- The announced attendance for Monday’s 1000th episode of WWE Raw was 18,318. The show was a legitimate sellout from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. – Billy Gunn, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman and Road Dogg reunited with Triple H and Shawn Michaels for a D Generation X reunion during the opening segment of the 1000th episode of Raw.Read More
ESPN features an interview with Jim Ross, who discusses tonight’s 1,000th episode of RAW. It was revealed last week that Ross would be at the show, however he says that he would have been there regardless. “I was planning on going no matter what, but to be invited and be part of the show is something special,” Ross told ESPN. “For everyone involved, it’s a celebration of hours of hard work, thousands of miles traveled and sacrificing family time to put on a show every week for this long.”Read More
There was an incident at the St. Louis airport last night as WWE talents were arriving for RAW 1000 and fans were there to greet them. A fan reportedly asked WWE Champion CM Punk for an autograph but was turned down. Apparently the fan was rude in his approach. This led to another fan yelling at Punk and causing a scene inside the airport. Punk threw the man’s autograph book in a trash can. Airport police came over and Punk seemed very annoyed with having his time wasted, according toRead More
- Former WWE star MVP says he won’t be at tonight’s RAW 1000 episode. Another name who is surprisingly not expected for tonight’s show is Trish Stratus. Also, there is still no word on whether or not Steve Austin will be appearing. – As PWMania.com previously confirmed, another match tonight will see WWE Intercontinental Champion Christian defend his title against an opponent that is picked by the fans. – PWMania.com previously noted that Kelly Kelly will be returning to WWE on tonight’s RAW 1000 episode. F4Wonline.com reports that tonight’s appearanceRead More

Posted On July 23, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

More WWE RAW 1000 News, WWE NXT Not Airing In Florida & More

- WWE will be holding a “be a STAR” anti-bullying rally today at the Boys & Girls Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Eve Torres and other Superstars will be participating. – The WWE NXT show did not air yesterday on Bright House Cable in Florida and no WWE programming is scheduled to air. F4Wonline.com reports that the station never received the tape from WWE to air and there is no official reason why. – As a reminder, WWE will hold a RAW pre-show tonight on YouTube at 7:30pm EST. –Read More
- Variety has an article up looking at tonight’s 1,000th episode of RAW and WWE’s use of social media. Stephanie McMahon on WWE’s use of social media: “We’re going to use social media in a more enhanced fashion. Our fans will affect some type of content in the show every week.” Stephanie believes that using social media more will keep their audience tuned into the broadcast for the entire three hours. “What our audience wants is great creative; it’s what any audience wants,” she said. “We need to provide contentRead More
- USA Today has an interesting piece to promote tonight’s 1,000th episode of WWE RAW. Here are some highlights: * Vince McMahon said he never had a goal of 1,000 episodes for RAW “but I have some pretty wild dreams, and have all my life,” he says. “I don’t know limitations until they really slap me in the face.” * They noted that before the recent RAW in Las Vegas, Kane was the first in-ring talent in the building and attended a production/creative meeting. USA Today added that Kane hasRead More

Posted On July 23, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Ryder vs. Ziggler Receiving Rave Reviews, Miz Hypes RAW, DDP

- The New York Daily News featured an article this week to hype RAW 1000. Interviewed for the piece were Zack Ryder, Mick Foley and The Miz. Ryder revealed that he hurt his back in the wheelchair spot with Kane last February while The Miz promised that we will see things on tonight’s RAW episode that we will remember forever. – As PWMania.com previously noted, Diamond Dallas Page will be appearing on the KTVI FOX morning show in St. Louis this morning. Page is in town for tonight’s RAW 1000Read More

Posted On July 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Another Legend Expected At Tonight’s WWE RAW 1000 Episode

Diamond Dallas Page is being promoted as a guest on the St. Louis’ FOX affiliate morning show today. That means he’s in St. Louis for RAW so expect him to appear.Read More

Posted On July 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

What Are Your Favorite & Least Favorite WWE RAW Moments?

