What's kinda funny is they aren't really hiding that the first episode of RAW was in January, 1993 so it's, like, an entire MONTH off of the 15th Anniversary, but I guess we can let that go.
And then there's this...
--Several more people have been contacted by WWE to appear at Monday's Raw 15th anniversary show. Basically, every name not under contract to TNA and not named Bill Goldberg or Brock Lesnar has been called. Oh, and Ole Anderson, but he was never on Raw to begin with. As noted yesterday, Dwayne Johnson turned down the invite. (Thanks to: Dave Meltzer (wrestlingobserver.com))
This immediately led to speculation from Seadawg at his place (forums.delphiforums.com)...
Originally posted by SEADAWGFuck the Rock anyway! *Every* name, eh?
Chyna? Marc Mero? Paul Heyman? Macho? Sunny? DDP? Rob Barlett? X-Pac? THE HEADBANGERS?!?
I followed up with my own wishlist:
Originally posted by CRZBastion Booge(yman)r? Damien Demento? Tiger Ali Singh? Los Boricuas? Great Sasuke?
Now I know I risk a giant list thread coming out of this, but at the same time people have been known to lurk around here so if there's anybody YOU have on your "dream" list, and they're still alive, it wouldn't hurt (much) for you to share with us who YOU'D like to see Monday. GO CRAZY
Dick Togo Candace Michelle 2 Cold Scorpio Planet Stasiak running into something Val Venis (wait, he's still there? Sorry....) Ben Stiller The Godfather Chris Masters Justin Credible Ivory Perry Saturn Clarence Mason Fake Kane
Kevin Kelly: "Mr. Austin, would you like to comment on Wade Keller's Take that endorsing the XFL hurts your anti-authority character?"
Steve Austin: "Oh shit, he actually said that? I thought the boys in the back were ribbing me!"
Kelly: "No, he really said that. Did they tell you the part about you sitting in the stands, looking all skeptical?"
Austin: "AHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah... oh man that was too much."
Kind of a shame Dwayne couldn't spare a minute for the show that propelled him to worldwide fame. I understand not wanting to be associated with WWE these days, but would it really be that bad to appear, say a few words thanking the WWE fans, insult Michael Cole or Coach, and walk on back to his limo?
And really, without John Wayne Bobbitt how can this be a true celebration?
Originally posted by CRZI followed up with my own wishlist:
My names weren't meant to be a wishlist, it was more of a "I doubt WWE called any of these people" list. Aside from Macho I could care less if any of those people actually showed up. Well, maybe Sunny, I hear she's looking better lately. And Chyna would be pretty funny.
As far as a wishlist, give me:
BRET HART THE GODFATHER SID HEAD CHEESE STACY KEIBLER BOBBY HEENAN THEMIS KLARIDES & THE ROSSOTTI SISTERS (if any are still with us)
I won't bitch yet about Heyman simply because we don't know if this is going to build to anything. Steph getting a pin over the Rock had no real chance to build to anything useful, and was in the end looked like just another Steph ego-caused brainfart.