5 Most Surprising Pro Wrestling World Champions Of Recent Years
Wrestling fans have come to expect the unexpected...
4. PCO (ROH World, 2019)
The former Quebecer Pierre retired in 2011 at age 43, after a quarter-century as an active wrestler. A gifted heavyweight willing to take copious risks, Pierre had a respectable career, but never rose past a certain level stateside, and his retirement was fairly quiet.
Talk about an unlikely comeback - Carl Ouellet dusted himself off five years later, reinventing himself as PCO, a monster impervious to pain. Raves came in for his renewed work, and ROH saw fit to make him their top champion, weeks before his 52nd birthday.