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Top 13 Absolutely Terrible WWE Returns

The statement that everything old is new again applies to a number of different things. Movies, music and artists will take an idea and recreate it so that it appears newer, fresher and, hopefully, better. But that isn't always the case. Movies are redone, songs are remade or clothing styles of a generation before come back and don't do well. For wrestlers, reinventing who they are and what they do on a yearly basis is what keeps them relevant. It gives them meaning and shows fans that this wrestler is able to adjust and change with the times. That idea is usually a great one! However, when it comes to some wrestlers, sometimes you attempt to recapture old glory and something goes wrong, whether it's bad booking, bad timing, a bad gimmick or just being in the wrong place and at the wrong time.

The wrestlers on this list had successful careers based on a number of reasons: the championships they won or the money they earned. These wrestlers did what they needed to do to turn heads. In the case of some who left WWE, however, their return didn't go as they had probably hoped. Fans may have hoped for a return that was memorable for positive reasons, but sadly some returns were painfully unforgettable. We applaud their attempts to make a successful return, but acknowledge that a return is only effective if everything is just right. Blame it on stars not being aligned or fans just not warming to their returns, but these particular wrestlers fizzled about as quickly as their return was announced. Here are the top 13 less than stellar WWE returns.

13 13. Sika 

via dailymotion.com

12 12. Tensai

via wrestlingmedia.org

11 11. Superstar Billy Graham 

via wrestling-edge.com

10 10. Chris Jericho

via cagesideseats.com

9 9. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

via gruemonkey.com

8 8. Saba Simba

via ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com

7 7. Batista

via sportra.com

6 6. Marty Jannetty 

via thewwehistory.weebly.com

5 5. Rob Van Dam 

via 411mania.com

4 4. The Ultimate Warrior 

via wrestlingnews.co

3 3. Honky Tonk Man 

via ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com

2 2. Scott Steiner

via cagesideseats.com

1 1. Kevin Nash

via cagesideseats.com

If ever there was a return that was less than memorable it was that of Kevin Nash. When he first returned, it was part of the return of the new World order. That quickly dissolved, and the members of the faction left or moved to different things. Upon Nash's second return, he interjected himself in the CM Punk/Triple H feud. Nash has never been known for being the best worker, and while he is a great character his relevance that was less meaningful because of his many departures and returns. He even had his ‘friendship' with Triple H come to an end.

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