A major spectacle will invade Talking Stick Resort Arena in June, and it's at once a maelstrom of bright lights, colorful characters, and a hard-rock soundtrack. Are we referring to some massive arena-style concert? Nope. Think again, jabroni.
It’s the WWE, which announced recently that it will return to the Valley on Monday, June 20, for a live broadcast of its flagship television program Raw at the venue. Tickets for the event go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 29, and range in price from $20 for the upper level to $105 for floor and ringside seating.
As any local wrestling fan will tell you, the WWE has put on some memorable events in the Valley over the last two decades — including a WrestleMania, several pay-per-views, and a slew of Raw and Smackdown episodes – all of which have featured plenty of action. And its latest visit should be no exception.
The three-hour broadcast from Talking Stick Resort Arena will happen the day after the WWE’s Money in the Bank special event in Las Vegas. As such, the Raw taking place here in Phoenix is certain to include fallout from the event, storylines being advanced, and possibly new feuds developing. Oh yeah, and there will be wrestling happening as well.
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According to the WWE, the Raw in Phoenix is currently set to feature such superstars as Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, and world champion Roman Reigns. That lineup may get bigger between now and June, however, as a number of WWE superstars that are on the shelf with injuries might return to the active roster in the weeks and months ahead, including Seth Rollins, John Cena, and Bray Wyatt.
In other words, local WWE fans should be prepared for anything when they head to the arena. They might also want to get ready to cheer their brains out.
WWE Raw will take place at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Monday, June 20. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $105.