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10 WWE legends that should have been at RAW 1000

Other than the obvious, Stone Cold Steve Austin, who else should have been at RAW 1000? What other superstars that should have been there, to help bring back the Attitude era? I can think of 10 other superstars at the top of my head, who should have been at RAW 1000 last Monday.

  • Ric Flair – The Nature Boy Ric Flair is all done with TNA, and there are rumors that he may return to WWE soon. Flair was actually backstage at RAW 1000, but WWE didn’t use him.
  • The Ultimate Warrior – I really think the Ultimate Warrior should have been there but Warrior vows to stay retired from WWE completely. Sad, but Warrior does what he wants to do. Warrior is still performing wrestling shows to this day but he does independent events. It would be nice if Warrior would give us one last WWE appearance, though.
  • Paul Bearer – Undertaker and Kane reunited as the Brothers of Destruction last Monday, but Paul Bearor (real name: Percy Pringle), was no where to be seen.
  • Chyna – Believe it or not, Chyna was one of the original founding members of the D Generation X group. While it’s great to see Billy Gunn, Road Dogg, and X-Pac, it’s not a proper reunion without Chyna being a part of it. She definitely should have been there, she has always been a big part of D-X, like her or not.
  • Dave Batista – If they brought back Dave Batista, Ric Flair and Randy Orton, it would have been cool to bring back the “Evolution” wrestling group with Triple H for a one night appearance. I think we’ll get a Batista comeback pretty soon.
  • Hulk Hogan – Even though I’m no Hulk Hogan fan, he should have been a part of this but he is still under contract for TNA.
  • Trish Stratus – Lita returned for RAW 1,000 but we got no Trish Stratus. Trish was a huge part of RAW in the earlier days during the Attitude Era.
  • Sable (Rena Mero) – Sable who is Brock Lesnar’s real wife should have made a one time comeback, would have been great to see the Sable bomb finisher, she’s known for. She too was a big part of the Attitude era, I guess she prefers to stay retired too.
  • Edge – One superstar that was missing, was Edge. He still occasionally makes WWE appearances but he didn’t appear at RAW 1000 for some reason. Would have been cool to see an Edge & Christian tag team reunion.
  • Shane Helms (as the Hurricane): Stand back, there’s a Hurricane coming through! Would have been cool to see that character again!

Enjoy! Feel free to add more if you want.
Kev

Last night’s RAW 1,000 scores HUGE rating…

This is no surprise though, I figure so many people would be watching. Last night’s RAW scored a massive, 4.02 rating, which I’m sure Vince McMahon and the WWE officials are smiling wide right now. So expect WWE to continue to bring back legends from the past on RAW, which is working for them. Why doesn’t it surprise me that the rating is so big? It’s because it’s a clear sign that wrestling fans miss the Attitude Era. Last night, was pretty much the return of the Attitude Era, and this is kind of wrestling show we all want.

I’m sure the rating would be even bigger than that, if Stone Cold was on last night though.

See the article, here.

Kev

Why wasn’t Stone Cold at RAW 1000 last night? I have the answer… (post UPDATED)

Everyone wanted Stone Cold Steve Austin 3:16 to deliver one of his hilarious speeches and give a bunch of stunners, but we got no Stone Cold last night. Turns out that Steve wasn’t in St. Louis at all. He was in California filming a movie, so he couldn’t go. I’m sure he wanted to be a part of RAW 1000, and I’m sure RAW wanted to use him somehow but scheduling conflicts gets in the way. Austin wasn’t available.

More on the story, here.

Kev

CORRECTION: That article I posted above is wrong why, Austin 3:16 wasn’t there at RAW 1,000. The real reason why Austin wasn’t there ’cause he just had knee surgery, had nothing to do with his film career at all. He has a bad knee and is on crutches, so there’s no way he could perform that night, but Austin did watch the show at home, he said. He also said he would have loved to been a part of it but couldn’t. Read Steve Austin’s blog, written by the man himself, here.

Brock thinks last night’s RAW 1000 was a blast from the past and brought back a lot of memories!!!!

WWE did a great job with “RAW 1000” last night. It was actually a pretty impressive show. Over the past few years, Triple H and Shawn Michaels, would occasionally return as D Generation X, with just the two of them, but this time we get a proper D-X reunion, by reuniting Billy Gunn, Road Dogg, and X-Pac along with them. Billy Gunn, Road Dogg and X-Pac are still looking good too and their looks still haven’t changed a bit. They played an entertaining segment against new wrestler, Damien Sandow, bringing back the 90’s era D-X style. The only noticeable missing member of D-X was Chyna, who was no where to be seen, which is understandable. Her and Vince McMahon have never got along in real life. They’ve been having a public feud that is well documented for the past several years now. So don’t expect Chyna back in the WWE anytime soon.

