WWE held a press conference today announcing that Monday’s Raw taping and Tuesday’s Smackdown/ECW tapings were now being moved to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA next week, forcing the company to cancel the originally scheduled Raw taping in Denver at the Pepsi Center and the Smackdown/ECW tapings on Tuesday at the World Arena in Colorado Springs.
Here is the official statement from WWE.com:
Monday’s Raw moves to L.A.’s STAPLES Center
Written: May 20, 2009
STAMFORD, Conn. ? World Wrestling Entertainment has made arrangements, given innumerable logistical challenges and obstacles, to move its internationally televised broadcast, WWE Monday Night Raw, to Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center. The live televised event, which was scheduled to take place at the Pepsi Center in Denver this Monday, May 25th, will take place at the STAPLES Center at 5:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets for Monday Night Raw in Los Angeles will become available tonight at 8 p.m. PT.
WWE was forced to seek alternative arrangements due to the Pepsi Center’s double-booking of May 25th for both WWE Monday Night Raw and Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. The event will now take place live from the home of the Denver Nuggets’ opponents, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Denver fans wishing to receive a refund for their tickets to the originally scheduled Pepsi Center event must return tickets to the original point of purchase.