The WWE has had to deal with a whole host of injuries over the past year or so, with events like last month's WrestleMania 32 suffering as a result.
High-profile absentees have provided a headache for the creative team as they try to keep audiences interested without being able to call upon some of the biggest names in the business such as John Cena, Seth Rollins and Daniel Bryan.
But, while the Yes! Movement leader won't be returning after his recent retirement, WWE CEO Vince McMahon has given fans (and his creative team) reason to get excited this week by providing a positive update on the situation of four high-profile wrestlers currently on the treatment table.
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As reported by Wrestling Inc., McMahon told reporters during a first quarter earnings conference call that all four of John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins and Randy Orton will be returning within the next month.
The news may not be a revelation for Cena fans - the 15-time champion himself recently revealed he would be back in action on May 30 - but, for the other three star names, it is a major update.
Rollins has been out since November 2015 and fans have been clamouring for his return ever since news filtered through about a return to training last month.
Per PW Insider, it is actually a commitment to filming WWE Studios' 'Temple' movie that is keeping him away from the ring just now. Rollins will, though, return when filming for that is completed, and early June is looking most likely.
As for Bray Wyatt, he has been dealing with a calf injury suffered on the European Tour in mid-April and there were fears it could mean up to three months out. Although McMahon has now hinted at a return in the next couple of weeks, it is expected his comeback will not include in-ring work for the first few weeks at least.
Still, getting The Eater of Worlds back in front of the camera is a big boost as WWE moves towards their summer pay-per-views.
McMahon's one-month time frame is perhaps most surprising when it comes to Randy Orton. Only last week reports claimed The Viper was still a full six weeks away from even returning to training at the performance center.
Now, it appears the veteran will be back in the ring before the middle of June - finally putting to an end a spell away that began way back in October 2015.
The news that four of arguably the WWE's biggest superstars will be back within four weeks is a huge plus for the company and their fans.
Returning before the middle of June means Cena, Rollins, Wyatt and Orton can theoretically all be involved not only at SummerSlam in August, but potentially June 19's Money in The Bank and Battleground at the end of July.
WWE fans: Who would you have each returning superstar feud with next month? Have your say in the comments below...
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