The very first episode of 2021 of Monday Night Raw, as widely publicized by the WWE, was entirely dedicated to the Legends of the federation, aka RAW Legends Night who came to the aid of the McMahons to get those TV ratings that in recent weeks have started to trudge back on the USA Network, but also on FOX TV screens, with Friday Night Smackdown.
Although the last few episodes of the tapings were very good and full of surprises, WWE still wanted a generous dose of big names in the first episode of the red show, given that very big names, like those of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Kurt Angle, they are always synonymous with great publicity for the company.
But apparently, although several athletes were advertised for the event, some of them would not have appeared on-screen, due to unspecified problems due to the journey that was to bring these Legends to the ThunderDome ring.
What did the legends do on WWE RAW Legends Night?
Among the many names that had to appear in the Legends party that opened the year of Monday Night Raw, there was also supposed to be Carlito, former WWE Intercontinental and the United States champion and Candice Michelle, former women's champion but also 24/7 Champion of the McMahon, with both names from the company's past, who have grown up in the red show ring.
Apparently, some travel problems would have prevented Carlito and Candice from actively taking part in the show and the federation would not have even been able to stage some pre-recorded segments, given the short notice of the thing.
Despite everything, the absences of the two were literally put aside by the surprise appearance of Bill Goldberg, who at the end of the show went to challenge Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble, leaving fans astonished who did not even expect.
the presence of Da Man in the rings of the red show, since his name was not among those advertised and above all since in the last few weeks several rumors had talked about a Wrestlemania match between Roman Reigns and Goldberg, so no one expected a challenge to Raw, against the Scot.
Monday Night RAW started with Hulk Hogan hyping up the Legends Night. Throughout the show, the above-listed legends and WWE Hall of Famers appeared in multiple backstage segments. Drew McIntyre and Sheamus had a backstage segment with Hogan and Jimmy Hart.
Angel Garza interacted with many of the legends including Alicia Fox, Tatanka, Mickie James, and Sgt. Slaughter. Ultimately, Garza lost his 24/7 championship to R-Truth after being tricked by Torrie Wilson and The Boogeyman. After that, Ron Simmons appeared with his classic 'Damn' reaction.
Here is the entire list of former Superstars and WWE Hall of Famers who appeared on tonight's WWE Raw Legends Night. Hulk Hogan
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