During the seemingly never-ending period of Raw's "Guest Host" phase, WWE saw a large number of celebrities appear on the show as GM for a night. The list of stars was long and varied - from Pee-wee Herman to Ricky Hatton - yet one requested celebrity was missing from the list... primarily due to the fact he had been dead for well over a decade.
It was reported in The Wrestling Observer that Vince McMahon had expressed interest in having former host of Family Feud, Ray Combs, come on board in 2010. Combs was no stranger to WWE and had sat alongside Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan at the commentary table for Survivor Series '93. In fact, he even appeared prior to that at WrestleMania VIII, serving as guest ring announcer for the show's eight-man tag match.
Tragically, Combs committed suicide in 1996, hanging himself while supposedly under mental observation from a previous suicide attempt. As a high profile star of the American game show scene - not to mention someone who had actively contributed to WWF programming in the past - you would think Vince would have known of his untimely demise.
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