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15 Best Wrestling Comebacks

David Cullen
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:47 IST

Down but not out
Down but not out

It is always pretty sad for fans when a wrestler is leaving a company. Whether it be to seek their fortunes elsewhere, getting released, retirement or they need a break, it is always hard to let them go after providing us with such entertainment and great moments.

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As much as it is disappointing when these things happen, one of the best moments in wrestling for fans is seeing these Superstars return from their dismissal or even better, from retirement.

The returning segments and matches are always a highlight for the year and generally go down as one of the better moments in recent WWE memory or even of all time.

For this list, I have decided to take a look at the top 10 greatest professional wrestling comebacks.

For this, I will be focusing on superstars who either left WWE or another promotion, retired, or parted ways in some other way and spent a considerable amount of time away from whichever organizations.

I will not be including superstars who were out with serious injuries, or those who jumped ship to another, only those who returned to the ring after a long period of time away.

#15 Fit Finlay - 2006

He loved to fight
He loved to fight

The Belfast Bruiser Fit Finlay had a successful run in WCW, which included becoming the WCW World Television Champion, and having memorable matches with the like of William Regal and Chris Benoit.


When WCW went out of business in 2001, Finlay was picked up as a trainer for WWE's developmental territories.

He helped train future WWE Champions like John Cena and Randy Orton, and in 2002 became the WWE agent on Diva's matches. Finlay began training for a comeback in 2004 and even wrestled on some live events.

Amazingly, in December 2005, WWE began airing vignettes for Finlay's return to television. At the age of 47, Finlay debuted on WWE SmackDown in January 2006.

I think Finlay had one of the best wrestling comebacks because, for his age, he wrestled some damn fine matches. I would even go as far as to call him one of the very best wrestlers in the world between 2006 and 2007.

Finlay would win the WWE United States Championship in 2006 and challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship on occasions.

Finlay would have some great matches with Chris Benoit, Booker T, William Regal and more, and would participate in some memorable angles, such as Hornswoggle being revealed as Vince McMahon's son.

Finlay would wrestle for WWE for just about four years, before returning to his agent role in 2010.

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