Five great WWE reunions including D-Generation X and Hardy Boyz
By Jefferson Lake
Last Updated: 12/10/17 11:39am
The Shield reunited on Monday Night Raw as Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose joined forces for the first time in two years.
The Hounds of Justice first attacked The Miz, Curtis Axel and Sheamus and Cesaro during a Miz TV segment but then went one better with a triple powerbomb on none other than the Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman as the reunion was confirmed.
We took a look at five other memorable wrestling reunions, which left the sport and its fans excited, emotional and - in some cases - a combination of both...
D-Generation X, Monday Night Raw, July 23, 2012
A few surprises were to be expected on the 1,000th episode of Raw but the reunion of DX came with a double twist.
First, Shawn Michaels and Triple H hit the ring to the faction's trademark theme song, the lights painting the mat green and the duo throwing out a few of their old gestures.
But Shawn took the mic, and announced to the crowd that "I feel like something's missing"...
A few classic DX lines later, and the music hit again, this time to herald the arrival of Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac in the jeep the group famously used to 'invade' WCW in 1998.
The Hardy Boyz, Wrestlemania XXIII, April 2, 2017
While the Hardys had been active as a pairing throughout their time away from WWE, it was the reunion of the brothers with the WWE fans which led to a truly explosive reaction and a memorable Wrestlemania moment.
The triple threat ladder match for the Raw tag-team titles was just about to begin when Mania hosts The New Day came to the top of the ramp, prompting speculation they were about to enter the match.
Instead, they lifted the lid on a widely-speculated return which would have blown the roof off the stadium in Orlando - had it not been an outdoor venue.
Team Xtreme was back in the WWE, after an absence of almost seven years, and the apopletic crowd was Broken on the spot.
The Rockers, Monday Night Raw, March 14, 2005
Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross were beside themselves in the commentary booth when the Rockers' iconic drum intro thumped out over the speakers to signal a return to the ring for one of the most popular babyface duos of the 1980s.
Shawn Michaels parted company with Marty Jannetty in pretty emphatic fashion in 1991 - throwing his former friend through the window of Brutus Beefcake's barber shop in one of the most famous angles in the history of the sport.
The pair seemingly patched up their differences for a return to the ring to take on the La Resistance team of Sylvain Grenier and Rob Conway at a Raw in Atlanta in 2005, and scored a nice victory after Michaels hit his Sweet Chin Music finisher on Grenier and Jannetty nailed him with a Rocker Dropper.
The Four Horsemen, Monday Night Raw, March 31, 2008
Just 24 hours after losing a Wrestlemania XXIV showdown with Shawn Michaels in which his career was on the line, a freshly-retired Ric Flair was being given the full send-off treatment in the Monday Night Raw ring.
Several of his former opponents and long-time friends were brought out to honour the Nature Boy's hanging up of the boots, including wrestlers such as Harley Race, Greg Valentine and Ricky Steamboat.
But the first group to hit the ring in celebration of Flair's career was his old stable - and arguably the greatest heel faction of all-time - the Four Horsemen.
Triple H made the hand gesture, the horse hooves played over the speakers and before Tully Blanchard, JJ Dillon, Arn Anderson and Barry Windham had even made it to the ring, Flair was in tears in one of the most emotional reunions wrestling has seen.
The Four Horsewomen, NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, August 22, 2015
Although they did not have to wait as long as their male counterparts to be reunited, the Four Horsewomen's reunion was no less emotional.
With Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch having already been called up to the main roster, and Sasha Banks on a similar path, it seemed the days of the hugely-loved NXT quartet being seen together in the same ring had come to an end.
Meanwhile, the fourth member of the group, the underdog Bayley, was in a one-last-shot title match against the outgoing Banks at NXT's latest Takeover, in Brooklyn.
What followed was what many have argued is one of the best women's matches of all time - and indeed one of the best matches overall that year - as Bayley and Banks put on an absolute masterclass which left the fans on their feet and the Hugger as the new champion.
The duo, both clearly highly emotional, embraced in the ring and the sentimental feel to the evening was cranked up another notch when Charlotte and Becky emerged from the locker room for a group hug and curtain call in the ring as the crowd roared their approval.
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