Hulk Hogan Undergoes Laser Back Surgery, Early Raw Preview, Batista-Axxess

— Tonight’s WWE Raw takes place from Calgary, Canada and will be hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter. There are currently no matches advertised for tonight’s show.

— WWE has announced that Batista will appear at this year’s SummerSlam Axxess event from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles. For the complete list of SummerSlam Axxess superstar appearances, visit

— WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan is determined to wrestle again. After collapsing and being rushed to the hospital a few months ago, the Hulkster underwent laser surgery on his spine to relieve “constant” and “crushing” back pain. He had also experienced numbness in his legs and was unable to stand for more than a few minutes at a time. Hogan said he opted for laser surgery because a more invasive back surgery involving metal rods in his back would have likely killed his chances for a comeback. The whole procedure was filmed for his daughter’s reality show, Brooke Knows Best, and aired last night on VH1. The Hulkster said he was feeling better almost immediately after the surgery.

* Hulk Hogan Surgery Picture & X-Ray Of His Crooked Spine