Arena Report - U.S. Airways Center

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March 05, 2007

The U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Ariz. hosts the first Raw of March, live tonight. Since opening its doors in 1993, the arena has hosted incredible sports-entertainment events and the best in live music.

In 2003, the U.S. Airways Center (then known as the America West Arena) hosted the SummerSlam pay-per-view. During that historic PPV event, Shane McMahon defeated Eric Bischoff in a No Disqualification, Falls Count Anywhere Match. In the Elimination Chamber main event, Triple H defeated worthy competitors like Randy Orton and Shawn Michaels to retain the World Heavyweight Champioship.

In May of 2004, Raw was back in Phoenix. WWE fans witnessed an exciting six-man tag that saw Shelton Benjamin, Edge & Tajiri score an upset over Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton.

In more recent WWE history, at Judgment Day 2006 which aired live from the U.S. Airways Center, Paul London & Brian Kendrick first won the WWE Tag Team Championship.

The arena is the permanent home of the Arizona Rattlers (AFL), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) and Phoenix Roadrunners (ECHL). Top music acts like Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys and Green Day have all graced the U.S. Airways Center.

For a look inside the U.S. Airways Center, catch Raw Monday night at 9/8 CT on the USA Network.

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