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- As noted, the Christmas Eve edition of WWE RAW scored a 2.24 cable rating with 3.15 million viewers - the lowest number of viewers for a RAW episode since September 8th, 1997.
Due to the holiday, the following numbers are estimates but here is the segment breakdown:
Kane vs. Cody Rhodes lost around 140,000 viewers from the opener. The Divas match with Natalya, Kaitlyn, Layla and Alicia Fox vs. Eve Torres, Tamina Snuka, Aksana and Rosa Mendes stayed even. Big Show vs. Sheamus in the 9pm timeslot gained around 550,000 viewers for a 2.4 rating, which is good growth.
David Otunga vs. Zack Ryder lost about 300,000 viewers. Wade Barrett and Antonio Cesaro vs. The Miz and Kofi Kingston gained about 140,000 viewers. Brad Maddox vs. The Great Khali also gained around 140,000 viewers. The segment with CM Punk, Paul Heyman and Ryback also gained 140,000 viewers, doing a 2.5 quarter rating in the 10pm timeslot and being the highest-rated segment of the show.
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– As previously reported, The Rock is set to appear on the twentieth anniversary episode of WWE RAW. Local advertising in Houston is now advertising Rock for the show.
– WWEShop.com currently is running a New Year’s sale where all Men’s Authentic t-shirts are on sale for $19.99. To view the sale, click here.
– It was officially announced during RAW Monday night that John...
The 2013 WWE Elimination Chamber PPV poster features The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, Big Show and Sheamus, teasing that all six would be involved in a major way at the last PPV prior to Wrestlemania 29. If Rock works inside the Chamber, that would be the first time he’s ever done that match. Check out the poster below.
- As noted, Stevie Richards became the first-ever Extreme Rising World Heavyweight Champion over the weekend. Here is a photo of the title from Extreme Rising’s Facebook page:
“The EXTREME RISING WORLD TITLE… there are mysteries behind this title in and on it. Let’s say this… if you like the TV show LOST, well this will be right up your alley. This is not no traditional...
- WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart turns 69 years old today while former WCW valet Kimberly Page turns 43, former WWE star Rodney turns 42 and TNA star Bobby Roode turns 36.
- John Cena gets the Superstar Spotlight on WWE’s website today.
- From RAW last night, here is the promo for RAW’s 20th anniversary on January 14th:
Wrestler of the Year is such a subjective award, yet most seem to agree that the nod should go to WWE champion CM Punk. However if pro wrestling is a business at the end of the day, shouldn’t that award go to the biggest draw? If so, you’d have to give it to The Rock!
WWE has released the official poster for the 2013 WWE Elimination Chamber PPV. The poster features The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, Big Show and Sheamus. If you're interested, you can click here to view the poster.
It should be noted that The Rock is being locally advertised for the event. If Rock works the Elimination Chamber match, it will be the first time he has worked the event.
- Here are some recent WWE attendance figures:
* RAW on December 26th in Detroit drew 10,500 fans for $450,000
* SmackDown on December 26th in Chicago drew 9,800 fans for $430,000
* RAW on December 27th at Madison Square Garden drew 14,500 fans for $770,000
* SmackDown on December 27th in Green Bay drew 4,000 fans for $120,000
* RAW on December 28th in Uniondale, NY drew 10,500 fans...
- As noted, the Christmas Eve edition of WWE RAW scored a 2.24 cable rating with 3.15 million viewers – the lowest number of viewers for a RAW episode since September 8th, 1997.Due to the holiday, the following numbers are estimates but here is the segment breakdown:Kane vs. Cody Rhodes lost around 140,000 viewers from the opener. The Divas match with Natalya, Kaitlyn, Layla and...
Embedded in the video below are several highlights from the December 31st, 2012 episode of Raw.
John Cena & The Miz vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Antonio Cesaro – Champion’s Choice U.S. Championship Match
Team Hell No vs. 3MB – Champion’s Choice WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Despite CM Punk’s doctor’s diagnosis, Mr. McMahon declares Punk will face...
We are in Washington D.C. and your announcers are Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.
Miz comes to the stage for the Most Must See show in WWE history, MizTV. On the final Raw of 2012, it will be ‘must see’. Per Vickie Guerrero, it is a ‘Championships on the Line’ kind of night. It will be champions choice. All current champions get to decide their opponents.
Miz brings out his...
Live (actually it was taped) from Washington, DC this is the Raw Deal for episode #1023. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport.Before we begin, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year as well.The Raw intro theme song played to begin the show. I guess Guy Voiceover wasn’t working during the holidays because there was no “coming up on Raw” video. As...