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By Buck Woodward on 2009-05-08 09:00:00
While TNA has this weekend off, WWE gets back to a normal house show schedule with both Raw and Smackdown having three house shows prior to their weekly televised events.  Of course, this Sunday is Mother's Day, so for you fans in Wheeling, West Virginia and Fort Wayne, Indiana, you can take Mom to the matches!

Raw kicks off their run on Friday, May 8th at the Louis J. Tullio Arena in Erie, Pennsylvania with WWE Champion Randy Orton, United States Champion MVP, John Cena, Batista, Big Show, The Miz, Kofi Kingston and Matt Hardy scheduled to appear.

Raw continues their run on Saturday, May 9th at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio with the following announced matches:
- John Cena & Batista vs. Randy Orton & Big Show.
- United States Champion MVP vs. William Regal.
- Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon vs. Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes.


Raw then has their last house show of the weekend on Sunday, May 10th in WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia with a 5pm start with the same lineup at Youngstown, except they are listing MVP vs. The Miz for the U.S. Title.


Raw broadcasts on Monday, May 11th from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio with a dark match main event of John Cena & Batista vs. Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match.


Smackdown starts their run on Saturday, May 9th at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan with World Champion Edge vs. Jeff Hardy and Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho as the top matches advertised.


Smackdown continues their tour on Sunday, May 10th at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana with a 5pm start time and the same lineup as Grand Rapids.


Smackdown then has a Monday night house show on May 11th at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Indiana. 


ECW and Smackdown tape on Tuesday, May 12th at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio with Edge vs. Jeff Hardy as the advertised dark match main event.


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