At a WWE live event tonight from the Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, former NXT star Skip Sheffield returned to the company, defeating Alex Riley. Sheffield has been out of action since he broke his ankle at a house show in Hawaii in August of 2010.
Prior to his injury, he was in line for a big push. At the time, we reported that Vince McMahon considered him to be the future of the company and believed he could be a top babyface similarly to John Cena.
Last week, Sheffield was removed from the official roster page of WWE.com. While it’s not known at this point what Sheffield was named at tonight’s event, he told a fan recently that he would be re-introduced in the company under the name “Ryback,” which WWE recently trademarked.