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More On WWE Bringing Legends Back To Raw, Paul Bearer Addresses Raw Absence

– The Wrestling Observer reported last week that with the ratings success of the weekly “Legends” segments on Raw, WWE officials are strongly considering making the feature routine by having one former Superstar brought back on every show. reports Monday that internally, the belief is that the re-emergence of former talent such as Vader, Sycho Sid and Bob Backlund caused part of a lapsed wrestling audience to tune in to WWE programming again. Should WWE continue the angle, names most likely to resurface are Tatanka, Steve Blackman and Big Daddy V. Those three and several other alumnus were contacted to appear on Raw 1,000, but WWE officials ultimately changed their minds and limited the Heath Slater gang beating to the APA and those who had already participated in the storyline.

– Conspicuous by his absence last week on Raw 1,000 during the Brothers of Destruction reunion between The Undertaker and Kane was longtime manager Paul Bearer. When Bearer last appeared on Raw in April, he was kidnapped by Randy Orton and then stuck in a storage freezer while strapped to a wheelchair. Kane later came for Bearer, only to roll him back into the freezer and say, “I’m saving you…from me.” A Twitter user pondered whether Bearer’s noticeable absence stemmed from the legendary manager still being locked up in the freezer. Bearer responded, “Yeah….. still in the freezer, dumb ass.”

Bearer also said of his whereabouts, “I am not going to waste my time playing your silly “where were you” games. I never said I would appear, not scheduled, enjoyed being home.”

The Princess Bride, featuring WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant in a starring role, will be screened for free this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


  • Wife Beater 3:16


    YES! Make this happen!

  • Tony A.

    Ryback Vs Gilberg

  • mabry

    Whats up with Bearer, why so serious???…

  • Steve

    I think having a few more older guys on the roster is fine, as long as they don’t put them in the main event scene like TNA.

  • SYM

    The Legend Segments to me prove that WWE needs more veterans on the Roster. No disrespect but Triple H, Regal, and Kane aren’t enough. Rikishi could make a solid comeback and Manage his sons, aswell as train the Up and coming Talents.

  • blah

    Just bring billy gunn back full time

  • Nick

    This is a great idea, bringing back the stars that made wwe what it is today

  • Angry Benny

    when he said: still in the freezer dumbass, i heard his voice in my head, awesome!

  • jeff

    Damn I wish we can edit our comments like Facebook haha!

  • jeff

    Yea it just shows just you how great raw was back then. Bring back the attitude days

  • Bawb

    Laughed out loud at the “still in the freezer, dumbass” line, but, damn, a little harsh in the next tweet there, Percy? People are questioning your whereabouts because they were probably interested in seeing you, be flattered.