WWE has big show planned for RAW this week in Portland, and they are poised to break another record. Capturing milestone numbers is nothing new for WWE during their booming period, and this week’s RAW will be another instance of that.
The Moda Center, which was formerly known as the Rose Garden Arena, in Portland, Oregon saw their highest claimed attendance of 10,000 on Sunday, September 12th 2004 at WWE Unforgiven ’04. WWE went on to break that number in the last year, and they will do it again tonight for RAW.
WWE Monday Night Raw is scheduled to take place at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon once again this week for RAW. WrestleTix reports that, as of January 7th, there were 496 available tickets for the event. The current setup allows for a total capacity of 10,359, with 9,863 tickets already distributed.
There has been an increase of 146 available tickets since the last update, which occurred two days ago as of this writing, so WWE is still selling tickets.
The maximum capacity of the venue’s map is 13,539. The previous WWE event at this venue was SmackDown on April 7th, 2023, and it drew an audience of 10,116. That SmackDown number beat 2004’s Unforgiven event by over 100.
Since WWE RAW already has a reported attendance number over 10,300, that means this week’s show will easily break that 10,100 marker that SmackDown had. They aren’t quite selling the arena to capacity, but they also have to block off certain sections for production and staging.
We will have to see what happens on RAW this week. Shinsuke Nakamura and Cody Rhodes are going to throw down. CM Punk will be there as well, so fans have plenty of reasons to buy a ticket in Portland tonight.
Ringside News will be providing live play-by-play coverage of tonight’s show over in our WWE Monday Night RAW coverage hub. It promises to be a memorable episode for many reasons, so it remains to be seen how the episode will turn out.
What’s your take on WWE’s plan for RAW this week? Why is the company doing so well with attendance numbers? Let us know what you think in the comments section!