With the 999th Raw set to happen next Monday, more details about the much-hyped 1,000th episode are starting to come out.
While we're aware that Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Bret Hart and Steve Austin are more or less confirmed for the July 23 extravaganza, fans should continue to expect faces they haven't seen in years.
In the last several weeks, viewers got to experience just that when WWE legends Vader, "Sycho" Sid, DDP and Bob Backlund got physical with Heath Slater inside the square circle.
Ironically, Slater may have took the most brutal punishment from pop star Cyndi Lauper, who made her comeback to the WWE following an unprecedented absence of 27 years.
On the 1,000th Raw, the WWE Universe and potentially Slater should be on the lookout for more wrestling personalities they never expected to see again.
That is because, according to Justin LaBar of WrestleZone.com:
...Vince McMahon is not holding anything back for this show. The source made mention that literally anybody was on the table as a possibility saying, 'Vince is forgetting about politics, personal issues, any heat guys might have with each other and wants this to be monumental.'
Though it's difficult to believe Vince would be so willing to set aside personal issues with past employees, there is no doubt the WWE Chairman wants the 1,000th Raw to be the most memorable ever.
Given the fact that it is a milestone that doesn't come around very often, Vince may want to see the 1,000th Raw as a culmination for his tireless work spanning the last 19 years. After all, it was under his watch that Raw both revolutionized wrestling and cable television.
As grim as the thought is, Vince may be coming to grips with his mortality and the realization that he might not be around for the 2,000th celebration of Raw.
Thus, it is reasonable to think that he would be adamant about doing literally whatever it takes to ride off into the sunset without the burden of unfinished business.
As the WrestleZone article touches on, Vince would have done everything in his power to bring back Randy Savage—mile-long rift and all—if he were still alive.