HomeUK Wrestling SceneUS Wrestling SceneInternational Wrestling SceneVideo GamesMMABlogsWrestling NewsMisc
Wrestling 101: Wrestling News, Views and Reviews US Wrestling Scene - WWE, TNA and more
Contact | Feedback | About Us | FAQ | Advertising | Bookmark Us | Feeds

US Scene News
US Scene Blogs
US Scene Articles
US Scene Interviews
US Scene Profiles
Wrestling Reviews
  Wrestling Book Reviews
  WWE DVD Reviews
  Classic WWF Video and DVD Reviews
  WWE UMD Reviews
  TNA DVD Reviews
  Indy Wrestling DVD Reviews
  Wrestling CD Reviews
  Wrestling Figure Reviews
Wrestling Forum

Wrestling101 - Community

Read our latest Interviews below:

Wrestling Interviews

Wrestling101 - Poll
Wrestling101 - Partners
Wrestling101 - Info

WWE UK Tour
UK: WWE at Butlins in 2010
TNA UK Tour
Wrestling Reviews
MMA Reviews
Wrestling Blogs

Wrestling101 - Shop

News US Scene News

WWE: Lilian Garcia Gives Her Thoughts On RAW's 800'th Episode
by Cassidy Haslett on 19 September 2008 7:36 pm


Wrestling 101 UK Scene RSS Feed | Feeds

The following is from WWE.com:

WWE.DoubleClick.renderAd('300x250'); <A TARGET="_blank" HREF="http://ad.doubleclick.net/click%3Bh=v8/3740/3/0/%2a/f%3B207024583%3B0-0%3B0%3B29315735%3B4307-300/250%3B27894077/27911956/1%3B%3B%7Eokv%3D%3Bdc_slot%3D1433%3Bsz%3D300x250%3B%7Eaopt%3D0/ff/ff/ff%3B%7Efdr%3D151070618%3B0-0%3B1%3B29920556%3B4307-300/250%3B23202937/23220789/1%3B%3B%7Eokv%3D%3Bname%3Dliliangarcia%3Bobjid%3D8066700%3Btype%3Dstandard%3Btile%3D2%3Bsz%3D300x250%3Bdcove%3Dd%3B%7Eaopt%3D6/0/ff/1%3B%7Efdr%3D195731779%3B2-0%3B0%3B16726208%3B4307-300/250%3B27992095/28009974/1%3B%3B%7Eokv%3D%3Bdc_slot%3D1433%3Bsz%3D300x250%3B%7Eaopt%3D2/ff/ff/ff%3B%7Esscs%3D%3fhttp://aptm.phoenix.edu?&kw=backtoschool&channel=BANR&psrc=DCADEX&creative_id=27894077&pvp_campaign=14610_0957_9_95"><IMG SRC="http://m1.2mdn.net/1676624/bktoschlchoice_300x250_sf001_v1.gif" alt="" BORDER=0></A> <a href="http://www.quantcast.com/p-1alT5ihT03xtM" target="_blank"><img src="http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-1alT5ihT03xtM.gif?labels=_imp.publisher.29315735,_imp.placement.207024583,_imp.creative.27894077&media=advertisement" style="display: none;" border="0" height="1" width="1" alt="Quantcast"></i></a> In celebration of the 800th episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE.com gave several Superstars 800 words to describe the emotional, thrill and passion of WWE's long-running weekly program.

Eight-hundred episodes of Monday Night Raw! How incredible!! And I can’t believe I have been privileged enough to be part of more than HALF of them!

It was Aug. 23, 1999 when I first debuted on Raw. Being assigned to ring-announce on my very first day on the job was extremely nerve-racking, but also exhilarating because I knew I was about to embark onto something great!

Now, nine years later, I am in awe of all the Superstars I have gotten to work with and introduce. Some of them have moved on or have passed away such as: Stone Cold, The Rock, Trish Stratus, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, the late Eddie Guerrero, Lita, Mick Foley, Stacy Keibler, Torrie Wilson, Kevin Nash, Viscera, Molly Holly and Ivory to name a few, but the impression they made on me and on Raw will never be forgotten!

