Major Name In Talks To Appear On Next Week's 1000th Episode Of WWE Raw; Why WWE Decided To Have John Cena "Cash In" His Title Shot & What You Can Expect To See In The Title Match Against CM Punk

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- While I'm not by any means confirming him, I'm told "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has been in talks with WWE to appear on the 1000th Raw next week.

- WWE did not want to wait until SummerSlam to do John Cena vs. CM Punk which is the reason Cena announced he would be "cashing in" his Money in the Bank title shot on the 1000th Raw next week. One of the reasons WWE didn't want to build a babyface vs. babyface feud for SummerSlam is their overload of top babyfaces and lack of top heels, not to mention putting Cena back in the WWE title picture for one of their biggest shows to date.

As for the outcome of Punk vs. Cena, I'm told the company was originally looking for ways to get the belt back on Cena but now some are in favor of Punk's lengthy title reign. Should they decide to put Punk over Cena (which I would have to see to believe), it would be the first time a MITB winner didn't win the title. One of my sources doesn't feel there will be a clean outcome.

- While I'm not by any means confirming him, I'm told "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has been in talks with WWE to appear on the 1000th Raw next week.

- WWE did not want to wait until SummerSlam to do John Cena vs. CM Punk which is the reason Cena announced he would be "cashing in" his Money in the Bank title shot on the 1000th Raw next week. One of the reasons WWE didn't want to build a babyface vs. babyface feud for SummerSlam is their overload of top babyfaces and lack of top heels, not to mention putting Cena back in the WWE title picture for one of their biggest shows to date.

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