No one expected Vince McMahon to bring back Extreme Championship Wrestling, even if it did turn into a glorified version of Superstars before too long.
As the WWE has been struggling lately, there must be little doubt in the mind of McMahon and his associates that the 1,000th show is a huge opportunity to launch something breathtaking, and nothing would be bigger than the official return of World Championship Wrestling as a linked but independently produced rival.
The opportunity to reignite the rivalry between the two old adversaries would surely help ratings and get people outside the wrestling world talking. Even better for the WWE is that they would be making money from both entities; therefore, it would be a great way to expand their business further.
Of course, there are a huge number of obstacles in the way of something like this coming to pass, but stranger things have happened, and shocking events are the WWE's speciality.