Something that really impresses me about Raw is how it’s not just a “wrestling” show. Music is used throughout the program, whether it’s the Superstar’s entrance theme song or a rock band playing live. In fact, on Feb. 14, 2000 when Vince McMahon discovered that I sang, he asked me to sing the National Anthem that night in San Jose, CA before Raw went on the air. He was so impressed that he has had me sing it before every live event including two WrestleManias and SummerSlam. What an honor!

Now, when WWE goes on tour all over the world, I even get to sing the country’s corresponding anthem. In fact, in January 2004, WWE was in Puerto Rico for New Year’s Revolution and I sang the Puerto Rican National Anthem, “La Borinquina.”  After my performance, Vince offered me a record contract and told me he enjoyed hearing me sing in Spanish so much that he wanted me to record a Spanish album. I was elated and on Oct. 8, 2007, the night before my record release, my band performed live on Monday Night Raw in Grand Rapids, Michigan! I performed the title single, “Quiero Vivir!” which means “I want to live” in Spanish, and it made history as the first time a band had performed an all-Spanish song on Monday Night Raw!! It was a night I will truly never forget!

But, even as amazing as that was, the event that means the most to me every year is when we get to go to Iraq and Afghanistan to perform for the troops. Whether you are for or against the war, it does not matter! These men and women are the bravest human beings around, and as an Army brat, I have the utmost respect for each and every one of them! It is a privilege and an honor to perform for them and I thank them for their courage in protecting our country! God Bless you!

Another project WWE gets involved with that I am a very big fan of is working with different charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There is nothing like seeing the faces of these children as they come to the show and get to meet their favorite Superstars. Seeing those faces light-up is so moving and it makes me very proud to work for a company that cares so much.

Definitely a big part of our job is traveling and I personally love it! The fact that Raw also airs in 130 different countries and reaches so many people across the globe is mind blowing! I have traveled to Australia, Japan, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, England, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, Guatemala and all over America to name a few. In fact, in Spain and in Mexico our shows are outside in the middle of a bull ring!! How cool is that?!! And the best part about it is meeting all our great fans!! There are so many people from so many diversified cultures that it is incredible!

Needless to say, my journey on Monday Night Raw has been nothing short of amazing. Since I have been on the show, I have introduced some of the biggest Superstars in the business, made unbelievable friends with my co-workers, sang the National Anthem at numerous events, made history by not only being the first female but also the first Latina to announce at WrestleMania, performed numerous times for our troops, met incredible “Make-A-Wish” kids, recorded and released my first album, and have even had a chance in the ring! And the thing is, I know this is just the tip of the iceberg!

With WWE you never know where the next road may lead to, but one thing is for sure, it’s going to be a great ride and I don’t want to get off anytime soon! 

Happy 800th episode Raw!  Here’s to 800 more!

Forever rockin’,

Lilian

 

Source: WWE.com


Click here to view the NEW Wrestling 101 website!

READ THE LATEST:

Wrestling News | WWE Show Reports | Features | Reviews | Blogs


.

