WWE News: Former WWE Star Teases Raw 1,000th Episode Appearance

Leonardo SplinterSenior Writer IJuly 7, 2012

Photo: WWE.com
Photo: WWE.com

On his Twitter page, former WWE star Steve Blackman wrote the following:

Could be at the 1000th Raw. Watch this space!

"The Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman made his WWE debut in 1997 and left in 2002.

Some of Blackman's most memorable moments include his feud with Ken Shamrock and sending Shane McMahon on a 50-foot plunge off a steel structure.

It will be nice to see Blackman appear at the 1,000th episode of Raw, but I wonder how WWE will manage to fit him into the show—even if it's three hours (really around two hours if you consider commercials).

At the 1,000th Raw episode, Brock Lesnar is scheduled to respond to Triple H's challenge for a match at SummerSlam—which should take up a good 20 to 30 minutes. Shawn Michaels is also scheduled to appear and take part in a DX reunion with Triple H. My guess is that Lesnar will interrupt the reunion.

Also at the 1,000th episode, a new permanent general manager will be named and Charlie Sheen will be the "social media ambassador." If you know WWE, you know they're going to spend lots of time mentioning Sheen and Twitter.

Also, both Rey Mysterio and Mark Henry are expected to make their returns and various former stars such as Bret Hart, Tatanka, Rikishi and Viscera have all been rumored to make appearances.

If all of that isn't enough, a "big payoff" to the Heath Slater "blast from the past" storyline will reportedly take place, and what about The Undertaker?

The Undertaker can be seen in advertisements for the show and considering he has been a huge part of Raw since it debuted, it would be a shame if he didn't make an appearance.

And what about The Rock? Like Undertaker, The Rock can be seen in advertisements for the show. Also, I can't mention The Rock without mentioning "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Austin hasn't been seen in advertisements, but what kind of celebration would it be without Austin? 

And what about CM Punk, John Cena, Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, AJ, Kane and all other regularly scheduled stars? How can WWE fit everybody into one show?

We are 16 days away from the historic 1,000th episode of Monday Night Raw on July 23. In the words of DX, "are you ready?"

Is WWE ready? Will they deliver?

Share your thoughts!