WWE Monday Night Raw: Why the 1,000th Episode Will Be Epic
If you are like me, you are counting down the weeks until Raw has its 1,000th episode in four weeks.
See, I am counting it down like it's a birthday or something.
There has never been anything like this on cable or evening television, and to think it is because of wrestling is, well, phenomenal.
Not Seinfeld. Not Friends. Not even MASH.
And all of this can be attributed to Vince McMahon. Kudos for being so creative.
But along with the anticipation is the knowledge that something like this will not be lame; in fact, it may be the best non-PPV event of the year on television and may exceed every PPV the WWE has put on this year already.
With the exception of WrestleMania 28.
Here are some reasons why Raw's 1,000 episode will be gigantic and more than epic.
The Return of Old Superstars
Where else might we have The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, HBK, The Undertaker and HHH all in the same place for the first time in ages?
Yes, a celebration like this will do that and more.
These guys might not be lacing up the boots for the celebration, but having them there will be just as good, if not better.
A stroll down memory lane.
Oh, and if anyone is listening, bring back Stacy Keibler, please.
Hopefully, There Will Be Great Matches to Watch
We want to see matches never before seen, or re-creations of ones that left us asking for more.
The epic event should be a night we see Kane vs. Undertaker or CM Punk vs. John Cena.
I know HBK vs. HHH would be asking too much, but it's worth the try.
We want to see our old stars and new ones back in the ring one last time.
Vince McMahon Gets to Shine
Ultimately, this is Vinnie Mac's night.
After years of building an empire that has more turns than some of the best soap operas in the history of television, the Chairman of the Board stands alone.
McMahon has taken his circus and caravan all over the globe and promoted this brand of wrestling as some of the best entertainment ever.
He has been proven to be right when it comes to marketing, planning and beating the best at their game.
Thank you, Vince.
Return of Celebs from the Past
We have had the chance to see some really great celebrities over the years.
Could they return? What about Shaq? Ben Roethlisberger? Even little Seth Green?
And if a few new ones come out for the show (Gina Carrano; and of course we would love Cena lookalike Mark Wahlberg to show up), it could be bigger than ever.
We can only hope.
Cena Will Be Crowned Champion
Someone mentioned this to me in a story I wrote earlier and, yes, I am stealing it.
John Cena wins MITB and cashes it in on the 1,000th episode against the winner of the CM Punk/Daniel Bryan match from the PPV.
I would love to see another Cena/Punk melee, but I think Bryan wins that confrontation, finally.
But this is how Cena will headline the 1,000th show and get back some of his "pride" from losing to The Rock at WM28.