-- MVP was among the WWE alumnus contacted to appear at the 1,000th RAW. WWE officials, however, ultimately changed their minds on bringing him and other former Superstars such as Steve Blackman, Tatanka and Viscera/Big Daddy V.
-- The July 27 Raw live event in Charleston, West Virginia drew 5,500 attendees paying $170,000. The July 28 Raw live event in Lexington, Kentucky drew 6,000 paying $200,000. The July 29 Raw live event at the Broadbent Arena in Louisville, Kentucky drew a legitimate sell-out of 6,000 paying $235,000. The July 28 SmackDown live event in Johnson City, Tennessee drew 3,500 paying $110,000. The July 29 SmackDown live event in Pikeville, Kentucky drew 4,000 paying $120,000.
-- As noted earlier here on the websute, Kelly Kelly returns to the WWE ring next week after being granted time off the road in late May. She is scheduled to appear on the SmackDown brand's tour of Japan beginning August 9 and will be returning full-time.
Kelly, who had been on the road on a weekly basis since joining WWE in 2006, was reportedly granted a break to spend time with her family and boyfriend. She last competed on television on the May 21 RAW SuperShow, losing to Beth Phoenix. We reported last week that Kelly Kelly was backstage at RAW Monday night, but not used. WWE management has not been happy with her as of late due to the fact that she was taking bookings outside of WWE while taking some time off. Kelly Kelly tweeted on Twitter Sunday that she would be appearing on Monday night's 1,000th RAW episode following a lengthy hiatus.