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Tommy Dreamer returns to WWE on 'RAW'

Well, this was certainly a surprise!

Pittsburgh -- once right in the heart of ECW territory -- got a huge surprise on Monday night when hardcore wrestling icon Tommy Dreamer returned to the WWE to back up his friends the Dudley Boyz, who are currently feuding with the Wyatt Family.

The Dudley Boyz had cut a promo saying they're gunning for the Wyatt Family, then called out the Wyatts, who answered their challenge. The Dudleys said they weren't intimidated by Bray Wyatt's three thugs, because he's not the only one who has backup. That brought out the one and only Tommy Dreamer.

The Authority then made a six-man tag team match pitting the Dudleys and Dreamer against Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman. That match eventually broke down into a double disqualification.

There had been speculation in recent months that Spike Dudley would follow his brothers back to WWE, but few people expected they'd be backed up by an entirely different ECW alumnus.

Dreamer hasn't been on WWE television since he was released in January 2010. He's spent portions of the past five years in TNA and on the independent circuit. In 2012, he opened up his own promotion, House of Hardcore.

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