WWE Monday Night Raw: 12 Superstars Who Should Return for No. 1,000

David Levin@@davidlevin71Senior Writer IIJune 24, 2012

WWE Monday Night Raw: 12 Superstars Who Should Return for No. 1,000

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    You cannot have a celebration of 1,000 episodes of Raw without a little fanfare.

    Make that a lot of fanfare.

    And these superstars need to help make that happen.

    Hundreds of wrestlers have come through the Gorilla position through the years, but these wrestlers have helped to mold wrestling into something special.

    And while there are more we can think of that we would love to see, these are a baker's dozen who we all wouldn't mind seeing again.

Roddy Piper

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    Just when you have the answers, Hot Rod changes the questions.

    And he has been doing that for decades.

    The show should start with Piper's Pit and get the ball rolling.

    No one with his charisma and chutzpah is as daring as he is. When it is all said and done, Piper is as honest as the day as long.

    Book him for the 1,000th, Vince.

Steve Austin

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    The bottom line is no one can stir the emotions of the crowd and dislike his boss more than Steve Austin.

    And as one of the most important figures in WWE history, Austin needs to be there.

    While Austin is not an in-ring performer anymore, his presence is still as important as anyone on the WWE roster. When he is on screen, there is magic.

    Plus, wouldn't we all like to see a vignette with CM Punk?

The Rock

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    If there is an Austin sighting, there must be an appearance by The Rock.

    If he can find time in his busy schedule.

    The Rock just tore the house down at WrestleMania 28 and should be able to make an appearance for appearance's sake.

    Plus, when he is on, really on, he still brings emotions out of the crowd like no other wrestler, ever.

Trish Stratus, Lita and Torrie Wilson

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    Now that I have expressed my wish (this could be an early birthday present), seriously, the event would not be the same without these three women.

    If you talk about the 10 sexiest women in professional wrestling and you leave Trish, Lita and Torrie off the list, there is something seriously wrong with you.

Brett Hart

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    Not one of my favorites, but he is still a major reason for the success of the WWE.

    I thought Hart was always a good wrestler and one of the best technicians, but there is something about him that rubs me raw.

    If we are talking about all-time greats who need to re-appear, he has to be on this list.

Shawn Michaels

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    This should happen.

    Michaels is still the Show Stopper. He can still light up a room with his smile and charisma.

    After his performance in WM 28, there is no doubt he could still come onto Raw, step into the ring and prove he can take over a show.

    The WWE needs more wrestlers on its current roster like him.

Dusty Rhodes

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    I think the WWE faithful would love to see him, but it is more of a bridge than anything else.

    Dusty Rhodes represents the old guard. He was in the NWA and WWF and was a part of WCW before it moved over to WWE. He has had some of his best matches against Billy Graham in Madison Square Garden.

    He also was one of the best at producing matches and angles long before Vince Jr. took over for his father..

Jim Ross

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    If J.R. is not calling this one, it just is not wrestling.


    The greatest matches on Raw and in the WWE were done with his voice behind the microphone. It is only fitting he and Jerry Lawler call the shots again.

    There is no sound better than hearing J.R. calling a "slobber knocker" in the ring.


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    Is there any doubt we all want to see him one more time.

    Maybe this does not happen, but a lot of what has happened in the last 15 years in this company has been with the help of the Dead Man.

    Undertaker has the mystique that still sends shivers down adults' spines. His old-school style is still loved by the fans.

    After his performance in the ring in April, he proved he can still bring the house down.

Brock Lesnar

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    This is for shock value more than anything else.

    If he remains in hiding until the 1,000th show, what better way to bring him back than to have him come with Paul Heyman or with someone else who can help him get over again?

    Lesnar is a vital part of the WWE's summer plans. And we all know July is one hot month.