By Hobson Lopes,

On March 14, 2004, one of the best WrestleMania's in history was held at Madison Square Garden. Fans were witness to Eddie Guerrero retaining WWE championship against Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit winning the world heavyweight title in a triple threat match against Triple H and Shawn Michaels. The event was also the last time we had seen the Rock compete in a WWE ring before last year's Survivor Series and was also the last time we saw Brock Lesnar compete in a WWE ring.

With his attack on John Cena during Monday Night Raw earlier this week, Lesnar is the second man to make his return to the sport after a prolonged exit.

What other superstars that competed at WrestleMania XX could make a big splash with a return to WWE?

Goldberg

The man who wrestled Lesnar WrestleMania XX in what was one of the worst matches in the events history could still make his return to the sport. Never before has anyone made such an impact on the sport of professional wrestling like Goldberg did during his time in World Championship Wrestling. When he defeated Hulk Hogan to win the world title in WCW, the way the crowd inside the Georgia Dome exploded still gives me shivers. While he likely wouldn't be able to compete full-time, he could be a major fan attraction if he returned to the Stamford-based promotion.

Batista

I can't say I am the biggest Batista fan, but he was a popular competitor. I'm not the biggest fan of big muscle-bound stars that aren't great workers, but for some reason, Vince McMahon is. That alone makes me think that his return could be coming soon. He has been away from the promotion for a considerable amount of time and could easily come back and become world champion.

Rob Van Dam

I think RVD will be one of those guys that will make the fans in attendance pop like never before for the rest of his life. During his time in Extreme Championship Wrestling, he was the most popular competitors to step into the ring and his popularity has transferred to WWE and Impact Wrestling. If WWE were to bring back him back, it wouldn't be to make him a world champion, but it would be a hit with the fans and with merchandise sales.

For WWE WrestleMania history articles and more, go here.

More from this contributor:

Brock Lesnar Returns to WWE, What's Next?

Raw Results from April 2

Three Problems with WrestleMania 28

John Cena's WrestleMania history

CM Punk and Steve Austin at WrestleMania 29?

Hobson Lopes has been a fan of professional wrestling since watching SummerSlam 1992 with his father and can be followed on Twitter @HobsonLopes.

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