Raw 1,000th Episode: Bold Predictions for Epic Monday Night Raw

Justin WeltonAnalyst IIJuly 22, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - JUNE 22:   Vince McMahon attends a press conference about the WWE at the Austin Straubel International Airport on June 22, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Mark A. Wallenfang/Getty Images)
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January 11, 1993 was the first airing of Monday Night Raw. 999 episodes later, on July 23, 2012, WWE will air its 1,000th episode.

What a wonderful accomplishment. 

With a huge, three-hour special, here are some bold predictions for this epic event. 


John Cena vs. CM Punk is a Classic Match

John Cena will be cashing in his Money in the Bank title shot vs. CM Punk this week. Last year's match at Money in the Bank was easily the match of the year, and was a five-star classic according to many,

These two have a lot to live up to in their third meeting. Despite the possibility of being overshadowed by returning superstars, don't expect it to happen.

With all eyes on the two biggest stars in the business right now, they will tear down the house and top their classic match from 2012. 


Cena wins title, The Rock Challenges him at Summerslam

With The Rock returning to WWE Monday Night Raw, why not set up a rematch of WrestleMania for Summerslam?

With Summerslam being the second biggest pay-per-view event of the year, why not put Cena in a match against a superstar he lost to at the biggest pay-per-view event of the year?

It would involve a relevant storyline, as the two would have recent in-ring chemistry and both are arguably the biggest superstars in the history of the company.

Sounds like a perfect way to head into Summerslam. Punk would be looking for a rematch so maybe he could even be added in a three-way match. 


Vince McMahon Delivers Major Announcement

Maybe he retires, maybe the new GM is blood related or maybe he shocks the WWE Universe and chooses another character in charge.

Whatever the announcement turns out to be, Raw will be much better without John Laurinaitis. That isn't a bold prediction, that's a fact.