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Curt Hawkins returning to WWE


SmackDown's roster will soon be adding a new member.

A vignette aired on Tuesday’s show advertising that Curt Hawkins will be debuting on the brand soon. The video touted several facts about the former WWE Tag Team Champion, including that he has counted to infinity twice, can slam a revolving door, and doesn't flush the toilet -- he scares the crap out of it.

Hawkins last appeared in a WWE ring in 2014 before being released in June of that year as part of a round of roster cuts.

He notably teamed with Zack Ryder in his initial WWE run, with the two winning the WWE Tag Team Championship in 2008. The duo also made a cameo appearance in the WrestleMania 24 main event when they interfered on behalf of their stablemate Edge in his match against the Undertaker.

Hawkins began his career in the New York area before signing with WWE in 2006, and had returned to largely working in that region after his release. In his post-WWE career, Hawkins also had a run in TNA where he won their Tag Team Championship with Trevor Lee as representatives of Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling. And he made an appearance in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's 2014 Battle of Los Angeles.

With WWE’s recent brand split, Hawkins had been rumored to be returning for some time.

The vignette that announced his return can be watched below: