Monday Night Raw Tag

– John Cena feels it’s time for Zack Ryder to be a regularly featured on Monday Night Raw. He posted the following today on his Twitter account. “CeNation. Ryder has been on internet 22 str8 weeks and has a legit following with zero tv time. Enuff BS. Can we get this kid on RAW!” Despite vast support from both peers and fans, Ryder has only competed once on WWE’s flagship program this year. — Former WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley celebrates his 35th birthday today. — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson willRead More
– The July 11, 2011 episode of Monday Night Raw did a 2.9 rating, up from 2.40 on July 4 but down from 3.13 on June 27. The program drew hours of 2.86 and 2.96. The program averaged 4.387 million viewers over the course of two hours, down from 4.40 the week before. Raw was also 12 percent below the 2011 average of 5.0 million viewers. Raw faced strong competition as the Home Run Derby on ESPN averaged a 4.64 cable rating from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. — Joey StylesRead More
– Sean “X-Pac” Waltman runs down all the major happenings on last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw in five short videos. What did Pac think about the opening segment with Punk (and his megaphone), the live contract negotiation, the matches, etc.? Check out these videos and find out. — It was announced during Raw that Edge would be appearing on the season premiere of Haven, which airs this Friday following Smackdown on SyFy. — Brock Lesnar turns 34 years old today while Gregory Helms turns 37. — SmackDown DivaRead More

Posted On July 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Offering Chance To Watch Money In The Bank For Free

WWE is holding a contest on Twitter in which a lucky fan will win a free online PPV showing of Money in the Bank. The announcement is below: Hey WWE Universe, you can win a free online pay-per-view viewing of WWE MONEY IN THE BANK, by entering our WWE Raw Twitter giveaway. To enter, just do two things: 1) Follow @WWE with your Twitter account. 2) Tweet about tonight’s Monday Night Raw as it airs on USA Network using the hashtag #RAW. (Anytime from 9 PM ET to 11:15 PMRead More
– CM Punk is being advertised to face John Cena in a Street Fight at next week’s Monday Night Raw event at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The official website of the TD Garden writes: “DON’T MISS BOSTON’S OWN JOHN CENA TAKE ON CM PUNK IN A STREET FIGHT MATCH. AS CM PUNK’S LAST MATCH IN BOSTON, COULD THIS ALSO BE JOHN CENA’S LAST APPEARANCE ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW?!” — Gail Kim responded to yesterday’s online report concerning comments she made on Twitter venting about the WWE Divas beingRead More
– The July 4th edition of Monday Night Raw scored a 2.4 cable rating, the program’s lowest rating of 2011. The show drew hours of 2.34 and 2.45, with 3,717,000 viewers overall. Raw ranked No. 1 overall in total viewers and key adult demographics on cable. The program had not averaged fewer than four million viewers since September 27, 2010. — The July 2 episode of A.M. Raw did a 0.58 cable rating, with 200,000 viewers. — Eve Torres has launched her official website, EveTorres.com. She posted a video ofRead More
During an interview with The Kingston Wigg Standard, former WWE star Billy Gunn was asked if he’s ever looked back and realized how significant his place in WWE history is. “No I really don’t,” Gunn said. “I’m extremely glad that I was part of that and that I had a partner and people around me that we could reach that level. “I guess the only thing I really think of, is that when people look back, or think about me, that I just did the best that I could. ItRead More

Posted On June 29, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Makes An Excellent Point Regarding CM Punk’s Promo & WWE PG

Jim Ross has a new blog on his official website where he further discusses CM Punk’s show-ending promo on this week’s WWE Raw. JR makes an excellent point about the promo being PG yet interesting. Below is an excerpt: M Punk’s show closing promo on MNR is still seemingly the talk of the wrestling biz. It was the best promo that I’ve heard on TV in years. Can’t say it was the definitive ‘best ever’ but it ranks among the best that I can recall. Steve Austin, who cut someRead More

Posted On June 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage Reaction To CM Punk’s Promo On WWE Raw

While some people backstage knew it was coming, CM Punk’s shoot promo on Monday Night Raw certainly had everyone buzzing. When Punk started talking about being “a Paul Heyman guy,” and referenced controversial, past WWE names like Brock Lesnar, many wrestlers watching on the monitor were said to be “simply and solidly stunned” according to one WWE Superstar we spoke with, and several others were trying to find out Talent Exec John Laurinaitis’ reaction as well. While no one believes Punk went into business for himself, the majority of theRead More

Posted On June 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Teases CM Punk Is Finished After Being “Suspended”

