Raw 25 is going to be such a big show, there`s really no way to fit everything into three hours. When the WWE brings back dozens of former stars and includes talent from both the Raw and SmackDown Live rosters on one night, it’s kind of a big deal. In fact, so big, the show is getting the pay-per-view treatment by having a pre-show.

Renee Young will host a Kickoff special with David Otunga and Peter Rosenberg which will be available for free on WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

The pre-show will be hosted by those three with Sam Roberts chiming in along with some special guests. The panel will be talking about the excitement that has built around the 25th anniversary of the longest-running episodic show on television and who all is coming back for this special night.

via wwe.com


It looks like this panel will be live from the Barclay’s Centre while Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler will announce from the original home of Monday Night Raw, The Manhattan Center.

It is unknown if WWE has determined that there’s no efficient way to get everything in during the three-hour Raw broadcast and as such, there will be a few surprises on the pre-show, but it will be worth tuning in to find out.

It makes a lot of sense that WWE would be offering a pre-show to arguably the biggest show of the year. While it might not measure up in size and scope to WrestleMania, the anticipation of what might happen is equal to or greater than WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of the year.

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