WWE shines international spotlight on OKC

Posted on: 1:25 pm, October 1, 2012, by , updated on: 04:02pm, October 1, 2012


OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City takes center stage for the WWE RAW live event Monday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

WWE programming reaches 12 million American viewers each week.

More than 7,500 hours of jaw-dropping action can be seen in 145 countries in 30 languages.

Time Linville, the Director of Marketing for the Chesapeake Energy Arena, said he expects a full house Monday night at The Peake.

“They always bring a huge crowd,” Linville said. “It’s great for the fans here. It also lets us project an image to the world showing them all the great things we have going on here in Oklahoma City.”

The WWE semi trucks pulled into downtown about 7 a.m. Monday.

The entire stage will be set by dress rehearsal about 3 p.m.

Sean Sellman, the Director of Production for WWE, said he expects Monday’s show to be a fan favorite, featuring hometown talent, Jim Ross who is filling in for the usual WWE announcer.

The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The wrestlers head to Tulsa after the show to tape an episode of WWE Smackdown which airs on Friday nights.

WWE hired about 100 local workers as part of the backstage crew to help set up and tear down the stage for RAW.

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Here’s a link to the Chesapeake Energy Arena.