Every Episode Of WWE ‘Raw’ Gets So Much Food Delivered It’s A Wonder There’s Not A Country-Wide Famine
WGNO New Orleans was given a peek behind the curtain at OZ and allowed access to secret WWE files. Eh, not really, they just sent some local reporter who I thought was Kofi Kingston at first and he just asked WWE brass “what the hell does it cost to run a weekly live show?”
The answer is quite fascinating.
For the actual production of Raw, WWE needs — 33,000 feet of cable (roughly 6 miles), 16 Trucks, 2 television trucks, a generator truck, over 100 local crew members hired per show, 80,000 individual bulbs for the HD set, 48 speakers, 2,800 pieces of pyro and over a mile of pyro cable. That’s EVERY WEEK.
As for food, here’s what it takes to feed all those wrestlers, workers, staff and random people hanging around backstage.
- 65 cases of water
- 180 lbs of chicken
- 150 lbs of beef or pork
- 5 gallons of rice
- 15 gallons of soup
- 100 lbs of potatoes
- 6 – 8 cases of vegetables
- 40 cases of soda
- 500 cookies
- 10 cakes
- 6 pies
- 3 cases of energy drinks
The 500 cookies are just for Mark Henry. Luckily, Triple H packs his own lunch.