WWE Monday Night Raw: Charlie Sheen Announced as Raw Social Media Ambassador

William Renken@@williamrenkenCorrespondent IIIJune 27, 2012

Photo from WWE.com
Photo from WWE.com

Michael Cole eluded to it during last night's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, but now it is official: Charlie Sheen will be a part of Raw's 1,000th episode on July 23rd.

The announcement was made courtesy of WWE.com. Sheen's will be the Social Media Ambassador during the three-hour broadcast set to take over USA Network, meaning we'll be getting another angle of commentary in 140 characters or less from one of the most controversial personas in entertainment today.

With the WWE ramping up more and more the influence of Twitter on not only its programming but in an effort to broaden its audience, the inclusion of Sheen and his unpredictable persona provides another facet to an episode that is sure to be ripe with nostalgia and memories.

Sheen, in the wake of his infamous interview with 20/20 last year, has become a cultural phenomenon with plenty of buzz words becoming quotable vernacular. Sheen was thrust into the spotlight after being fired from the hit CBS show "Two and a Half Men," It was Sheen who ended up "winning" in folds to the tune of $125 million in the settlement with the network.

Currently, Sheen is in the midst of promoting his new show to debut on FX this Thursday called "Anger Management," which co-stars Selma Blair and Michael Arden. The new show will run back-to-back episodes starting at 9 PM EST.

Sheen has also been prominently featured in the June 21 edition of "Rolling Stone," where he divulges on his life in the wake of his interview in 2011.

Sheen is a curious inclusion for WWE since the show has so adamantly embraced the PG-era in recent years. Certainly it is a draw for the older fans who were in the thick of the Attitude Era over ten years ago to return for the anniversary show and hopefully stay on for the future.

Whatever your age, whatever era you come from as a wrestling fan, Sheen's presence in the Twitter arena adds another must-see element to an already highly anticipated show.


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