The momentum is building as the historic 1,000th episode of RAW takes place Monday from St. Louis. As always, PWMania.com will be providing live WWE RAW coverage as well as the latest breaking news and spoilers leading to the show. What are your favorite RAW moments? What is your least favorite? Post your comments below!Read More

Posted On July 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Dolph Ziggler Speaks On RAW Going Three-Hours, RAW 1000 & More

Chad Dukes of 106.7 the Fan DC and ChadDukesWrestling.com interviewed Dolph Ziggler. Here are some highlights. RAW going to three hours: “So many of us are fighting for precious minutes on Raw and Smackdown. And two hours sounds like a lot, and soon to be this coming Monday, the 1000th Raw, three hours, but it’s like we are fighting to get out there and show how great we are. And not always do we get the chance, there are several awesome Superstars chomping at the bit every single Monday whoRead More
- The Inside The Ropes podcast recently spoke with George Steele, Chris Masters, Tully Blanchard, Michael Tarver, JJ Dillon, Lex Luger, Pete Gas, Sean Oliver, Raven and Stevie Richards to celebrate 1,000 episodes of WWE RAW. Here are a few highlights: George Steele on watching RAW: “I record RAW every Monday. But with my DVR it takes me ten minutes to watch it. I fast forward through most of it.” Steele on John Cena: “I’ve seen a million John Cena’s, he’s nothing special. Think about it, there are so manyRead More

Posted On July 21, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

A Special Thank You Message From Vince McMahon For RAW 1000

- As we prepare for the 1,000th episode of RAW, WWE sent out a special thank-you message from Vince McMahon this morning. Here’s what The Chairman had to say: “I would like to personally thank you and the entire WWE Universe for your never-ending support as WWE achieves TV history with its record-breaking 1,000th edition of Monday Night RAW. In celebration of this historic night, we invite you to join us this Monday for a monumental three-hour event. Once again, we thank you for making RAW the success it hasRead More

Posted On July 21, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Bret Hart To Accompany UFC Fighter, FCW Star Works WWE Event

- WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart is scheduled to accompany UFC fighter Nick Ring to the cage for tonight’s UFC 149 event in Calgary. The fight will air on the FX prelims, not the actual pay-per-view. – FCW star Roman Leakee worked last night’s RAW live event in Jackson, Mississippi. He interrupted a heel promo by Curt Hawkins. Leakee went on to defeat Hawkins. – There was an incident at last night’s RAW live event in Jackson where the ring ropes broke during a The Miz vs. Santino MarellaRead More

Posted On July 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More On Former DX Members Appearing On Monday’s RAW 1000

Sean “X-Pac” Waltman hinted at being on Monday’s 1,000th episode of RAW. Waltman was on the Cowhead radio show in Tampa earlier today and when asked if he would be appearing, he said that he couldn’t say, but noted it wouldn’t be a DX reunion without him. Road Dogg Jesse James, who works for WWE as an agent and producer, has also been hinted at appearing on the 1,000th episode of RAW. Jerry Lawler stated during an interview with The Miami Herald that he thought Road Dogg will be appearingRead More
- Brodus Clay, Naomi and Cameron will be appearing at Gulf Coast Mitsubishi in North Gulfport, Mississippi on August 11th at 4pm. – Women’s wrestler Tenille Taylor reported to WWE developmental this past week. She was signed by WWE last year but an injury kept her from reporting to FCW. Taylor was trained by Lance Storm. – Mashable.com has an article up looking at how WWE has “blown up” Tout, a social media company they recently invested in. Here are some interesting stats from Mashable: * The Tout promotion onRead More
- The New York Post features an article on the third annual “Sirius XM Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft,” which took place Thursday morning. The Miz was at the draft for the second year in a row, and spoke about his appearance. “Obviously, I work for a living, I’m a WWE Superstar for a living, but winning this gave a bunch of Make-a-Wish participants happy because I donated the money I won last year to that charity,” he said. – WWE Champion CM Punk appeared on “The Bower Show” on 97.9Read More
- Jim Ross was asked on Twitter his thoughts on CM Punk wanting him to announce the Punk vs. John Cena WWE Title match on next week’s RAW. Ross replied that Punk was a “very bright dude.” Ross says he will be at RAW 1000 but does not know if he will be working the show on TV. He wrote last night: “I’m excited on being in St. L for #RAW1000 & seeing many old friends, WWE HOFers & Legends. Expect lots of surprises. RAW’s special 2 me.” – FCWRead More
- The WWE Supershow on July 14th in Tucson, Arizona drew 5,200 fans for $155,000. – WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper continues to praise WWE Champion CM Punk. Piper says he is going to sit down with Punk at Monday’s big RAW and give him some advice for his troubles with Big Show. Piper wrote: “Watched @CMPunk on Raw. A great job. I fought Andre so many times going to sit down with Punk at 1000 Raw a tell him a secret. He’s worh it!” – WWE reportedly hasRead More