4 Wrestlers who returned to WWE TV this week
It's that time of the year between WWE's final big show of 2019 and their first big show of 2020. Many fans drop off after Survivor Series and pick the storylines back up following The Royal Rumble in January, so this is the time when many stars will go on hiatus and others who have been waiting in the wings can finally make their return.
Whilst TLC is technically WWE's final pay-per-view of the year in just two weeks time, Survivor Series and The Royal Rumble are classed as two of the company's "Big Four" events, which means there are some fans who tune in just for the big pay-per-views and then pick up where they left off later in the year.
This week, the fall out from NXT's victory in the battle for brand dominance at Survivor Series was the main topic of conversation which lead to several interesting storylines heading into TLC.
#4. The Authors of Pain
The first return of the week was The Authors of Pain, who were spotted at the beginning of Monday Night Raw when Seth Rollins was addressing the WWE locker room.
Over the past few weeks, AOP have been spotted in backstage vignettes, but haven't returned to the ring since Akam suffered a leg injury back in January. Monday night saw the two stars step into the ring against Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins, the two men who they assaulted backstage last week.
As ever, Akam and Rezar dominated the former Tag Team Champions and picked up a huge win heading into TLC. Later in the night, the two men went after Kevin Owens in the main event match of the night but didn't attack his opponent Seth Rollins, which has led many fans to believe that AOP and Rollins could be set to work together in the coming months.