WWE has announced that Hoda Kotb, a seven-year breast cancer survivor, and Kathie Lee Gifford from the Today Show will guest star on next week's episode of Monday Night Raw in Brooklyn, New York.
The appearances will be part of WWE's third consecutive year supporting Susan G. Komen and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. John Cena will appear on the Today show prior to their appearance to "give them a pep talk."
Additionally, journalist Joan Lunden, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, will sit ringside as a special guest with other breast cancer survivors at the show.
Below are comments posted in an article on dot com:
“We’ve been wrestling every day at 10 a.m. in our own ring for the past seven years, and it gets down and dirty. So bring it on!” said Kotb and Gifford.
“WWE is thrilled to have Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Joan Lunden join Monday Night Raw to help shine a light on the battle against breast cancer,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “These women continue to be a voice for the millions that are affected by this devastating disease. We are honored to have their support in raising awareness and funds to continue the fight.”
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Richard Reacts: Some people may scoff at this because - what do these women have to do with pro wrestling? However, I think it's great to celebrate survivors of breast cancer and support those currently fighting it. Chances are cancer has affected all of our lives in some fashion and I commend WWE for their efforts with Susan G. Komen. The message has translated to the locker room too as many workers approached company officials recently about getting involved.