Ahead of the 1000th episode of WWE Monday Night Raw airing Monday 7/23/12, Vince McMahon has been talking very candidly about Raw’s history. When asked by WWE.com to name the most important person in Raw’s history, McMahon said: “There’s no question that guys like Triple H, The Rock, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker have all made enormous contributions to this company, but if there was one single personality that exemplified Raw in the truest sense of what I wanted it to be, it would be Stone Cold Steve Austin.”
CB’s Slant: I definitely agree with this sentiment. Without Austin and the whole Austin – McMahon saga (which I still have on a VHS tape somewhere), Raw would have never reached the heights that it did and who knows if they would have been able to overtake WCW Nitro without Stone Cold’s presence? Also, I thought it was interesting that Vince left John Cena’s name off of that short list of names he rattled off.
Who do you think is the most important wrestler in Raw’s history? Sound off in the comments section below!
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