Rumors were confirmed last week by a video encouraging fans to register for pre-sale tickets, but WWE today (July 15) officially announced their return to Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden. The news is a big deal because while WWE’s run house shows in the iconic New York City venue, these new dates will be the first time they’re filming for television at the Garden in almost ten years.
It’s also their first time back since first New Japan & Ring of Honor, then AAA held or announced shows at MSG, breaking a decades long streak where only McMahon-promoted wrestling events were held in the building.
Here’s the official announcement, and a hype video from former Universal champ Seth Rollins:
“WWE Live TV returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 10 years with back-to-back episodes of Raw, taking place on Sept. 9 & SmackDown LIVE on Sept. 10.
Combo & individual event tickets will be available this Friday July 19 at 10 a.m. ET at ticketmaster.com.
The last time Monday Night Raw took place at MSG was Nov. 16, 2009, featuring John Cena & The Undertaker against Triple H & Shawn Michaels of D-Generation X against Chris Jericho & Big Show of JeriShow in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the action when Raw and SmackDown LIVE return to “The World’s Most Famous Arena” this September.”
ANNOUNCEMENT: For the first time in 10 years, @WWE #RAW & #SDLive return to The Garden September 9 & 10! : Chase Advance Access: July 17 @ 10am | Presale: July 18 @ 10am | Public on sale: July 19 @ 10am. Visit https://t.co/81szFcl78H to sign up for more info! pic.twitter.com/o1dH1tSdoU— MSG (@TheGarden) July 15, 2019
The dates are before SmackDown moves to Fox, so both shows will air on USA.