Wrestling & MMA

PRO WRESTLING: XL Center postpones WWE Raw until Thursday (Jan. 29) with WWE SmackDown live

Mother Nature tried to do what Ted Turner couldn’t, and she also failed as neither could stop WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon.

Because of the impending blizzard in the Northeast and statewide travel bans, WWE postponed WWE Monday Night Raw’s live event in Hartford and canceled Tuesday night’s live event in Boston. A small win for her climate.

However, WWE still emanated live at 8 p.m. EST Monday (Jan. 26) from its studios in the Stamford world headquarters.

With color commentator John Bradshaw Layfield doing his best Al Roker on the cold, windy roof of Titan Towers live on Monday night (Jan. 26), WWE on the USA Network filled its three-hour time slot.

With announcers Michael Cole, Booker T and JBL hosting from WWE studios, WWE showed in their entirety the 30-man Royal Rumble as well as the outstanding, action-packed, three-way, no DQ, no countout battle for the WWE World title between Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman), Seth Rollins (with J&J Security) and John Cena.

Rollins really stepped up his game in the three-way title match at the Rumble.

Ticket Information

  • Hartford, Conn., XL Center: Tickets for Monday’s show in Hartford will be honored for a SmackDown event Thursday, Jan. 29 that will air live on Syfy.
  • Boston, Mass., TD Garden: Fans with tickets to Tuesday’s event in Boston will have the option of either exchanging tickets for an upcoming WWE event on Saturday, June 27 or obtaining a refund at point of purchase.

WrestleMania 31

The Royal Rumble on Sunday, Jan. 25 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia officially started the Road to WrestleMania 31, which is WWE’s Super Bowl.

WrestleMania 31 is Sunday, March 29 from the San Francisco 49ers home stadium, Levi’s Stadium, in Santa Clara, Calif. It marks the first Wrestlemania Week in the San Francisco Bay Area and the sixth in California.

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