WWE Raw: 15 Retired Legends Who Should Be on the 1000th Episode
They all became a part of us in some form or fashion.
Characters who we grew to love and hate and respect. Those who have become legendary in WWE circles and wrestling lore. These men and women are the reason we watch every week, tweet on Twitter and speak on Bleacher Report.
I am not talking about those who we know will be there for the 1,000th episode of Raw, but those we hope to see there and bring us back to a time and place that was special and sacred.
While so much will go into Raw's 1,000th episode to make it the best ever, let's hope we also get to see these people in the spotlight at least for one more time.
New Age Outlaws
"Oh you didn't know? Your ass better call somebody. It's me! It's me! It's that D.O.double G rollin' with that A-double crooked letter. Damn right! I'd like to welcome everybody to the Dogg House. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls children of all ages, D-Generation X proudly brings to you the Road Dogg Jesse James, the Bad Ass Billy Gunn: the New Age Outlaws.
And if you're not down with that, we got two words for you: SUCK IT!"
He has to make an appearance.
No one has truly embodied the spirit of Raw like the Undertaker and the need to feed off "The Streak."
Whether he wrestles or not is not of consequence, but having him there is a true testament to his place in WWE lore and the history of this program.
Lita, Trish Stratus, Torrie Wilson
There is little I need to explain about this one.
We need to see these ladies. Preferably in a bra and panties match, please.
OK, now that I have gotten that out of my system, the women of the WWE are very instrumental in its growth and development, and these women helped to make women in wrestling not only sexy, but very popular.
Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair
No two wrestlers in the WWE link the past to present and the NWA to the WWE like these two Hall of Famers.
And they were forever cemented in each others' lives and pushing each other to deliver the best product in the business.
Ric Flair once wrote in "To Be The Man," that he always thought he would be the lead heel in wrestling and Dusty would always be the lead babyface.
Pretty high praise from a man who has faced everyone and beaten everyone in his career.
The "Million Dollar Man" was one of the best gimmicks in the business for so many years and now, as a retired veteran, his work in both the WWF and NWA is under-appreciated in my opinion.
There were few wrestlers who could embrace a character and make as real as DiBiase did with "The Million Dollar Man" persona.
Stacy Keibler was the woman who transitioned the WWE from Sable and did it better than could be expected.
And now that she is mainstream and walks in circles with Hollywood's biggest stars, we could use a little more of that star power on the 1,000th episode.
Bret Hart and Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
One of the greatest tag teams ever in the WWF.
The Harts are still a viable and very important part of the WWE machine with Natalya and Tyson Kidd still in the thick of the WWE Universe.
It would not surprise me to see a reunion of sorts with Jimmy Hart as well next week.
He still can get the crowd motivated.
If there is one man who speaks the gospel about wrestling today, it is Piper.
And when he is on his game, there is no one better with his quick wit. A "Piper's Pit" should be included in this monumental occasion.
If anything, it would be with Marlena.
Anything else would be a crime.
He is one of the best characters and shticks in the WWE/WWF. Goldust embodied what was and is Vince McMahon's machine.
While he is not the same character of old, we as fans would still love to see him. And Marlena, too.
He had to leave the company way too soon and there is a void that has not been filled.
We want to see Edge and hear what he has to say. Maybe a vignette with Christian. Maybe how he could wax profound about John Cena. No matter what the reason, just get him on the big screen.