The week before the “McMahon Appreciation Show,” they wanted every perceived, real or storyline enemy of Vince McMahon, except Hulk Hogan (and Randy Savage if he’s considered to be an enemy). However, a lot more people than expected turned down appearing on the show, so it’s possible that they reached out to Hogan at the last minute. In Foley’s promo during the show, he noted that Hogan turned down appearing on it.
WWE sent out the following e-mail in its mailing list. There are nine Championships in WWE, and they’re saying that only eight Championships will be defended. Deuce & Domino are the only people with belts not currently on the card. So this e-mail pretty much confirms that they won’t be appearing on the show. Here is the e-mail: “THIS Sunday for the first time ever, only Champions compete to determine who is the best of the best. Can John Cena survive the challenge of four men and hold on to his gold? Will Randy Orton reach his destiny and win his first WWE Championship? Will Mick Foley’s first match in nearly a year net him some gold? Will one of the two newcomers claim the keys to the Raw city right away? One Night – Eight Championships. Don’t miss this historic event when all the gold is put on the line. THIS Sunday at VENGEANCE!”