WWE will present the biggest episode of Monday Night Raw in recent memory next week when more than 30 WWE legends make their return to the company to be part of The Raw Reunion.
The likes of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Kaitlyn, Melina, Alundra Blayze and Jillian Hall will all be in attendance for the show in Tampa Bay next week, but while WWE continues to announce names for the show, there are some legends who have already declined.
Jim Ross was the first Hall of Famer to reveal that he had rejected the offer to appear as part of next week’s show, which is mainly down to the fact that JR is currently working for AEW and has become one of the most recognizable things about the promotion.
Jim Ross was part of last year’s Raw 25 which didn’t go to plan for WWE and waited for his legends contract to expire with WWE in March before he moved over to AEW, so it makes sense that he wouldn’t be in a hurry to make a return.
While there are many former stars that won’t be in attendance on Monday night including Dean Ambrose and CM Punk, there are only Jim Ross and Bully Ray who have so far made it official that they have declined their invitations, since the WWE Hall of Famer took to Twitter to reveal that he wouldn’t be part of the show.
Bully Ray’s fellow Dudley Boyz partner Dvon currently works backstage within the company, which is why he has already been announced as one of the returning faces. D-Von retired from in-ring competition a few years ago before accepting a backstage job with WWE, but his “brother” Bully obviously still has contractual obligations outside of WWE which is why he won’t be in Tampa Bay on Monday night.