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Monday’s Christmas-themed episode of Raw featuring John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight and a Santa Claus injury angle drew a 2.2 cable rating, which marks as the show’s lowest rating of 2012 and in over 15 years. The last episode to draw a figure that low was the September 8, 1997 show, which featured Triple H vs. Savio Vega vs. The Patriot in the main event.
As reported earlier, Raw averaged 3.167 million viewers over the course of two hours, down from 4.23 million the week before for a show that drew a 2.9 cable rating. Hour one drew 2.94 million viewers, hour two drew 3.271 million viewers, and hour three drew 3.219 million viewers.
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There will be an angle at the end of this Monday’s WWE RAW telecast where John Cena announces that he will be an entrant in this year’s 30-man WWE Royal Rumble match.
During the closing segment featuring Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee “toasting” each other, Cena promised the WWE Universe that he would win the Royal Rumble match and then go on to win the WWE title...
The storyline between AJ Lee and John Cena has continued on the RAW Holiday tour. Last night’s cage match between Cena and Dolph Ziggler saw Big E Langston stop Cena from escaping several times. AJ tweeted after the match:
“Tonight, at a Raw live event, I slapped Cena’s perfectly chiseled jaw into next week. He then kissed me. I love these games we play, Johnny.”
WWE published the second part of their interview with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin about WWE '13. Here are some highlights.
Working with Bret Hart: Man, working with Bret Hart was some of the most fun matches I’ve ever had in my life. There was Chicago and WrestleMania 13, over in South Africa, in Germany — and Bret had a pretty good stronghold over in Germany.
After WWE stopped taping Raw last night, John Cena and Sheamus wrestled The Big Show and Dolph Ziggler. The finish to the match concluded with The Big Show leaving Ziggler. Big E Langston came in to help by holding Cena, however when Ziggler went for the Superkick, Cena ducked and Ziggler hit Langston instead. Sheamus then connected with a clothsline following with an Attitude Adjustment...
While promoting WWE 13, Steve Austin spoke about how John Cena would have thrived in the Attitude Era and more. Here are the highlights…
On Working With Bret Hart: Man, working with Bret Hart was some of the most fun matches I’ve ever had in my life. There was Chicago and WrestleMania 13, over in South Africa, in Germany — and Bret had a pretty good stronghold over in Germany...
- WWE confirmed via commercials at tonight’s RAW tapings in Washington, DC that The Rock will be appearing live on the January 7th episode.
- Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show will take place on the January 4th episode of SmackDown.
- WWE will return to Washington, DC for the final RAW before WrestleMania 29 on April 1st. The pre-sale begins later this week and the password is WWERAWDC.
According to PWInsider, WWE will be taping next week’s SmackDown this Sunday in Richmond, VA, however of the local advertising for the show hasn’t pushed that.
Locally advertised for the event is Big Show vs. Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio.
– As noted earlier here on the website, The Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio has been announced for the January 4th edition of WWE Smackdown. WWE will tape that episode of the show tomorrow.
– As noted earlier here on the website, it was announced at Saturday night’s RAW TV tapings that WWE will return to Washington, DC on April 1st, 2013 for a RAW TV taping. That show is the final...
- John Cena, who is currently dating former WWE Diva Nikki Bella, spent the Christmas holidays with her family, as well as Brie’s boyfriend, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan. Here is a group photo of the wrestlers with the twin duo’s father.- LeBron James revealed his passion for Ric Flair after the legendary wrestler paid a visit to the Miami Heat locker room following their game...
- Cameron gets the Diva Spotlight on WWE's website today.
- TV Guide notes that John Cena and Daniel Bryan will be featured on this morning's episode of WWE Saturday Morning Slam.
- The new movie "Django Unchained" features a preview for WWE Studios' Dead Man Down at the beginning. The movie stars Colin Farrell and features Wade Barrett. One fan noted that...
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WWE RAW (Airing This Monday Night):
* The Miz kicks off RAW by announcing that Vickie Guerrero has declared that tonight’s show will have a “Champions Choice” theme, with “all” titles on the line tonight (except for CM Punk’s WWE title) and the champions getting to pick their opponents.
* The Miz hosts MizTV with his guest, John Cena. Cena starts...