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All your old favourite wrestlers are coming back for a special WWE show

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There are two types of wrestling fan: those who were into the sports entertainment when the WWE was still called the WWF, and those who are still into it now.

If you fall into the former camp, and the odds are you do, you’ll likely remember playing Smackdown on the PlayStation and watching the stars of the Attitude era on TV.

While some of the biggest names from that era have remained active in recent years, the old guard has largely made way for a new generation of WWE stars.

However, later this month, the 25th anniversary RAW show will provide a real blast from the past with many of your old favourites returning.

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WWE RAW is having a special 25th anniversary show later this month

The biggest announcement concerning the show, arguably by some distance, is the return of none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin.

The multiple WWE title holder was a regular throughout what many regard as a golden era in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, but has barely featured since.

However, he’ll be back for a one-off broadcast, celebrating the longest-running professional wrestling show on television.

And he’s not the only one coming back.

The Dudley Boyz are also involved, having left WWE in 2005 and only briefly returned in the years since, while Raw 25 will also feature D-Generation X, made up of Shawn Michaels, Triple H and the New Age Outlaws.

Michaels, who ‘retired’ in 2010, was an early favourite of ‘90s wrestling fans, while Triple H has been an enduring presence in the sport since his mid-’90s WWF debut.

Legendary wrestler Ric Flair will also be in attendance, as well as a number of other larger-than-life figures.

The full list of names confirmed by WWE is as follows:

• The Undertaker

• D-Generation X

• Jim Ross

• Jerry Lawler

• The Dudley Boyz

• Ric Flair

• Scott Hall and Kevin Nash

• The Bella Twins

• The New Age Outlaws

• Ron Simmons

• JBL

• The Godfather

• Brother Love

• Boogeyman

• Teddy Long

• The Million Dollar Man

• John Laurinaitis

• Sgt. Slaughter

The broadcast will air live on Sky Sports in the early hours of 23 January. Why not get in the mood by trying to match WWE stars to their finishing moves.

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