— As noted earlier, Evan Bourne stated Sunday that he will not be on hand for tonight’s historic 1,000th episode of RAW emanating from his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Bourne remains sidelined after breaking his foot in four places and dislocating it in five in an automobile accident in March. Though no timetable has been given for his return to the squared circle, he noted last week that his foot is healing properly. He is scheduled to make his first WWE-related appearance since injury this Wednesday in Orlando, Florida for developmental league Florida Championship Wrestling. Another St. Louis-based wrestler in Randy Orton will be missing the show due to his ongoing sixty-day suspension for WWE’s Talent Wellness Program.
— The following is scheduled for tonight’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw…
* Shawn Michaels and Triple H reunite as DX to open the show
* The Rock returns
* Appearances by WWE Legends
* Daniel Bryan and AJ’s wedding
* Christian vs. an unnamed wrestler for the Intercontinental Title
* Brock Lesnar returns to answer Triple H’s challenge to a SummerSlam match
* The WWE Board of Directors will appoint the permanent general manager
* CM Punk vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
More news, rumors, names returning & **SPOILERS** for the show are posted on the main newsboard.
— Pro Wrestling Guerrilla announced the following today….
On September 1, 2012, all eyes will be on Pro Wrestling Guerrilla as the annual tournament spectacular, the Battle of Los Angeles, takes place in Reseda, CA! The winner of the 2012 Battle of Los Angeles will not only join the elite few that can call themselves tournament champions, but will also face Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Champion “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen for the title!
With a field of twelve competitors, this year’s tournament will be unlike any that have come before it. The format will consist of six opening round matches, and then in lieu of a quarter-final round there will instead be two three-way semi-final round matches, with the two winners advancing to the 2012 Battle of Los Angeles final.
Tickets for the 2012 Battle of Los Angeles go on sale Monday, July 23, 2012 at 8:00PM PDT.
The 2012 Battle of Los Angeles takes place on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at American Legion Hall #308 in Reseda, CA. American Legion Post #308 is located at 7338 Canby Ave., Reseda, CA 91335. Front Row tickets are $30, and General Admission tickets are $25. Participants in the 2012 Battle of Los Angeles are scheduled to include:
– Sami Callihan (1st Battle of Los Angeles)
– Willie Mack (2nd Battle of Los Angeles)
– Drake Younger (1st Battle of Los Angeles)
– El Generico (8th Battle of Los Angeles – 2011 Battle of Los Angeles winner)
– Adam Cole (1st Battle of Los Angeles)
– Roderick Strong (7th Battle of Los Angeles)
– Kyle O’Reilly (1st Battle of Los Angeles)
– Brian Cage (2nd Battle of Los Angeles)
– B-Boy (1st Battle of Los Angeles)
– Michael Elgin (1st Battle of Los Angeles)
– Eddie Edwards (2nd Battle of Los Angeles)
– Ricochet (2nd Battle of Los Angeles)
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s 2012 Battle of Los Angeles takes place on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at 8:00 PM at American Legion Post #308 in Reseda, CA. American Legion Post #308 is located at 7338 Canby Ave., Reseda, CA 91335. Front Row tickets are $30, and General Admission tickets are $25. Online tickets orders are subject to the PayPal Service Charge (2.9% + $0.30). Tickets purchased in advance allow for priority admittance to the venue, along with guaranteed event seating. Online tickets sales for this event will end on August 28, 2012, at 10:00PM. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Tickets are not refundable.