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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Former WWE announcer expected for the 25th Anniversary of Monday Night Raw

Simon Cotton
1.73K   //    12 Jan 2018, 00:02 IST

Another great announced for the show
Another great announced for the show

What’s the Story?

More WWE legends and alumni are being booked to appear on the 25th Anniversary of Monday Night Raw and another legend may have made the list.

WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund is expected to appear on the 25th Anniversary episode according to a report from PWInsider.

In Case You Didn’t Know

Okerlund began his career as an announcer back during the AWA but rose to fame during his time with the WWF which lasted 9 years. He left for WCW after SummerSlam 1993 but would return to WWF in 2001 and would make sporadic appearances over the next few years.

The Heart of the Matter

Okerlund was primarily associated with Primetime Wrestling, but the WWE Hall of Famer was there for the early days of Monday Night Raw. His first appearance on Raw was the January 18, 1993, episode where he presented the “Royal Rumble Report” for the upcoming show.

WWE Hall of Famers and legends who is also slated to appear on the 25th Anniversary Raw are Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ric Flair, Ron Simmons, Ted DiBiase, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker. Of all the Hall of Famers listed to appear on the anniversary show, only The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels appeared on the first episode of Raw in separate matches.

Other WWE alumni expected to appear are The Dudley Boyz, Sean Waltman and JBL. The Bella Twins are also listed to appear and are rumored to announce their entry into the Women’s Royal Rumble match in three weeks.

What’s Next?

The 25th Anniversary of Raw will take place on Jan. 22. and will emanate from both the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York and the Manhattan Center in New York City.

The only match announced for the show is Roman Reigns versus The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship

Author’s Take

The More legends the merrier in my book. Hopefully, they let Okerlund announce a match or two for old times’ sake.

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Simon Cotton
Freelance Journalist and Photographer, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts.
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