Raw 1000 Open Discussion Thread, With Special Guests Dennis Haskins, Action Bronson and Derrick Bateman

Tonight’s the big night when WWE Raw celebrates an unprecedented 1000 episodes, and With Leather is throwing a party. In addition to tonight’s normal open discussion thread, we’re bringing in a few special guests to talk WWE, pop culture, and most importantly: WEDDINGS.

Raw 1000 begins at 8 PM EST on the USA Network, but be here at 7:30 to chat with DENNIS HASKINS, aka Mr. Belding from ‘Saved By The Bell’. He’s one of my favorite television characters ever and he’s shown up in everything great on TV, including ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’, ‘Mad Men’ and … well, WWE Raw. Dennis is stopping by to do a little Q-and-A and chat about the first half hour of Raw, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him.

Joining us around 9 PM EST is rap superstar ACTION BRONSON. You may have seen him getting love on The Smoking Section and the UPROXX main page, and if you haven’t, go learn about him right now. Bronson’s chatting with us as long as he’d like, and as soon as he leaves a comment he becomes the coolest person to ever click a link on With Leather.

Finally, joining us throughout the night (whenever he has time) will be WWE Superstar, NXT Protagonist and general Friend Of The Site DERRICK BATEMAN. D-Bateas has been nice enough to chat with me on the With Spandex podcast and wear our shirt on television, so show him a lot of love now so he’ll still like us when he’s Super Famous. Capital letters.

If that all wasn’t enough, we’re tossing a special commenting badge your way. To commemorate Mr. Belding knowing who the hell I am, we’re giving you a chance to unlock the BIG BOPPER commenting badge. All you have to do is participate in tonight’s discussion by clicking the “like” button to share the thread on Facebook or use that “tweet” button to tell everyone you know about the chat on Twitter. You’ll want to rep Bayside High with this badge forever, because their girls are the cutest and their guys are the hippest, too. Oooh.

As always, the top 10 comments from tonight’s open discussion thread will be featured in tomorrow’s Best And Worst Of WWE Raw 1000 column. To nominate a comment for top 10 status, reply to it with a +1.

Thanks in advance to everyone for hanging out tonight. Here’s to another 1000 episodes!