 36.
1May Not Return: Jinder Mahal
The long-forgotten former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal first injured his knees in June 2019 during a house show. It took him almost a year to return on Raw again, but then, he suffered another injury. Initially thought to be a minor one, it turned out to be major and required surgery.
WWE was ready to push Mahal back into the main event scene, but such plans had to be nixed due to his injury. Now it seems like The Modern Day Maharaja may have to wait at least another year to return to in-ring action.
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