Huge Match Announced for RAW, WWE Moves Next Week’s TV Tapings

– WWE held a press conference earlier where Shane McMahon announced that RAW and SmackDown for next week would be moving to the Staples Center in Los Angeles. During the conference, they played down the idea of going after Kroenke Sports and The Pepsi Center legally. While not stated at the conference, WWE needed to move the Tuesday tapings due to it being logistically impossible to get the production stage and everything else from Los Angeles on Monday night to Colorado Springs in time to tape. Tickets went on sale tonight at 8PM EST.

Fans who purchased tickets to Monday’s RAW in Denver can either get refunds or exchange their tickets for tickets to the WWE live event at the Denver Coliseum on August 7th. WWE has also canceled a RAW live event for this Sunday, May 24th in Loveland, Colorado. No word yet on refunds for the Sunday or Tuesday show but they should be offering refunds soon.

WWE also announced a big ten man match with WWE Champion Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes. Ted DiBiase, The Miz and Big Show taking on WWE US Champion MVP, Batista, John Cena, Jerry Lawler and a fifth “player” yet to be named.

Vince McMahon said the following in a press release: “WWE is extremely grateful to the Lakers and the Staples Center for the hospitality and professionalism shown to WWE during this whole situation. We apologize to all of the WWE fans in the Denver area who have been inconvenienced by Kroenke Sports Enterprises. We look forward to bringing two consecutive nights of WWE excitement to Staples Center this Monday and Tuesday night.”

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