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From a recent interview with the Baltimore Sun, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) color commentator Jerry Lawler reveals the (rough) number of returns we should expect on tonight's (July 23, 2012) 1,000th episode of Monday Night Raw:
At last count there are almost 30 superstars from these past 1,000 episodes that are going to be coming back and joining us for the 1,000th show. Even WWE.com apparently leaked some information about a guest commentator on the show that night, as well. How could you do a 1,000th episode without having good ol' J.R., who was my broadcast partner for so many years, come back and call a couple matches. So I'm hoping that's who that's going to be.
There's just going to be some many things that take place Monday night. There's no telling who all is going to be there and what all is going to happen. It's just going to be a huge celebration of this big milestone.
It's a party in St. Louis tonight, folks.
The only confirmed names for returns we have at present time are:
That's just the list of names confirmed to appear by either themselves or WWE. Obviously, we can expect a lot more to show up, which could include names like Mark Henry, Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Wade Barrett, and many, many more.
We'll find out tonight. Make sure you keep it here for the Raw live blog as well as the Cageside Live podcast that comes right after. Sergio and I will be breaking this one down from all angles.