Wrestling101 - Articles
WWE Undertaker's Deadliest Matches DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 09/26/2010 10:37 PMWWE Best PPV Matches of the Year 2009-2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 09/01/2010 9:00 PMWWE Live in the UK (April 2010) DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 08/17/2010 10:39 PMWWE Wrestlemania 26 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 08/07/2010 11:28 PMWWE Rumble Road: Untold Stories from Outside the Ring Book ReviewBy Dante Spears - 08/07/2010 10:56 PMWWE Elimination Chamber 2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/28/2010 8:25 PMWWE Royal Rumble 2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/25/2010 11:23 AMWWE Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/15/2010 10:30 PMWWE: Shawn Michaels - My Journey DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 06/07/2010 8:08 PMWWE: John Morrison - Rock Star DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 05/23/2010 11:12 AM
WWE Title Belts: A Guide to the GoldBy Beltmark - 09/19/2007 4:02 PMRIP Brian “Crush” AdamsBy Steve McLaren - 08/16/2007 11:52 PMT3C: The History of WrestleManiaBy Stephen Ashfield - 04/04/2009 10:00 PMHulk Hogan ProfileBy Dan - 07/13/2004 11:00 PMDeath in WrestlingBy Draven Cage - 01/17/2010 1:44 AMBrock Lesnar ProfileBy Mitchell Jones - 08/25/2003 12:00 AMUltimate Warrior ProfileBy Dan - 04/24/2005 11:00 PMEddie 'Umaga' Fatu ObituaryBy TheBigBoot - 12/06/2009 1:27 PMWWE Divas - Tropical Pleasure ReviewBy Dan - 08/25/2003 11:00 PMThe History of the WWE Royal RumbleBy Stephen Ashfield - 01/30/2010 12:27 AM
WWE Undertaker's Deadliest Matches DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 09/26/2010 10:37 PMWWE Best PPV Matches of the Year 2009-2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 09/01/2010 9:00 PMWWE Live in the UK (April 2010) DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 08/17/2010 10:39 PMWWE Wrestlemania 26 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 08/07/2010 11:28 PMWWE Rumble Road: Untold Stories from Outside the Ring Book ReviewBy Dante Spears - 08/07/2010 10:56 PMWWE Elimination Chamber 2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/28/2010 8:25 PMWWE Royal Rumble 2010 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/25/2010 11:23 AMWWE Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 07/15/2010 10:30 PMWWE: Shawn Michaels - My Journey DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 06/07/2010 8:08 PMWWE: John Morrison - Rock Star DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 05/23/2010 11:12 AM
WWE Cyber Sunday 2008 DVD ReviewBy Draven Cage - 03/04/2009 10:04 PMT3C: Bradshaw's Bash Bonanza?By Stephen Ashfield - 06/25/2004 11:00 PMNow That's What I Call Wrestling #6: The Backdated Editions - 1st Annual TheBigBoot AwardsBy TheBigBoot - 06/24/2009 5:10 PMUnited State of Wrestling #6By Andrew Morris - 02/22/2005 12:00 AMT3C: Do we really need ECW?By Stephen Ashfield - 12/02/2006 12:00 AMVoices: WWE The Music, Vol. 9 CD ReviewBy Dante Spears - 06/27/2009 11:07 PMTLW: No Mercy ThoughtsBy Tony Cottam - 10/19/2003 11:00 PMWWE Armageddon 2006 DVD ReviewBy Stephen Lyon - 10/30/2007 5:28 PMHow more is lessBy E2K - 09/29/2004 11:00 PMTLW: Smackdown Report Card 2003By Tony Cottam - 12/09/2003 12:00 AM
Wrestling101 - News
