– Vince McMahon was interviewed by KMGH-TV in Denver yesterday about the issue with next week’s RAW and help up an LA Lakers jersey and hat, telling Nuggets & Pepsi Center owner Stan Kroenke that “this is what the WWE thinks of you and your management.” McMahon said he would like to support the Nuggets and said Denver was a great city but said “they’re throwing us out.” Vince is also saying he plans on sending WWE’s trucks to the Pepsi Center next Monday. “That’s what we intend to do. We’re going to show up.”
WWE has to put on a RAW show every Monday to fulfill their agreement with the USA Network and noted that when you have a date, you plan everything around it and went on to say they may be holding an event in a parking lot somewhere.
While nothing is being said publicly regarding a change yet, as of last night no travel plans within the company were changed even though everyone is readily aware they they aren’t going to be able to run at the Pepsi Center.
So what will happen to next week’s RAW? Two different ideas include the less likely one of taping RAW on Saturday night at the WWE live event in Salt Lake City or the more likely idea of taping RAW in Colorado Springs on Monday, the same place they’re taping SmackDown and ECW on Tuesday. Taping in Salt Lake City guarantees a larger crowd because if they went with Colorado Springs, they couldn’t put tickets on sale until today or Wednesday. There is still the major headache of having to switch all the tickets out and offer refunds but it’s possible a good percentage of those who purchased tickets for the original show in Denver would be willing to travel to Colorado Springs because it is about 70 miles away.