WWE Streaming Live Pre-Show Prior To Next Week’s 1000th Raw On YouTube; Official Press Release

WWE will broadcast a live pre-show prior to next week’s 1000th episode of Raw on their official YouTube channel. The stream will begin Monday at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PT. We’ll stream the show live here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com but you can view the YouTube feed at this link.

Below is an official press release regarding the show that was issued earlier today:

JOHN CENA VS. CM PUNK TO HEADLINE RAW’S HISTORIC 1000TH EPISODE

WWE today announced the details of Monday Night Raw’s historic 1,000th episode this Monday when the longest-running weekly television show in U.S. history moves to a three-hour format with a new start time of 8/7C on USA Network. Raw has aired more original episodes than some of the most popular television series of all time, including The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, Lassie and Monday Night Football.

WWE CHAMPIONSHIP – MAIN EVENT

A little more than one week after he won his first Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship contract, WWE Superstar John Cena will cash in live on Raw’s 1,000th episode against WWE Champion CM Punk in the main event.

WWE LEGENDS

Raw’s 1,000th episode will showcase the most memorable moments from the past two decades and celebrate the unmatched staying power of Monday Night Raw starting at 8/7C with a reunion of WWE Superstars Triple H and Shawn Michaels of D-Generation X, the anti-establishment group which revolutionized sports-entertainment. In addition, some of the most iconic WWE Superstars that made Raw an extraordinary success, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bret Hart and Mick Foley, will make special appearances.

BROCK LESNAR RESPONDS TO TRIPLE H

The episode also marks the return of Brock Lesnar, who will make his first live appearance in nearly three months and will respond directly to Triple H’s challenge for a match at SummerSlam.

DANIEL BRYAN AND AJ’S WEDDING

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan may have lost to WWE Champion CM Punk at Money in the Bank with AJ as the special guest referee, but that didn’t deter him from expressing his love for the unpredictable WWE Diva. The two will celebrate their tumultuous love affair on Raw’s 1,000th episode with a wedding.

MOST INTERACTIVE SHOW ON TELEVISION

The 1,000th episode of Monday Night Raw will also look toward the future as the count towards another 1,000 episodes begins. The show ushers in a new era of interactive programming, where viewers will become part of the action by using social media platforms like Tout, Twitter, Shazam, Instagram and Facebook to have a voice in the show and control outcomes live. The best fan touts, tweets, photos and comments will be featured during the telecasts, on WWE.com, at live events, and on social media reaching WWE’s more than 100 million social media followers.

MONDAY NIGHT RAW PRE-SHOW

On July 23 at 7:30/6:30C, WWE will host a special Monday Night Raw Pre-Show that will stream live on WWE.com and on WWE’s official YouTube channel, FanNation (YouTube.com/WWEFanNation). Fans can also relive the very first episode of Monday Night Raw at youtu.be/oozq-oOgdjI.

Since its debut, Monday Night Raw has been among cable’s most watched regularly scheduled programs. To see how WWE Superstars are preparing for its new permanent start time, 8/7C, watch USA’s new promo: youtu.be/DlyZYOZFQuA

Download Our Free App

Download our FREE App! Dirt Sheet for iPhone, Android and iPad.

Connect With WNW

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn!

  • AnacondaVise

    I still think it's a mistake to go three hours every week. I just don't think the product is strong enough to keep people tuned in that long week after week.

    I mean a three hour show every now and then is fine, but every week?

  • Graham Hodis

    I agree going 3 hours is a huge mistake for the WWE. I give it to the end of the year before they go back to 2 hours. I don't think it make a difference in viewing figures for them as they have always been about the same. Does that mean PPV will eventually go to 4 hours? I