WWE RAW is set to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary in January 2018. The landmark occasion will feature Superstars from SmackDown Live and RAW, as well as “special appearances by WWE Legends The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash, among others”
However there are 2 live shows of historic significance before the 25th anniversary. For the first time in it’s history, RAW is set to air on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Many speculate that The Undertaker will feature on the Christmas Day episode as well as the 25th Anniversary special. While that is just a rumour by fans, WWE have announced the superstars that will make an appearance in Chicago.
Alongside the likes of The Shield, Kurt Angle, Alexa Bliss, The Bar, Kane, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt, two others have been revealed to feature.
The first is John Cena, who last appeared as part of the SmackDown Live Survivor Series team that lost to RAW.
Cena is speculated to make an announcement about his participation at 2018’s Royal Rumble, or at least set up a feud to see him into WrestleMania 34. The second superstar who is set to feature is The Miz.
The Miz had previously lost his Intercontinental Championship to Roman Reigns, before leaving to fulfill his commitments to latest Marine film with Becky Lynch and Shaun Michaels. The Christmas Day episode of RAW could see The Miz claim his rematch clause against Reigns, but no plans have been revealed as of yet.
It seems a little pointless for The Miz to claim his rematch on Christmas Day as he is still filming the latest Marine movie. Therefore, if he did claim his rematch, it’s quite obvious that he would not be gaining the title. He could make his intentions clear for the future, like John Cena might, but it’s also important to remember that The Miz is due to become a father which will impact on commitments and priorities.