On July 23, 2012, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will begin airing three-hour episodes of its flagship show, Monday Night Raw, each and every week. This starts with episode number 1000, a landmark they've been trumpeting for months now, almost to a sickening level.
Advertisements are trickling out for what is expecting to be a big show. Here's one:
THE HISTORIC 1,000th EPISODE OF RAW!
For nearly two decades, Monday Night Raw has been the place to be!
Now, here—live in St. Louis—comes an unprecedented event:
The record-breaking 1,000th episode of Raw.
Don't miss your chance to be a part of history!
Watch your favorite WWE Superstars from Raw & SmackDown battle under one roof for a single ticket price on this historic night!
TWO-ON-ONE HANDICAP MATCH
At the insistence of the WWE Board of Directors,
John Cena vs. Big Show & General Manager John Laurinaitis
Also, for one night only:
The return of DX—Triple H & "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels!
...and many more of your favorite Raw & SmackDown Superstars!
This is coming from the official email from WWE. Of course, the biggest shock here is John Laurinaitis booked in yet another actual match, though it's likely just the dark match for fans at the arena.
The dynamic duo, D-Generation X, makes yet another gratuitous return, as well.
This is going to be an extravaganza to be sure. Any thoughts on who else might surprise us?