WWE Friday Night SmackDown November 26, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/27/2010 4:59 AM WWE Superstars November 25, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/26/2010 3:02 AM WWE NXT November 23, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/24/2010 9:21 PM WWE: RAW Rating for November 22, 2010By Cassidy Haslett - 11/24/2010 8:24 PM WWE: Legend & WWE Agent/Producer Suffers A Heart Attack!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:29 PM WWE: SmackDown Writer & Occasional TV Character Leaves The WWE!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:07 PM WWE Monday Night RAW November 22, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 4:27 AM WWE Survivor Series 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/22/2010 4:05 AM WWE Spoilers: Final Card for WWE Survivor Series!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/21/2010 10:22 PM WWE Week In Review: November 14, 2010- November 20, 2010By Cassidy Haslett - 11/21/2010 9:02 PM
WWE: Updates on Chris Benoit's DeathBy Kam - 06/26/2007 10:56 AM WWE: Pay-Per-View Schedule for 2009By Cassidy Haslett - 12/03/2008 8:16 PM WWE: Legend & WWE Agent/Producer Suffers A Heart Attack!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:29 PM WWE: When Will The Undertaker Return?By Cassidy Haslett - 06/09/2008 8:23 PM Ultimate Warrior's ex wife makes strong allegations against him in new tell all bookBy Nemesis Enforcer - 10/08/2008 9:15 PM WWE: 10 wrestler's suspendedBy Nemesis Enforcer - 08/30/2007 8:30 PM WWE: Poster for WWE Night of Champions 2008By Cassidy Haslett - 05/02/2008 11:25 PM WWE: Lita on Playboy, her ring name...By Chris Dewing - 01/16/2004 7:06 PM WWE Night of Champions 2009 ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 07/27/2009 3:16 AM WWE SummerSlam 2009 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 08/24/2009 3:08 AM
WWE Friday Night SmackDown November 26, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/27/2010 4:59 AM WWE Superstars November 25, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/26/2010 3:02 AM WWE NXT November 23, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/24/2010 9:21 PM WWE: RAW Rating for November 22, 2010By Cassidy Haslett - 11/24/2010 8:24 PM WWE: Legend & WWE Agent/Producer Suffers A Heart Attack!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:29 PM WWE: SmackDown Writer & Occasional TV Character Leaves The WWE!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 7:07 PM WWE Monday Night RAW November 22, 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/23/2010 4:27 AM WWE Survivor Series 2010 Detailed ResultsBy Cassidy Haslett - 11/22/2010 4:05 AM WWE Spoilers: Final Card for WWE Survivor Series!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/21/2010 10:22 PM WWE Week In Review: November 14, 2010- November 20, 2010By Cassidy Haslett - 11/21/2010 9:02 PM
WWE: RAW Results (04/12/06)By Devilish Angel - 12/05/2006 2:14 PM WWE: Latest Backlash CardBy Devilish Angel - 04/16/2006 12:37 PM Breaking WWE News: Jamie Noble "Retires" From Wrestling!By Cassidy Haslett - 11/10/2009 10:36 PM TNA: Rating for first ever Live iMPACT a dissapointmentBy Nemesis Enforcer - 03/30/2008 4:07 PM WWE: Update On Evan Bourne's InjuryBy Nemesis Enforcer - 11/05/2008 1:28 PM WWE: Jim Ross Not Present At SmackDown TapingsBy Cassidy Haslett - 10/14/2009 4:01 PM WWE: Raw and ECW merger to be put back until 2009?By Nemesis Enforcer - 07/19/2008 2:12 PM WWE: Developmental Talent & Former ECW Talent Released!By Nemesis Enforcer - 01/09/2010 1:28 PM WWE: Another Huge Match Confirmed for WrestleMania!By Cassidy Haslett - 03/09/2010 5:02 PM WWE: ECW Rating for January 1, 2008By Cassidy Haslett - 01/05/2008 5:48 AM
