We are less than a week away from Hell in a Cell, and with ratings continuing to hit record lows, WWE brought out all your favorite wrestlers from the past to try and get you to watch! But just in case the prospect of Shawn Michaels promoting a Pay Per View where he won’t be involved at all, while looking like he didn’t bother to change out of his deer-hunting outfit, didn’t motivate you to check out the show this week, don’t worry about it! Because we’re here with our weekly look at all the things that, good or bad, definitely happened last night on Raw!
10. Steve Austin: Still Kind Of A Big Deal
Did you know it’s been four years since Steve Austin has been inside the ring on Raw? That surprised us, for some reason. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. And yes, it was in his home state of Texas, but the ovation he got, despite being a fully retired wrestler (sorry, he’s not having one more match no matter how much you beg) who’s apparently been away from WWE for four years and out of the ring since 2003, showed why he is one of the biggest Superstars in wrestling history. As much as John Cena has carried the show for a decade, as much as we’re impressed with Brock Lesnar, as big of a mainstream star as The Rock actually is, Steve Austin blows them all out of the water with sheer popularity among wrestling fans. His appearance on Raw last night was a reminder that it is possible to have a universally beloved guy on top of the promotion, and remembering his unlikely elevation, which came about unexpectedly and shot WWE’s business into the stratosphere, should give us hope that one day, we might see it again.