Monday Night time Uncooked is popping 30 and on January twenty third, 2023 reside from the Wells Fargo Middle in Philadelphia, PA, WWE will probably be throwing an anniversary celebration in contrast to some other. Billing the present as “Uncooked is XXX,” with throwback graphics and a brand in addition, WWE has already introduced some large matches and segments for the cardboard in addition to a listing of legends confirmed to be returning in some capability. And naturally, rumors of different names of those that would possibly seem have been floating round in addition to it’s arduous to maintain an occasion of this magnitude underneath wraps. With a lot swirling round this large present, we at Final Phrase on Professional Wrestling are right here to assist preserve all the pieces straight with updates on all the pieces we all know thus far about Uncooked is XXX.
Introduced in November, Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Middle, dwelling to the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, NLL’s Philadelphia Wings, and NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, would be the host venue for this historic night time. An essential metropolis within the historical past of professional wrestling, Philadelphia has hosted numerous marquee occasions for WWE together with SummerSlam (1990), Survivor Collection (2006), Excessive Guidelines (2019, 2022), King of the Ring (1995), Royal Rumble (2004, 2015, 2018), and WrestleMania XV. Philadelphia is also set to host WrestleMania 40 in 2024. The Wells Fargo Middle has a capability of roughly 13,670 for wrestling and per WrestleTix, as of January 16th, all but approximately 400 tickets for the event had sold. The expectation is that this occasion will probably be a promote out. Ought to that be the case, Uncooked is XXX will probably be WWE’s sixth-highest non-PPV attended occasion within the final three years.
Uncooked is XXX Card
NEXT MONDAY at #WWERaw XXX
— WWE (@WWE) January 17, 2023
Uncooked’s anniversary present is in fact largely going to be centered on the appearances of the legends who’ve helped make Uncooked a prime TV program for the final three a long time, however what would a wrestling present be with out matches? Along with the appearances WWE has deliberate, Uncooked is XXX is lining as much as have one of many firm’s greatest non-PPV playing cards in fairly a while. Already introduced are a metal cage match of Bayley vs Becky Lynch, a United States Championship bout pitting Austin Idea towards Bobby Lashley, who defeated The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, and Baron Corbin in final week’s #1 contender’s match, and a Uncooked Tag Group Championship match of the Judgment Day towards the reigning champion Usos, who’ve held the belts for over 244 days.
Along with the foremost matches, a particular section acknowledging the Bloodline is on faucet as Roman Reigns has promised that each technology of the faction will probably be current for an acknowledgement ceremony. After all, that leaves loads of hypothesis as many marvel if this section and this episode of Uncooked is the place WWE pulls the set off on a Rock return to arrange probably the most anticipated WrestleMania match in fairly a while, of Rock vs Reigns. However that’s all hypothesis at this level.
All we all know is that the presence of the Bloodline’s Anoa’i/Maivia household tree is powerful in WWE, each previous, current and future. Members not named Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who may very well be readily available for Uncooked is XXX embody Afa and Sika (The Wild Samoans), Sean Maluta, Manu, L.A. Clean, and Ava Raine. This ceremony might additionally set the stage for Naomi, associated to the Bloodline by marriage, to make her speculated return to the corporate.
Unlikely to seem are Jacob Fatu and Lance Anoa’i, who currently perform in MLW as a new incarnation of the Samoan SWAT Team. However talking of the unique Samoan SWAT Group, whereas not confirmed by WWE (extra on that under), Samu announced that he and Rikishi will be in attendance for Monday night’s acknowledgement ceremony.
Uncooked is XXX Returns (Confirmed by WWE)
— WWE (@WWE) January 17, 2023
As listed on their web site noting featured superstars for Uncooked is XXX, WWE has confirmed that the Undertaker, Ric Aptitude, Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle, and the Bella Twins will seem. In a graphic posted on WWE’s social media channels, it has additionally been confirmed that Highway Dogg, Ron Simmons, Sean Waltman (X-Pac), Teddy Lengthy, and Jerry “The King” Lawler will probably be current on the present.
It’s anticipated that extra names will probably be introduced within the coming days, nonetheless, it’s also anticipated that there will probably be some surprises not introduced upfront. For sure, this must be one in all WWE’s most anticipated episodes of tv in fairly a while.
The Returns (Confirmed by Wrestlers)
Now, right here is the place issues get somewhat tough. Whereas WWE has not confirmed the under wrestlers for Uncooked is XXX, statements made both by the wrestlers themselves or by their friends have them anticipated to be in attendance Monday night time.
Samu and Rikishi – confirmed by Samu within the Every day Merchandise
Hulk Hogan – confirmed by Ric Aptitude on Ric Aptitude’s To Be the Man podcast
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