I liked the AJ and Daniel Bryan wedding. Weddings in WWE have been going on for RAW over the years, and that’s why a wedding was brought back. Usually weddings in WWE don’t end so great, but it was obvious this one wasn’t going to be good for Daniel Bryan. It turns out that AJ said, “I Do”, but it wasn’t for Daniel Bryan. It was for Vince McMahon. Vince came out to the ring and said it wasn’t that kind of proposal, more of a business proposal. Vince all of a sudden, announced that AJ is the new RAW General Mannager. Most current WWE Divas suck, I hate most of them, but AJ actually has some potential and she has personality who is not boring. AJ can be very likeable and she’s doing a good job in WWE so far. I think her being RAW GM would be interesting and looking forward to see what they’re going to do with her.

I liked the brief return of Mick Foley as Dude Love, which was pretty cool. I was hoping Mick Foley would return as all three faces of Foley. I was hoping he would come out as Cactus Jack and Mankind too, but he only did Dude Love last night. Dude Love came out to the ring during the Jack Swagger vs. Brodus Clay match.

The Triple H and Brock Lesnar/Paul Heyman segment was pretty cool, except, they didn’t need to bring Stephanie into this. I thought Stephanie making Paul Heyman look weak was pretty lame. Throughout that whole segment, they made it look like that Paul Heyman had too much power over Triple H, so Stephanie came out to the ring for Triple H’s defense. That’s when Brock Lesnar himself finally came out for Paul Heyman’s defense. I think it would be better if Lesnar came out to face Triple H instead of Paul Heyman, but what do you expect with WWE?

Next up we get the Heath Slater segment, in which he challenged any RAW legend to a “No Disqualification” match, and former WWE Diva, Lita came out to the ring. Lita is still looking pretty hot and still looks the same she did last time she was in WWE. She got a pretty big pop from the fans, of course. When Heath told them to ring the bell to get the match started, Lita announced she had some help to back her up, and the “APA” (or the Acolytes) music hits, and Bradshaw and Farooq came running to the ring to help Lita. Toward the end of the match, all the legends Heath fought on RAW came out to help: Psycho Sid, DDP, Roddy Piper, Rikishi, Vader, etc. It was good to see Bradshaw and Farooq back together again, just like the good old days.

What I was most excited and pumped for was the Brothers of Destruction reunion with Undertaker and Kane. Over the years on RAW, Undertaker and Kane have been performing on WWE TV but never together in the same ring. They kept the two apart for a long time until now. Undertaker and Kane finally reunited, but I’m sure this is a one off reunion, not a full time reunion. Of course, Undertaker and Kane got the stronger crowd response than any other superstar on RAW. It was a great segment.

For the main event on RAW, which was the WWE Championship match between CM Punk and John Cena, there was a bit of a shocker here too. Cena did not cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase, but instead Big Show interfered, just to stop Cena from winning the match. Cena won the match by Disqualification because of Big Show interfering. After the match, Big Show continued to beat Cena while CM Punk watches. The Rock music hits, the Rock comes to the ring to help Cena, but instead, we get CM Punk beating up the Rock. Punk ends the whole thing by giving the Rock his well known finisher, the GTS. The crowd boos CM Punk, as Punk ends up turning heel. Which is what I like better for Punk. I like CM Punk a heel wrestler and enjoy him being the badguy, so I’m glad he’s finally back to that. I was hoping we would get a Cena heel turn, but it ended up CM Punk turning heel. After internet reports been planning a huge wrestling angle, that was it, CM Punk turning heel. It’s going to be interesting to see where things go from here.

While there was a few minor things I didn’t care for last night, over all it was a great show. WWE did a good job. I was hoping for returns of Stone Cold, Ultimate Warrior, and Ric Flair but they never came out to the ring. Last night’s RAW was about RAW legends from the past performing with some of the new and young performers, which what last night was all about. WWE wanted to give the younger performers an opportunity to perform with the legends, which was fun to see. The Miz finally returned last night, but we didn’t get no Randy Orton. Randy Orton is on a suspension behind the scenes, but I expect a Randy Orton return soon. I was also hoping a Batista return but we didn’t get that either.

Congrats to WWE and Vince McMahon on 1000 episodes. They shouldn’t be thanking us for the support, we should be thanking them for giving us the entertainment!

Kev