Lilian At MSG Raw, UFC Fight Night Going Up Against Raw


– Former WWE announcer Lilian Garcia was introduced before RAW tonight at Madison Square Garden and sang the National Anthem. Lilian lives in New York City and was visiting at the show so she did the appearance as a surprise for the live crowd. Ted DiBiase defeated Primo in the dark match before tonight’s RAW in New York City. Mark Henry vs. Cody Rhodes was taped for this week’s Superstars. There advertised post-Raw dark match – DX brought a fan in the ring to do crotch chops and that was about it.

— The UFC issued a press release on Monday announcing that it will be airing a live Ultimate Fight Night special on Monday, January 11, 2010. The show will air on Spike TV and will be headlined by Gray Maynard vs. Nick Diaz from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. This will be the first time UFC has held a live event head-to-head with WWE Raw.

– Jamie Noble’s profile has been moved from WWE’s RAW roster on the website to their Alumni page.

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— The Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, which hosted Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III, has been sold to to a Canadian buyer for only $583,000 after a lengthy auction process. The building cost $55.7 million to build in 1975. The building is expected to be used as a soccer facility. A city representative said they were disappointed with the sales price, but said they had no choice. “Even I have to admit that the number is lower than I would like,” said city manager Fred Leeb. “But I’m happy that we made the decision. Procrastination was literally costing us millions of dollars.” Read More: Wall Street Journal Report.