WWE Monday Night Raw Preview: Stone Cold Steve Austin Returns

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IIMarch 7, 2011

Graphic by Micheal Robinson (Bleacher Report)
Graphic by Micheal Robinson (Bleacher Report)

The American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas will be rocking tonight, as WWE legend and Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is set to host WWE Monday Night Raw.

The last time we saw "The Rattlesnake" on WWE television is when he did this same gig last year on March 15.

However, many things have changed in the WWE in just a year. I am sure Austin will have plenty to say.

How about the return of his longtime rival and friend The Rock, or CM Punk's comments and trickery of using Austin's theme on the 900th episode of Raw last August?

It was announced recently that Austin will be hosting the return of WWE's Tough Enough, where amateurs compete for a spot on the WWE roster.

The returning Booker T and Trish Stratus will be on the show as well.

We are just four weeks away from Wrestlemania 27, and things are getting hotter than ever on the road to Atlanta in April.

Last week, The Rock responded to John Cena's rap he displayed two weeks ago, not backing down on his comments towards The Rock's passion for the WWE.

The Rock laid it all out there and said he would see John Cena face-to-face sooner than he thinks. However, that won't be tonight, unless The Rock and WWE are swerving us.

Thanks to the Twitter universe, I have a couple of comments from The Rock himself (if you haven't seen them already) that were recently posted on Twitter.

On Sunday: "Wont be at Raw tomorrow in Dallas cause I'm still shooting. Cant wait to watch my man Stone Cold raise hell..it's his night and I'm fired up"

Earlier today: "to "the MILLIONS..". Cena and CeNation is delivering their "final knockout blow" to us tonight. We cant wait YABBA DABBA $%^&*# BRING IT!!"

Speaking of Twitter, Austin is fired up to be hosting Raw tonight, as he posted the following on his account: "Headed to the arena in Dallas...I opened a can of Whoop #$% in my room to make sure theyre working...they are...101 Proof."

I am just praying the general manager interrupts Stone Cold—that would be a big mistake.

In all honesty, I have to give the WWE some props in my book.

While some of the younger fans might not realize what legends like Bret Hart, The Rock and Austin meant to someone like myself, the fact I have seen them all return in the past year is beyond my wildest dreams.

According to a few sources, Tammy Sytch, otherwise known as Sunny, is expected to be announced as the next inductee for the 2011 Hall Of Fame.

Sunny spent three years inside of the WWE, from 1995-1998 and managed several wrestlers and tag teams.

The past few weeks for this WWE fan has been awesome. It has been a wild ride, and it isn't even time to get off yet.

So, strap up because the road to Wrestlemania is about to get crazy.

It is also noteworthy to mention that while you can't curse on here, as of Feb. 14, I see WWE Raw listed as TV-PG-L, for language.

In the past, it has just been TV-PG, so it looks like they are going to allow the cursing now.

I just can't imagine the roughest SOB (which stands for sack of bananas) in WWE history telling CM Punk he is going to stomp a mud hole in his butt and walk it dry.

How about, give me a heck yeah?! Heck no.

I wonder if Austin will be allowed to crack open a beer? Didn't he get in trouble for that last year? This should be good.

Follow me on the road to Wrestlemania via Twitter @nyyrobinson.