In a continued attempt to make the 25th Anniversary of Raw a must-see, WWE has announced even more names to appear on the show. In addition to The Undertaker, the D-Generation X reunion, The Dudley Boyz, Ric Flair, and Steve Austin, WWE has also announced The Godfather, Brother Love, The Boogeyman, Teddy Long, Ted DiBiase, The Brooklyn Brawler, Sgt. Slaughter, and others.
In addition, WWE announced several female talents to appear, seen below.
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Surprisingly, one name that WWE announced was Chris Jericho. Over the past few months, Jericho has once again reinvented himself. In this case, for the first time in over 18 years, outside of WWE territory.
In the latter half of 2017, Jericho kindled a heated rivalry with IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega, that would culminate at the annual Wrestle Kingdom event on January 4. The next day, Jericho would set his sights on another person, as he attacked former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Tetsuya Naito. This feud is expected to continue to brew and lead to a match sometime in 2018.
Jericho has made it clear in previous Talk is Jericho podcasts two things: 1) he is, and always will be, a “WWE guy,” and 2) he feels that competing in high-caliber matches in New Japan is a better spot that what he would be if he currently competed in WWE.
The even more surprising twist, according to the Wrestling Obsever, is that WWE announced Jericho being on the show without a deal finalized.
While this could lead to false advertisement, and a bad mark for WWE, it is heavily expected that Jericho will have an agreement made to appear at the 25th Anniversary of Raw, and WWE advertised him with the expectation that something will be finalized very soon.