Welcome back. The Royal Rumble has come and gone and that means we are done with one of the most entertaining and exciting nights of the year. With the show in the books, one of the big questions is who made the big surprise return? These take place fairly often in the Royal Rumble and are one of the highlights of the show. Therefore, it was nice to see one of the biggest possible take place.

There are injuries in wrestling and then there are injuries in wrestling. Everyone sprains an ankle or breaks a bone or does something that is going to leave them banged up. That doesn’t mean their career is over, but there are certain kinds of injuries that are going to either put them on the shelf for a long time, or in the worse case scenario, end their careers. That seemed to be the case nearly nine years ago, but it turns out that you can never say never.

Edge returned to the ring at the 2020 Royal Rumble, marking his first in-ring appearance since 2011 when he was forced to retire due to a neck injury. Edge wound up in the final three participants in the match and eliminated Luke Gallows, Randy Orton and AJ Styles. There is no word on when he will wrestle again. The return comes after Edge had been rumored for a return in the match but spent weeks denying it.

It was a heck of a moment. Check out part of the return:

Opinion: If there is one thing that I have learned in wrestling over the last few years, it is to never say never. I never would have believed that Daniel Bryan would get back in the ring and now I can say the same thing for Edge. He looked great for 46 and even got to go out there and show off a bit. What mattered here was he got to do this again and might get to retire on his own terms this time. I was glad to see him back and that’s a nice feeling overall.

Did you like the return? What do you see Edge doing at WrestleMania 36? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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