The longest-running weekly TV show in U.S. history will be celebrating its 1,000th episode with a match between John Cena and CM Punk. They’ll be headlining Monday Night Raw’s 1,000th episode on Monday, July 23rd on USA Network. The show will be changing to a three hour format with a new start time of 8pm.
Details on the 1000th Episode:
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP – MAIN EVENT
A little more than one week after he won his first Money in the Bank® Ladder Match for a WWE Championship contract, WWE Superstar John Cena® will cash in live on Raw’s 1,000th episode against WWE Champion CM Punk® in the main event.
Raw’s 1,000th episode will showcase the most memorable moments from the past two decades and celebrate the unmatched staying power of Monday Night Raw starting at 8/7C with a reunion of WWE Superstars Triple H® and Shawn Michaels® of D-Generation X®, the anti-establishment group which revolutionized sports-entertainment. In addition, some of the most iconic WWE Superstars that made Raw an extraordinary success, including Dwayne “The Rock®” Johnson, Bret Hart® and Mick Foley™, will make special appearances.
BROCK LESNAR® RESPONDS TO TRIPLE H®
The episode also marks the return of Brock Lesnar®, who will make his first live appearance in nearly three months and will respond directly to Triple H®’s challenge for a match at SummerSlam®.
DANIEL BRYAN® AND AJ®’S WEDDING
WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan® may have lost to WWE Champion CM Punk at Money in the Bank with AJ™ as the special guest referee, but that didn’t deter him from expressing his love for the unpredictable WWE Diva. The two will celebrate their tumultuous love affair on Raw’s 1,000th episode with a wedding.