The 20th anniversary of Monday Night Raw is coming up in three days and hopefully WWE will bring back some top stars from the 1990s and early 2000s.
While WWE brought back past superstars at previous anniversaries and at Raw 1000, there are top stars that were not at these shows.
Some top stars have already been confirmed, while others are still being speculated about for the show.
Here are six former top stars that WWE fans would love to see and may make an appearance at Raw’s 20th anniversary show.
It has already been reported that Ric Flair will be at Raw this Monday, possibly to confront WWE Champion CM Punk.
It was exciting to see Flair back at the Slammy Awards and his confrontation with Punk made it seem like WWE isn’t hesitant to use him in a physical situation despite Jerry Lawler’s recent heart attack.
Flair may try to avoid wrestling after seeing his good friend Lawler suffer the heart attack, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other roles for him on WWE TV.
There is also the possibility of an Evolution stable reunion as Triple H and Randy Orton are still with the company. However, that reunion is contingent on the return of another top star to be discussed.
With the news that his friend Ric Flair will attend Raw, the only missing member of Evolution in WWE would be Batista.
With Triple H as COO and Randy Orton still an active wrestler, WWE has the opportunity to have a reunion of one of the best factions of all time.
Batista left WWE in 2009 and seems to be open to returning, but not during the PG era. However, one would think everyone has a price (right Ted Dibiase Sr.?), so it is certainly a possibility that Batista will return.
Triple H, Randy Orton and Ric Flair do not have a huge program going on in WWE right now, so it would be unclear what they would do with the Evolution reunion.
When Monday Night Raw debuted in January of 1993, Bret Hart was the WWF Champion, so a return by the “excellence of execution” would certainly be welcomed.
However, Hart does not want to have a meaningless cameo if he returns to WWE once again.
This is completely understandable. Hart was arguably the top star in WWE during the early years of Monday Night Raw. He should not used in an anniversary show just as a ring announcer like he was at Raw 1000.
Because Bret Hart does not have any history with the Rock and has a limited history with CM Punk, there may not be a situation that fits both Hart and WWE’s wishes.
The Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels, defeated Max Moon in an Intercontinental Championship match on the first episode of Raw 20 years ago.
Michaels has made sporadic appearances since retiring and would be another popular choice for a return.
As a good friend of Triple H, it would not be difficult for HBK to be convinced to make another appearance on Raw.
Shawn Michaels was involved with one of the most famous incidents during the Attitude Era in the Montreal Screwjob, which occurred just prior to the start of the Attitude Era.
A DX reunion is very possible as well, but we saw one at Raw 1000, so it would be less special if it happened again.
Even though he only wrestles once a year, the Undertaker is the only active wrestler who appeared at the first episode of Monday Night Raw in 1993.
Whenever the Undertaker returns, fans tend to start discussing the upcoming WrestleMania.
Triple H mentioned at the Slammy Awards this year that we have not seen the last of the Undertaker. Perhaps the 20th anniversary of Raw will be the beginning of whatever feud WWE decides to start for the Undertaker at WrestleMania.
Then again, an episode of Raw would not be as big for the return of the Undertaker as Royal Rumble or Elimination Chamber.
The No. 1 superstar that WWE fans should have in mind to return for Raw’s 20th anniversary should be the man who arguably made Raw and that is Stone Cold Steve Austin.
It was reported recently that Austin may make his return after missing Raw 1000 due to surgery. This would make the perfect time for Austin to make his return.
With the Rock and CM Punk scheduled to face one another at Royal Rumble, Stone Cold Steve Austin needs to confront both superstars. Austin and Rock had one of the biggest feuds throughout the Attitude Era, while Austin has also teased Punk about a match between the two.
Stone Cold Steve Austin should be the one superstar that needs to be at Raw’s 20th anniversary. All of the others on this list, besides Batista, have shown up on WWE TV over the last year or two.
Batista was not a major part of Raw—at least not as long as Austin—but an Evolution reunion would still please many fans.
It remains to be seen how WWE handles the 20th anniversary. WrestlingNewsSource.com is reporting that WWE may not bring back as many stars as it has for previous special events.
However, if WWE decides to bring back former top stars from Monday Night Raw, these six superstars should all be at the top of the list.
Who do you think WWE should bring back to Raw for its 20th anniversary? Who are you dying to see most? Please leave your comments, suggestions and ideas in the section below.
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