Quite a few wrestlers have come into WWE over the years, and many of them have found their way out of the company as well. Some have been fired, some leave to pursue outside interests, and some simply leave of their own free will and return to the independent scene. However, just because they’re gone doesn’t mean they can never come back, and with WWE once again splitting the rosters into two separate Raw and Smackdown brands, there are definitely going to be spots available for some of those departed stars to make a comeback. With that in mind, we thought about the former WWE talent that might possibly be available to return to the company, and these are the ones we’d most like to see back in WWE’s good graces.
Given that Big Dave has had some fairly harsh words for WWE ever since his last aborted comeback, and has basically entrenched himself into a niche in Hollywood that he seems quite comfortable with, this is probably an incredible longshot. However, he is presumably still friends with Triple H, so never say never. More importantly, when he left just before hitting it big with Guardians of the Galaxy, Batista was still a good wrestler that fans actually loved to watch, and he even left them wanting more due to his split from the resurrected Evolution (and vaguely mocking “Miss America” wave goodbye). Unfortunately, he was no spring chicken when he made it to WWE, and as years go by, the chances that he’ll even want to wrestle shrink to an infinitesimally small number, but before he’s done for good, we’d really like to see at least one more match out of the Animal. If nothing else, we’d hope that WWE could at least mend enough fences that we get a Hall of Fame induction and some Raw appearances, because the idea that we’ll never see “Hollywood” Dave Batista and his unusual fashion decisions in WWE again makes us really sad.