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7 Wrestlers Who Have Come Back From the Dead

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With Easter just around the corner, people worldwide are turning their thoughts to an important historical figure who, after several days of resting in peace, sprung back to life.

With all due respect to those who observe Easter for its intended reasons, here’s an Easter-inspired list for people who worship at the Church of St. Vince.

Professional wrestling always requires a suspension of disbelief, but sometimes storylines get pushed into the realm of downright ridiculous when previously “deceased” wrestlers reappear, rarely any worse for wear.

Here are seven wrestling resurrections — including one that proves the truth is indeed stranger than fiction.


7. The Zombie

This seems like an obvious choice on the list because a zombie is, by definition, a risen corpse. Much like when ECW was brought back from the dead as a WWE sub-brand, The Zombie proved to be a very bad idea. As if wrestling fans needed any more evidence that Vince McMahon didn’t really “get” what ECW was all about, The Zombie was a cartoonish character that might have once made a good tag team partner for Papa Shango, but had no place in the revived ECW.  He appeared on the 2006 debut of ECW on SyFy in a match against The Sandman, immediately setting the bar low. His clothes were tattered, he lurched like an extra on The Walking Dead and he could only groan. Sandman easily dispatched him with some kendo-stick brutality.  The Zombie was portrayed by journeyman wrestler Tim Roberts, who wisely hightailed it to Puerto Rico after his underwhelming stint in WWECW.

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  • You forgot The Ultimate Warriors resurrection
    in WCW/NWO days

  • Rob

    To soon guys…. You knew Paul Bearer would have to be on this list. You should of waited longer before writing this article.

    • Darsow44

      Too soon?! Perhaps you didn’t notice that WWE IMMEDIATELY turned Paul Bearer’s death into storyline material.

      • Rob

        That was a storyline in WWE with all parties involved agreeing (including Bearer’s children). So yes it is to soon for some assh0le to be writing an article about “rising from the grave” less then a fuckking month after Paul Bearer died.

  • fcpmac

    Would have been interesting to see where that Vince stroyline would have gone too.

  • jcice13

    he looks a little like the ultimate warrior but sounds exactly like him

  • jcice13

    you mean vince ain’t dead???

  • gabewang

    I honestly expected Perry Saturn to be #1

  • Chelsii

    Lol, the day of Reid’s death.

    • Thatoneperson

      Where have you been?

      • Rob

        Her post was 7 hours before yours…where have you been?!

        • Thatoneperson

          I haven’t seen her, until now. And users of Wrestlenewz, Y U DOWNVOTE ME???

          • Rob

            Why u asking me lol I didn’t downvote.

          • Thatoneperson

            Mhm sureeeee. I wonder if this site will pull a April Fools day joke on us.

  • Jonny

    this article is a little untimely, especially with Paul Bearer’s death and now Reid Flair’s death. Don’t know the difference in timing if they knew about Reid’s death at the time of posting this, but regardless, it should be taken down and held off for a while out of respect and consideration.

  • i found this to be a really bad article on the day reid dies you guys post this i get though that in the end there is no right time to post it though

  • also prry saturn should have been in here somwere cause everybody thought he was dead for years

  • Sean Patrick

    “The whole silly schtick backfired, however, when a real-life wrestling death exposed the McMahon fiasco as a particularly tasteless and poorly timed gimmick.” …he said the day he posted this when Reid Flair died.

  • Rob

    People saying it was posted on the day of Reid Flairs death well they are right…but this article was posted before news of that came out.

    • Sean Patrick

      Pretty sure there’s a “delete” button somewhere…

      • Rob

        Agreed…..besides the fact that this article should not have been written so close to Bearer’s death.

        • Sean Patrick

          Hey, at least they kept him off the list. #babysteps

          • Rob

            Wasn’t bearer #2 on this list?

          • Sean Patrick

            Nope, Taker.

          • Rob

            Went back and looked Bearer is #3.

          • Sean Patrick


  • how about kurt angle as the gm of smackdown when big show pushed him off the edge in the arena.

  • The Undertaker was never classed as Paul Bearer’s son…only Kane was.

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