In perhaps a first for World Wrestling Entertainment, they had people handing out free tickets all over Los Angeles on Monday ? even outside the STAPLES Center before the show. The heavily papered show ended up drawing 8,000 to 9,000 fans. While the Los Angeles Times ran a story saying Monday’s Raw was sold out at a “special limited capacity,” and Michael Cole claimed several times during the live broadcast that the building was “at capacity,” in reality, the upper level seats were tarped off and darkened. Furthermore, most of the concession stands were closed.

For those who misused it Monday night here on the site, Rob Van Dam was backstage visiting friends at Monday’s Raw taping.

In an interview with the Latest MMA News Now radio show, UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman says he’s been training with former WCW star and WWE SmackDown announcer Ernest “The Cat” Miller. Coleman said Miller’s training has given him the confidence to want a crack at at new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, but first has to go through Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100 on 7/11. That show will be headlined by UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Interim champion Frank Mir.

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