Boxer Floyd Mayweather, who resides in Las Vegas much of the time, officially was announced the World Wrestling Entertainment Raw telecast as the host for this Monday’s event.
Mayweather, who participated in WrestleMania XXIV in 2008, when he defeated Paul “Big Show” Wight in a match at Orlando, Fla., will host the Aug. 24 event at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Mayweather is training for a Sept. 19 comeback fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.
WWE reports that Emmy-winning Entourage star Jeremy Piven is set to host the August 3rd episode of Monday Night RAW from Connecticut. Piven, who plays Hollywood agent Ari Gold on the HBO series, will share hosting duties with NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. Each week, celebrities from the world of sports, television, music, and film host Monday Night Raw, which airs live episodes each week at 9 p.m. on the USA Network.
Other than Piven and O’Neal, WWE is still considering booking wrestlers as guest hosts, with Dusty Rhodes lined up as a possible host and The Godfather confirmed for the upcoming Las Vegas show.
WWE stated that its primary focus for getting the Entourage star is to use its entertainment/media relations department to grab recognizable celebrities for the ongoing hosting angle.
Piven is also set to star in an upcoming comedy flick The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard which comes to theaters on August 14.