A former top WWE name has confirmed the reason he won’t be a part of the RAW 30th Anniversary celebrations next week.
The 23rd January edition of Monday Night Raw has been set up to celebrate 30 years of the red brand, and on the most recent edition there were a number of legends added to the lineup including the likes of The Undertaker, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle, The Bellas, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Teddy Long, Road Dogg, and X-Pac.
However, Tatanka has confirmed on social media that he was invited to be part of the show but has had to turn the appearance down for a very valid family reason.
Even though WWE contacted me 5 weeks ago, I will not be attending the 30th Anniversary Show…instead, as noted, my Son’s Wrestling Team won the Regional Championship & we’re heading out of town to the State Championship! No better place I would rather be! #Father#Son Support!
Even though @WWE contacted me 5 weeks ago, I will not be attending the 30th Anniversary Show…instead, as noted, my Son's Wrestling Team won the Regional Championship & we're heading out of town to the State Championship! No better place I would rather be! #Father#Son Support! pic.twitter.com/9tvWX54L4Z
— Tatanka (@NativeTatanka) January 17, 2023
‘The Native American’ Tatanka joined the WWE in the 1990s, and returned for another spell in 2005. He has also made sporadic appearances since then, including participating in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale at WrestleMania 32 in 2016.
There are also a number of matches already confirmed for the anniversary edition of Monday Night Raw, including Austin Theory defending the United States Championship against Bobby Lashley, and Becky Lynch facing Bayley in a Steel Cage Match.