After speaking with sources, WZ is learning more about the all out effort going into WWE's 1,000th episode of Raw.
While some high profile names such as The Rock and Mick Foley have publicly acknowledged or been advertised to be apart of the historic episode, there are many others who remain a mystery.
A source said that Vince McMahon is not holding anything back for this show. The source made mention that literally anybody was on the table as a possibility saying, “Vince is forgetting about politics, personal issues, any heat guys might have with each other and wants this to be monumental.”
When I asked more questions about McMahon's mindset of not holding back, I was given examples such as; if Bret Hart hadn't already resolved his issues with McMahon and WWE years ago, Vince would have gone to any lengths to make sure Hart was involved in the 1,000th episode.
Another example given to me was Macho Man Randy Savage. The source said despite all the rumors that are out there regarding Macho Man's relationship with WWE, if the great Macho Man Randy Savage was still alive, McMahon would have not held back on agreeing to whatever it took to get a surprise like Savage on the show in some fashion.
WZ also learned WWE management has a list of certain people they are expecting to be on the show but want them kept as unadvertised surprises. They are instructing these talents to do “anything and everything” to keep the surprise of their appearance from being spoiled. This includes having the surprise talents promoting that they will be somewhere else during the time of the 1,000th Raw, publicly saying they won't be there or just refusing to acknowledge the episode completely.
The source went on to say with a bit of laughter that WWE is being so secretive with certain talents, that if someone is openly denying he or she is booked to be at the huge Raw episode, “it's almost as if that translates into a guarantee they will have some part in the show and are better off not saying anything at all.”
WZ will continue to bring you more information as it becomes available.
Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report?