During WrestleMania season, former superstars often make their way back to the WWE. This year is no different, and the return date for several wrestlers has been leaked.
According to PWInsider.com, some of the biggest names to ever step inside a WWE ring will appear on “Monday Night Raw” on Feb. 24. The episode might be the most important of 2014 for the company, considering it’s the day of the launch of the WWE Network. On January 8, it was announced that fans could begin watching the network on the day after the Feb. 23 Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View.
Hulk Hogan leads the list of names that will be on the show. PWInsider reports that the six-time WWE champion will appear on WWE TV for the first time since 2007. After leaving the company that he put on the map in the 1980’s, Hogan joined TNA. He last appeared on “Impact Wrestling” in October, and has reportedly agreed to be a part of WrestleMania 30, now that his TNA contract is up. His health is expected to keep him out of a match, but Hogan could end up playing a significant role in the event.
Unlike Hogan, The Undertaker has been with WWE for almost 25 years. Still, his appearances on television have been rare in recent years, and he hasn’t wrestled since he took on The Shield in April. The 48-year-old is expected to defend his 21-0 streak at WrestleMania 30, and the build to his match is reportedly set to begin on Feb. 24.
While the WrestleMania match card has not been set in stone, it seems pretty clear that The Undertaker will take on Brock Lesnar. The two will likely begin their feud on the day that the WWE Network debuts. There had been rumors that The Undertaker requested to work with Daniel Bryan, but he looks destined to face Triple H or fight for the WWE World Heavyweight Title at the year’s biggest PPV.
Other than the big name wrestlers, PWInsider also reports that a former manager will appear on “Raw” after Elimination Chamber. Jimmy Hart is expected to join the likes of Hogan and The Undertaker. Hart was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and rejoined the company in 2011 after a stint with TNA.