There’s your Raw surprise. We’re at the start of the busiest part of the WWE year with the Road To WrestleMania just starting up. The Royal Rumble is right around the corner and that means things are going to get a lot faster in a hurry. That’s a good thing in a lot of ways as the December funk can wrap up and we can get to something with some more meaning behind it. There is some time before the Royal Rumble though and something big took place this week.

One of the most entertaining things you can see on a wrestling show is a return. Sometimes wrestlers have to be out of the ring and off of television for a while, which can be a long or short stretch. It’s bad to see them leave most of the time but the return lets you have a cool moment, even if it might not be the most popular wrestler making their return. We had another one this week.

This week on Monday Night Raw, the Big Show made his return to television for the first time in about fourteen months. Big Show was unveiled as the mystery partner of Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens in a six man tag against Seth Rollins/AOP. Samoa Joe, Owens and Big Show won the match when Rollins used a chair to draw a disqualification. This was Big Show’s first match in over a year as he has been recovering from hip surgery.

It was quite the surprise. Check out the big (literally) return:

Big Show returns to help Owens & Joe battle Rollins & The AOP: Raw, Jan. 6, 2020

Opinion: Big Show isn’t exactly the long term solution that WWE needs to fix its problems but doing it for a little while could work fine. Big Show has not been around in over a year so bringing him back is going to get a little excitement. That being said, he seems to be an accessory to the main story more than anything else and that isn’t going to cause any problems. Get what you can out of him and then move forward, which hopefully is WWE’s plan.

What will Big Show do next? What is next for the Rollins/AOP vs. Samoa Joe/Owens feud? 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, 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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