Surprise WWE Return Had Been Planned For Months

WWE had been planning the return of a former star for months.

At Backlash, Tama Tonga and Solo Sikoa took on Randy Orton and Kevin Owens, but even before the action began the stakes were raised. Just moments before the match kicked off, Nick Aldis announced the bout would be a No Disqualification match.

In the end, the move played into the hands of The Bloodline who were saved from defeat by a mystery figure revealed to be Tonga’s brother and long-time tag team partner in NJPW’s Guerillas of Destiny, Tanga Loa.

While Tanga Loa is best known for his time in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, he appeared in WWE under the name Camacho between 2012 and 2014.

Reporting on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said the signing had been months in the making.

“Tanga Loa’s deal and Tama Tonga’s were actually together, it’s just that (with Tanga Loa), it didn’t get out because New Japan never announced (his contract expiring), they never gave him a farewell.

WWE obviously never announces anything like this, but this is not like something from the last two weeks, this deal was decided on months ago.”

More Stars To Be Added To WWE Bloodline Chaos

On the eve of WrestleMania 40, it was reported that Jacob Fatu had signed with WWE. Fatu is believed to have told those close to him that a deal is done, and further reports have indicated that he’s now a WWE Superstar.

While there had been reports Fatu would appear as part of the Draft this was later proven not to be the case. Despite this, there are clear plans to introduce the former MLW star onto television, even if there isn’t a rush to do so.

H/t to Wrestle Talk