With still 4 months left on the calendar, 2018 has proved to be a landmark year for WWE. First, RAW 25, then the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble Match and the arrival of former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey followed by the inaugural Women’s Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34 and then the billion-dollar RAW & SmackDown television deals.
When all this started to sound a bit stale, The New Day made headlines as they went locked horns with ROH/NJPW’s The Elite Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) in a Street Fighter Showdown which was again followed by the historic announcement of WWE Evolution, the first-ever all women’s WWE pay-Per-View Event.
In just two weeks of the Evolution announcement, WWE has come up with yet another thunderous announcement under which lies an epic milestone for Vince McMahon’s company.
On Monday morning WWE officially announced the details of what is destined to be a humongous show on October 16, 2018 — SmackDown 1000.
Given the fact that it was The Rock who named the show, the WWE Universe can expect to see The Great One make a cameo at SmackDown 1000. Recently, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson publicly expressed his desire to return to the WWE ring. It’s possible that the “Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment” might show up at the Capital One Arena on October 16.
SmackDown 1000 also packs a bunch of Superstar cameos right off the bat. The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle and John Cena, who have all played integral roles in making SmackDown what it is today ever since The Glorious Attitude Era, could be advertised to make the show houseful.
What’s more interesting is the fact that WWE could be aiming for Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan to finally return to cameras at SmackDown 1000.
It is to be noted that Stone Cold and The Undertaker made cameos at RAW 25, so it’s expected that the two legendary pro-wrestling icons could be gearing up for October 16 as well. Former female Superstars might turn up at the show too.
WWE Evolution breathes on SmackDown 1000’s neck as the inaugural all women’s Pay-Per-View takes place on October 28, 2018 in New York.