Wrestling101 - Blog
SSP#28: WWE Money in the Bank 2010 PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 07/18/2010 12:56 PMSSP#27: WWE Fatal 4 Way Predictions By Edgedogg - 06/20/2010 10:10 AMRuses Raw Review: 31st May 2010By David Ruse - 06/01/2010 9:28 PMSSP#26: WWE Over the Limit 2010 PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 05/23/2010 10:45 AMRuses WWE Raw Review: 3rd May 2010By David Ruse - 05/08/2010 12:20 AMRuses WWE Extreme Rules 2010 ReviewBy David Ruse - 04/26/2010 11:05 PMSSP#25: WWE Extreme Rules PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 04/21/2010 8:55 PMRuses WWE Raw Review: 12th April 2010By David Ruse - 04/16/2010 10:12 PMSSP#24: My WWE Wrestlemania 26 ExperienceBy Edgedogg - 04/11/2010 8:22 PMRuses WWE Raw Review: 5th April 2010By David Ruse - 04/07/2010 9:12 PM
SSP: My WWE WrestleMania 25 WeekendBy Edgedogg - 04/22/2009 10:28 PMSSP#19: WWE Royal Rumble 2010 Predictions, Good Idea Bad Idea and the SSP Top TenBy Edgedogg - 01/17/2010 1:36 AMThe Rumor Mill- Featuring WWE Release Rumors and Possible Reasons for Recent ReleasesBy The Informant - 03/04/2010 10:36 PMTSC: WWF Royal Rumble 1988By The Beltster - 01/22/2008 8:03 PMSSP #8: Shawn Michaels at WrestlemaniaBy Edgedogg - 03/26/2009 10:41 PMRuses WWE Extreme Rules 2010 ReviewBy David Ruse - 04/26/2010 11:05 PMCBlog #52- WWE Royal Rumble Predictions, Raw Guest Hosts and WrestleMania 26By Cassidy Haslett - 01/25/2010 10:11 PMSSP #2: The Undertaker and his WrestleMania Undefeated StreakBy Edgedogg - 02/01/2009 2:11 PMCBlog #49 - WWE Iron Man Match HistoryBy Cassidy Haslett - 10/24/2009 11:13 PMCBlog #46: Lilian Garcia, The Undertaker and Rey MysterioBy Cassidy Haslett - 09/24/2009 8:16 PM
CBlog IX- Chris Benoit By Cassidy Haslett - 06/26/2007 10:29 PMWWE's CensorshipBy Guest Blogger - 03/30/2009 1:02 AMCBlog XLV - Jeff Hardy, Linda McMahon, TNA Releases and more!By Cassidy Haslett - 09/17/2009 9:57 PMCBlog #46: Lilian Garcia, The Undertaker and Rey MysterioBy Cassidy Haslett - 09/24/2009 8:16 PMCBlog #48- CM Punk, John Cena and WWE Hell in a CellBy Cassidy Haslett - 10/08/2009 10:08 PMWWE 2009 Slammy Awards - My WinnersBy David Ruse - 12/14/2009 1:51 AMWWE: My Hopes For 2010By David Ruse - 01/11/2010 1:19 AMSSP#19: WWE Royal Rumble 2010 Predictions, Good Idea Bad Idea and the SSP Top TenBy Edgedogg - 01/17/2010 1:36 AMSSP#21: WWE Elimination Chamber 2010 PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 02/19/2010 11:32 PMSSP#23: WWE Wrestlemania 26 PredictionsBy Edgedogg - 03/19/2010 11:18 PM
CBlog XXI- WWE Releases Six MoreBy Cassidy Haslett - 08/15/2008 8:42 PMCBlog XX- Titles, RAW, & SummerSlamBy Cassidy Haslett - 08/12/2008 10:05 PMFPU: SummerSlam 2007 AnalysisBy Seabass - 08/29/2007 5:42 PMCBlog XVII- Adamle, Titles, & SummerSlamBy Cassidy Haslett - 08/08/2008 11:33 PMCBlog #48- CM Punk, John Cena and WWE Hell in a CellBy Cassidy Haslett - 10/08/2009 10:08 PMCBlog XII- Hardy, McMahon, & SummerSlamBy Cassidy Haslett - 08/08/2007 12:50 AMSSP#13: Thoughts on The Bash and the WWE Superstar Trade By Edgedogg - 06/30/2009 11:15 PMTSC: The Ultimate WarriorBy The Beltster - 10/29/2007 5:17 PMCBlog XVI- Return of the CBlogBy Cassidy Haslett - 08/03/2008 8:49 PMRuse’s WWE Raw Review – 14th December 2009By David Ruse - 12/16/2009 8:31 PM
Wrestling101 - Latest Discussions
[Privacy] [Sitemap] [Link to us] The contents of this webpage are copyright 2003 - 2009 Wrestling 101. All Rights Reserved.
Script execution time: 0.283528 seconds