With 2019's Crown Jewel, WWE's most recent show in Saudi Arabia, in the rearview mirror, it is time once again to consider the constant presence of WWE legends. With all of the Saudi money, WWE has been able to tempt almost everyone to come back for one more match.
Glenn Jacobs even had a match while he was the mayor of Knox county, and The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels came back from retirement, ruining what some people called the best retirement from professional wrestling history. Despite all of this, there are some legends that should come back for one more match, while others should not.
10 Should: Sting
Before going too far into this list, we would like to specify that some of the legends included on this list should only return to in-ring competition if that person is medically fit.
With that being said, Sting's recent outing in a WWE ring was not a good one, as he was injured during his match against Seth Rollins. Sting's current WWE record currently sits at 2 - 2, but one of those victories came in a tag team match, and the other win came via disqualification. This record hardly seems fitting for the legend that is Sting.
9 Shouldn't: X-Pac
X-Pac is one of the most recent Hall of Fame inductees on this list. X-Pac was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019 as part of DX, and, following his induction, X-Pac said that he was retiring from in-ring competition, barring a hypothetical WrestleMania or NXT TakeOver match.
However, while X-Pac is undoubtedly a legend, he is not quite a big enough name to be featured in a marquee match on either a WrestleMania card or the relatively smaller NXT TakerOver cards. Also, after the bronco buster mishap in 2013, X-Pac might want to retire entirely.
8 Should: DDP
After the launch and success of DDP Yoga, Diamond Dallas Page has made a huge impact on the world of fitness and professional wrestling. DDP famously helped to rehabilitate Jake "The Snake" Roberts following his downhill spiral in his post-WWE life.
Chris Jericho has also cited DDP Yoga as something that helps to keep him in shape. Due to DDP Yoga, Diamond Dallas Page is in great shape despite being in his sixties. Due to his age, Page might not compete in a 30-minute 5-star classic, but it would be great to see one more Diamond Cutter.
7 Shouldn't: Mick Foley
The last time Mick Foley was seen on television was when he was laying on his back after suffering a mandible claw at the hands of The Fiend Bray Wyatt. It served as a great passing of the torch from Mick Foley's Mr. Socko to Wyatt's incapacitating mandible claw.
Due to the nature of this match, Foley should not even be seen on WWE television for a long time to come, until the WWE Universe has long forgotten about The Fiend. However, even if Foley comes back, his age and multiple injuries should disqualify him from wrestling one more match.
6 Should: Booker T
While the 54-year-old 2-time Hall of Famer seems like a strange choice for this list, Booker T is similar to Diamond Dallas Page, in that they are both in good physical shape. Booker was a staple of TNA Impact for a few years after his WWE departure, even capturing the TNA World Tag Team Championship.
Booker has even shown that he is still fit for in-ring competition. In 2015, Harlem Heat reunited as Booker T and Stevie Ray teamed up in a winning effort in Booker's own promotion, Reality of Wrestling, capturing the Reality of Wrestling Tag Team Championships.
5 Shouldn't: Bret Hart
Bret Hart's run in the late 2000s was controversial, to say the least. While he won the United States Championship from The Miz, the circumstances surrounding that match were questionable, as Bret's win was largely due to the Hart Dynasty's help.
Hart also was a part of the infamous 7-on-7 elimination tag-team match that was the main event of SummerSlam 2010. While Bret Hart is younger than the previously-mentioned Diamond Dallas Page, Hart has not kept in nearly as good of shape, and his last run was largely hampered due to his nagging injuries.
4 Should: Stone Cold Steve Austin
While he may no longer wrestle, Stone Cold Steve Austin never truly separated himself from WWE. However, most recently, Steve Austin moderated a contract signing between Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman for their WWE Universal Championship match in 2019.
Following this most recent appearance, Austin has talked about wanting to have one more match. An in-ring return would certainly boost viewership for WWE in a time when television ratings are suffering. Also, if it happens soon enough, a Steve Austin in-ring return could even be used to promote another season of Straight Up Steve Austin.
3 Shouldn't: Goldberg
It is undeniable that Goldberg's 2016-17 was incredible. He did the unthinkable and defeated Brock Lesnar in just a few minutes, and then became the WWE Universal Champion after beating Kevin Owens. While Goldberg's surprise match at SummerSlam 2019 against Dolph Ziggler was fun, his match against The Undertaker at Super ShowDown was largely panned by critics.
Additionally, the match was viewed as dangerous by many fans, as Goldberg was even temporarily knocked out. Goldberg's legacy should end with the Ziggler squash at SummerSlam.
2 Should: Edge
Since he retired in 2012 due to neck and spinal cord injuries, Edge seemed like he was going to focus largely on his podcast with longtime friend Christian and maybe even return to his acting career that he developed while working on the Syfy series Haven.
However, at SummerSlam 2019, Edge hit Elias with a spear. This spear marked Edge's first wrestling action in 7 years. While Edge's spinal stenosis is not something that should be taken lightly, Edge has been outspoken about having one more match left in him after his SummerSlam appearance.
1 Shouldn't: The Undertaker
This is probably the most controversial inclusion on the list. After his WrestleMania undefeated streak came to an end, The Undertaker has had sporadic appearances in WWE.
While his most recent match was a tag-team effort with Roman Reigns against Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre, this match seemed like it was just an attempt to wash the sour taste out of the mouth of the WWE Universe following his match with Goldberg from Super ShowDown. While it may be difficult to admit, the Undertaker of 2019 is not the same Undertaker from even 5 years ago, and it may be time to call it quits.