Raw 25 Pre-Show Will Kickoff at 7 p.m. EST Tonight on WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

WWE Raw 25 will be kicking off with a bang from two location in downtown New York City.

Manhattan Center and the Barclays Center will co-host the special evening of sports entertainment. I predict that more of the old school wrestlers and entertainers will be at the Manhattan Center, and the modern performers will be stationed at the Barclays Center.

WWE has announced that WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler join the celebration from the original home of Monday Night Raw, The Manhattan Center. The company has issued the following statement:

“We look forward to celebrating this unmatched milestone with our fans around the world, but 25 years only marks the beginning of WWE surprising, delighting and entertaining generations to come.” – WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon

Most viewers understand to not attempt professional wrestling without trained professionals, but I do want to note that acting out violence is not necessary. Violence in general should always be limited. It is clear that tonight will provide a large amount of entertainment value, as well as old school performers just making appearances.

World renown performers set to return include: D-Generation X, Chris Jericho, JBL & Ron Simmons, Scott Hall, Torrie Wilson, The Bella Twins. X-Pac, Tori Wilson, and many others.

The main event on the modern side will feature Roman Reigns vs. The Miz.

Earlier today, members from the company helped ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Watch the pre-show on YouTube with the first video before the YouTube playlist below. Also, scan over additional videos to gear up for the special 25th anniversary show from New York City.

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