WWE News: WWE Officials Make Backup Plans For ‘Raw’ And ‘Smackdown’ Due To Hurricane Erika

Monday Night Raw has only been cancelled two times in the last decade. The first time was for Chris Benoit’s death and the second instance came during the horrific snowstorm the night after the Royal Rumble this year. Aside from that, WWE truly lives up to the slogan “The show must go on.” For a company that puts their bodies on the line every night, it’s a figure of speech solid in every way.

The WWE is about to encounter another impact made by mother nature. In the last several days, Hurricane Erika has made its way up the coast and near the Florida area. According to the Weather Channel, Tropical Storm Erika is no longer a big threat to the area.

There’s a chance for flash flooding, but it officially dissipated over the Caribbean Sea on Saturday. Like any great company, the WWE is planning for any scenario. According to Cageside Seats, the WWE is making “contingency” plans for WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown.

WWE is apparently making some contingency plans for Raw and SmackDown next week with a hurricane headed for Florida. It isn’t believed it will affect the shows but they don’t want to be surprised by anything.

To add more security, the Amelia Arena, the site for WWE Raw tonight, put out this statement earlier in the week:

“Amalie Arena and our partners at WWE are aware of Tropical Storm Erika’s potential impact to our area in advance of WWE Raw on Monday, August 31. At this time, the event is not cancelled. However, we are keeping the storm top of mind. We will release any pertinent information as needed.”

WWE Raw is planning a big segment too for tomorrow night. Sting is scheduled to be there and will ruin Seth Rollins’ statue that was supposed to be debuted last week. Also, Team PCB will compete in a “Beat in the Clock” challenge. Whoever gets the best time will be the no.1-contender for the WWE Divas championship.

If Hurricane Erika doesn’t hit Florida like it was predicted initially, then WWE Raw will do very well once again. WWE fans want to see the Divas Revolution start a real change in the Divas Division. As of right now, it’s gotten stale. Sting and Seth Rollins will pick up right where it left off last week. Expect a great promo battle from both men, as WWE fans want to see Sting’s thoughts on Rollins so far.

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