Predicting Where WWE Raw 25 Will Rank Compared to Past Epic Shows
January 21, 2018 - WWECredit: WWE.com
With a immeasurable volume of stars set for WWE Raw 25 Monday, it’s probably guaranteed to be a night fans will remember forever.
Then again, a association has given fans a reason to have high hopes for a arriving anniversary uncover interjection to a other epic episodes it has constructed in a past to applaud Raw’s shining history. As staggering of an arise Raw 25 will be, there have been other editions that were equally important.
Lest we forget how heavily hyped 2012’s Raw 1000 eventuality was and how it eventually exceeded expectations. In serve to delivering noted moments (such as a D-Generation X reunion), it also kicked off a new epoch for Raw, with a module expanding to 3 hours on a weekly basis.
The epic dusk featured The Rock’s return, CM Punk’s intolerable heel spin and The Miz capturing his initial Intercontinental Championship. Not usually did it commend Raw’s biggest stars, nonetheless it also did an effective pursuit of showcasing a talent of tomorrow.
As engaging as that partial of Raw was, celebrated by his deficiency was “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Raw 25 already has Raw 1000 kick in that courtesy given The Texas Rattlesnake will be palm for a festivities, nonetheless it is not nonetheless famous how he will be involved.
Stone Cold rekindling his cruel adversary with Mr. McMahon would be a good outing down memory lane, nonetheless carrying him massage shoulders with today’s Superstars would be a most improved use of a WWE Hall of Famer.
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Austin is distant from a usually informed face fans will be treated to during Raw 25. He will be assimilated by a likes of The Undertaker, D-Generation X, Chris Jericho, Eric Bischoff, Trish Stratus and large others who helped make Raw what it is today.
Many of those important names seemed on Raw’s 15th Anniversary uncover in Dec 2007. That book of a flagship uncover competence good have been one of a best anniversary episodes of all time, with McMahon being broke by mixed legends, Evolution reuniting and Hulk Hogan laying out The Great Khali.
WWE set a bar high for destiny anniversary shows that night, nonetheless Raw 25 has a intensity to tip it with what’s on tap, generally deliberation it could see several WrestleMania season storylines take shape.Credit: WWE.com
All that said, not any anniversary uncover WWE has finished has been memorable. Look no serve than a 20th anniversary uncover from Jan 2013 that saw The Rock move behind his Rock Concert and Mick Foley announce his initiation into a WWE Hall of Fame.
Aside from those segments, it was a sincerely underwhelming dusk that was overshadowed by Raw 1000 from several months earlier. Raw hasn’t had a vital jubilee since, radically ensuring Raw 25 will be a fun-filled night.
The list of legends WWE will be bringing in for Raw 25 is zero brief of impressive, nonetheless it will be engaging to find out a purpose any of them has on a uncover and possibly it will be some-more than a cameo.
For example, there isn’t a need for The Boogeyman to be a partial of anything of note on Raw 25 other than to correlate with “Woken” Matt Hardy or Booker T for a few seconds. Meanwhile, someone such as Stratus or Undertaker should do something to possibly build toward Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view or even WrestleMania 34.
For a initial time, 3 hours might not be adequate to enclose a star energy that is advertised to appear. Better yet, there are a handful of icons (such as The Rock and Batista) who could feasibly resurface during a show, giving fans even some-more reasons to be excited.
If story has taught us anything, it’s that WWE tends to go all out for a anniversary shows. Therefore, fans shouldn’t skip out on a many surprises that should be in store for a grand arise that will be Raw 25 Monday night.
Graham Mirmina, aka Graham “GSM” Matthews, is an Endicott College alumnus and determined journalist. Visit his website, Next Era Wrestling, and “like” his official Facebook page to continue a conversation on all things wrestling.