Raw's 900th Episode Bombs!

John BetschelCorrespondent IIAugust 31, 2010

Yesterday was Raw's 900th Episode, a huge landmark in WWE history as no other weekly syndicated show in television history has gone for 900 episodes.

With all the things that have happened over the last seventeen years on Raw, all the different superstars that have come and gone, you would figure they would have some of the legendary superstars from the past come and make an appearance.

Oh how wrong we were. Besides having some superstars from Smackdown come over on Raw, and some clips from past shows, this episode was no different than any other.

It just sort of lingered on and I was sitting there just waiting for someone special to come out like Steve Austin, The Rock, Trish Stratus, anybody!

But no one came, Bret Hart vs. The Undertaker would of been a good match, if it had happened, and also if it were 15 years ago. Because to tell the truth, The Undertaker can't go like he used to and Bret Hart, well he is just mainly in the ring for show.

After Raw ended I couldn't believe it, I just kept asking myself the same question, what happened?

When they had the 15th Anniversary celebration of Raw, they pulled out all the stops by bringing back superstars like Stone Cold, Steve Blackman, The Godfather, Rob Van Dam, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, Gangrel, Marty Jannetty, Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, Trish Stratus, Lita. Molly Holly, and Sunny among others.

Even when the 800th episode aired at least they had a few stars from the past like Dusty Rhodes, Sgt. Slaughter, and Hacksaw Jim Dugan.

Another thing that was a shock was that it was only two hours long, any other time they've had something like this, 15th Anniversary, 800th Episode, any type of special occasion, it's always three hours long.

Vince McMahon himself didn't even show up. One of the biggest nights in the history of television and WWE history and Vince McMahon, the man who created it, couldn't even be there.

At the very least he could of done something via satellite but not even that. So the question is, why wouldn't Vince McMahon make that a memorable night in Raw history?

It's not like he can't afford it or anything, and I highly doubt that every single superstar in the history of Raw just happened to be busy that night.

I mean, if it were just a regular episode of Raw, I would say that it was a good episode, it had some good matches and some nice promos.

But for being the 900th episode and everyone expecting WWE to go all out, they failed miserably.

Take away the clips from past episodes and the superstars from Smackdown, and what you have is a regular, out of the ordinary, nothing special Monday Night Raw.

So congratulations WWE, you took something that should've and could've been so special and so spectacular and made it just mediocre.