Over the past three WrestleMania events, WWE hasn't brought back many legends to compete on the Grandest Stage of Them All - but things could be changing this year.
Joe Peisich explained on Barnburner’s On The Mat (h/t Ringside News), that two of the WWE's top injured superstars could return at WrestleMania 35. On top of that, three wrestling icons might compete as well.
Those five stars, according to Peisich, are Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Kurt Angle, John Cena and Batista. Owens recently announced that he's set to return in a month, and it's believed he'll be added to the WrestleMania card. Zayn has been sidelined since June of last year, when he had to undergo surgery on both rotator cuffs.
As for Angle, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio recently reported that there are discussions ongoing about having his last match take place at - before the 2017 Hall of Fame inductee retires.
Angle hinted at hanging up the boots for good on the Feb. 4 episode of Raw, but he was interrupted and hasn't addressed the matter since. Given his age (50), and neck injury history, it'd be a surprise if WrestleMania 35 doesn't end up being the last match of his illustrious career.
Though Cena remains extensively busy filming movies these days, he's always made it a priority to appear at WrestleMania, so we can expect the same this year. As long as he's in shape to wrestle, there's no way he misses out.
Batista has been vocal about wanting to return to WWE in the past, and he's been in talks with the company - along with All Elite Wrestling. He was last on the WWE roster in 2014, but left following creative differences. Perhaps The Animal will finally embark on that one last historic run in WWE before retiring from the ring.
What This Means
The WrestleMania 35 card has hardly taken shape yet, but it sounds like WWE is moving towards adding some more star power this year. It's already shaping up to be a thrilling show in East Rutherford.