Last night's episode of Raw once again plugged the many appearances scheduled for next week's 1,000th episode, from a DX reunion to the return of The Rock and Bret Hart, even a wedding with Daniel Bryan and A.J.
One topic of discussion that hasn't been talked about in the weeks leading up to the historic show in St. Louis is who will be commentating the show in some kind of guest capacity other than regulars Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler. (Maybe because they don't have anyone, but where's the fun in that?)
With that in mind, let's take a look at a few suspects who fit the bill and could be a part of next week's Raw at the commentating table.
Keep in mind, this is only a few options I'm presenting. Use the comments section to voice who you would want to commentate on the 1,000th episode of Monday Night Raw.
Let's get the obvious choice out of the way. Everyone and their dog would immediately suspect Jim Ross to be commentating this Raw in some way, shape or form. After all, JR has appeared at multiple WrestleManias in a guest capacity to call high-profile matches, not to mention previous historic episodes of Raw.
Besides, to be head-crushingly redundant, JR has been the voice of Monday Night Raw for the majority of its 1,000 episodes and more than once has provided a memorable sound byte during a match.
Not many people in wrestling can be so well defined in multiple aspects of the business. Heenan established himself not only as the quintessential heel manager that could get anyone over, but also as one of the best color commentators of all time alongside Gorilla Monsoon. Even before the days of Raw, Heenan and Monsoon were as much a staple of WWE programming as its main-event superstars.
What better way to celebrate Raw and WWE history than to have "The Brain" don the headset one more time?
Obviously, it wouldn't be he same without the late Monsoon alongside Heenan to reignite their classic back-and-forth tirades, but Heenan could provide a nice bit of comedy for part of the show.
The promos leading up to Raw 1,000 have already hinted at Piper showing up for the event, which could be in a Piper's Pit capacity or in another embarrassing Heath Slater sort of way.
But Piper also appeared frequently through the years as a commentator, which provided for great bits with the aforementioned Bobby Heenan. How great would it be to have Piper do the same with Michael Cole?
He might have been the voice of ECW during most of the Raw years and even had a brief tenure on Raw as a commentator after ECW was purchased by WWE, but Styles is still a cult favorite when it comes to being able to call a match. (Hell, the guy could do it by himself if he had to!)
How great would it be to have Styles on headset when Paul Heyman appears with Brock Lesnar?
This would be the one I pull for the most.
Throughout WWE history, one of the greatest voices on any WWE program was Jesse "The Body" Ventura and his long rants directed at the faces of the company.
Granted, Ventura's tenure was more so in the classic WWE years, but he has guested before for the company over the years, including recently in 2009 as a guest general manager for Raw.