Thanks to WWE.com for the following: Monday Night Raw’s abrupt conclusion last night was not due to technical difficulties. The decision to suddenly end the broadcast in that manner was made by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, who gave this quote to WWE.com: “CM Punk was suspended indefinitely for his unprofessional conduct as soon as Raw went off the air.” With his WWE contract expiring on July 17, one can only assume that this suspension effectively terminates CM Punk’s tenure with WWE.Read More
– The June 17 episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.71 cable rating, down from 1.77 the prior two weeks. SmackDown averaged 2.71 million viewers, approximately the same as the previous week. This extends the program’s streak of less than 3.0 million viewers to seven consecutive weeks. It is the lowest rated episode of 2011. The previous low was set on May 6 with a 1.73 cable rating. — John Cena and The Rock are featured on the cover of the latest issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. — The officialRead More

Posted On June 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Three-Hour WWE All Stars Raw Rating

This week’s three-hour WWE All Stars edition of Monday Night Raw featuring Steve Austin as the special guest General Manager scored a 3.05 cable rating over all three hours. Minus the first hour, Raw would have scored a 3.26 rating. This week’s Raw averaged 4.49 million viewers over all three hours. The normal two hours averaged 4.83 million viewers. In comparison, last week’s show scored a 3.21 cable rating with 4.97 million viewers.Read More
WWE will tape the Raw portion of this week’s WWE Superstars and tonight’s special three-hour edition of WWE Raw tonight from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The advertised dark match main event is WWE Champion John Cena vs. The Miz in a Street Fight. Top names from Smackdown are advertised. Below is a blurb from the official WWE website: Live on a special three-hour edition of Monday Night Raw, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin takes the reins as guest General Manager for WWE All Star Night. TuneRead More
– Former WWE Superstar Edge guest stars on Syfy’s Sanctuary this Monday at 10:00 p.m. — Monday Night Raw on October 31, 2011 will emanate from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. — Former WWE Superstar Tatanka celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday. — Kelly Kelly and The Bella Twins appear on next Tuesday’s episode of The Price is Right. The WWE Divas will give away a VIP experience to this year’s Summerslam in Los Angeles, California, according to BuzzerBlog. The Bellas revealed on May 25 that they taped an episodeRead More
– WWE announced today that due to a scheduling conflict, the SmackDown live event at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon on August 20, 2011 has been canceled. Monday Night Raw will return to the Rose Garden on February 27, 2012. An on sale date has not been announced. — Jake “The Snake” Roberts appears at the Sports Heroes and Legends 10 Giffords Lane Staten Island, New York on July 23, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4L00 p.m. — The obituary for the late Randy Savage has been posted online.Read More
– The return of the Raw Roulette is being advertised to take place at the June 27 Monday Night Raw taping at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two episodes of Raw are being taped that night due to WWE’s subsequent tour of Australia. The advertised main event features John Cena vs. The Miz for the WWE Championship. — Former WWE Women’s Champion Candice Michelle is presenting the awards at the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, which airs today on NBC from noon until 3:00 p.m. — InfrequentlyRead More
– WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal was advertised to guest host next weekend’s Raw live events, but pulled due to WWE’s belief that he was critical of their drug testing policy in a recently published interview with Power Slam magazine. He has been replaced by fellow Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart. Animal appeared on a Minneapolis area sports radio station Thursday and said his remarks were taken out of context by a wrestling website. — Melina indicated Thursday during a seven hour live chat on her official websiteRead More
– The following bonus features will be included in the Blu-ray version of WWE Extreme Rules, available May 31, 2011: * Edge’s Retirement Announcement – April 15 SmackDown * John Cena’s Draft Night – April 25 Monday Night Raw * The Rock’s Birthday Celebration – May 2 Monday Night Raw — The SmackDown brand will tour South Africa in early July with two shows scheduled for the 9th and 10th Johannesburg. Justin Gabriel, who is from the country, will be emphasized as a top babyface at the events. He isRead More
– In honor of Michelle McCool’s official website, www.MichelleMcCool.Net, McCool has sat down to answer a series of question, in a video blog! This marks Michelle’s first-ever apperance on camera since her departure from WWE. McCool discusses what her TV Tuesday’s were like, what it is that Vince McMahon wants from his Divas, an in-depth insight into WWE releases and roster cuts, working with Trish Stratus and her future with WWE Tough Enough! For more information or to view McCool’s vlog, head on over to www.MichelleMcCool.Net. — A SmackDown liveRead More