- This week’s episode of Monday night Raw was up 54% in social media activity compared to last week’s post-1,000 hangover show as WWE tries to find a baseline during the three-hour era. Raw scored 401,202 on Monday, up from 259,203 last week, but down from a record 907,443 two weeks ago. Raw ranked #4 on cable TV Monday night, trailing Olympics coverage on NBC Universal and “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” on VH1. – THQ sent in the following on Tuesday: While supplies last, those who pre-order WWE ’13Read More

Posted On August 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: WWE Raw “Backstage Fallout” – August 6, 2012

Kelly Kelly, Daniel Bryan and more Superstars talk about recent Raw events.Read More
- WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin told his fans on Twitter that “knee rehab is going good” after recently undergoing surgery. He also posted a photo of himself signing a stack of photos for the WWE ’13 collector’s edition game. Austin added later that he signed photos for a total of 8 hours on Monday. To receive an autograph, simply pre-order the Austin 3:16 Collector’s Edition of WWE ’13. – Kelly Kelly wrote the following on Twitter about her return to RAW last night: “So happy to be backRead More
Here are videos from the “Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night” segment that took place following Monday night’s Raw: UPDATE: WWE has removed the videos from YouTube. PWMania.com will update this page as soon as we get more footage from HBK’s Appreciation Night. http://youtu.be/dvXm1DNiSto http://youtu.be/IkWbjkZZcXgRead More
WWE Superstar JTG spoke out about being unhappy with his role in the company and how he was tired of being taken advantage of. F4Wonline.com reports that there have been some payoffs come out in the past few weeks, mainly the WrestleMania 28 payoff, and that is part of why JTG is upset. Word is that JTG isn’t the only midcard talent upset about the WrestleMania payoffs. Apparently with WWE touting the success of the WrestleMania buyrate, the talents expected the payoffs to be more than what they actually were.Read More
After Raw went off the air, John Cena came out and introduced a video tribute to Shawn Michaels. Shawn Michaels then came out to the ring, followed by Triple H, and CM Punk. After Punk left, Vince McMahon came out and told Michaels that he felt like a father to him and said, “I love you son,” and they hugged. Hunter then brought out the entire locker room. Out came Undertaker. Taker told Michaels that if he had to list his Top 5 matches of all-time, Shawn would be directlyRead More

Posted On August 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

WWE Raw Results – August 6, 2012

- Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with the new intro video that debuted a few weeks back. We get a video looking back at last week where Big Show vs. John Cena vs. CM Punk was made for SummerSlam by General Manager AJ Lee. We go to the new RAW opening video. – We’re live from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas as Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW. He’s joined by Jerry Lawler. Justin Roberts introduces General Manager AJ Lee and here she comes. AJ announces Big ShowRead More
- WWE sent out a breaking news text alert this evening announcing that Brock Lesnar is “in the building.” Shawn Michaels has also been written into the script for tonight’s show. – Former WWE Diva Maxine has been accepted into an acting school taught by Tony Savant. – We noted before that The Rock had arrived in London for filming on Fast 6. He is currently training for a few days and filming doesn’t begin for another two days. – WWE Superstar David Otunga did an interview with Muscle &Read More
Shawn Michaels appeared on FOX San Antonio to promote tonight’s RAW. Michaels said that he has no plans to wrestle another match, and that his wrestling school is shut down and has no intentions of starting it back up. He also spoke on if there would be another DX reunion tonight.Read More
Shawn Michaels spoke with The Baltimore Sun on tonight’s WWE Raw which has been advertised locally in San Antonio as “Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night”. “I honestly don’t know [what to expect],” Michaels told The Baltimore Sun. “I have probably less information than you guys do, which is [WWE's] doing. I do my best to always take that as a compliment. I like to feel that they basically know that they sort of let me know what’s going on that day, then we can go ahead and get it done.” “IfRead More
The road to SummerSlam continues, with less than two weeks before the “Perfect Storm.” WWE will tape the Raw portion of this week’s WWE Superstars and this week’s Raw tonight from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Tonight’s event is being advertised as “Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night,” with Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and more all advertised to appear. There’s no confirmation that the festivities will be airing on television. WWE.com’s 5-point preview of RAW is teasing the following items: – The latest from Daniel Bryan’s new “NO!”Read More
WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will be doing several media appearances in San Antonio tomorrow morning to promote “HBK Appreciation Night” at RAW. If you catch Shawn on local TV or radio, please feel free to send in a report. For fans attending the RAW in San Antonio tomorrow night, Shawn and the MacMillan River Adventures guys will be giving away an autographed Deuce brand Showstopper watch. For a chance to win, all you have to do is tweet a photo of you and your #MRA sign at RAW.Read More
- Here are some more highlights from the WWE conference call with investors on Thursday: * WWE is open to creating new wrestling shows for the Network if it makes sense economically. They are planning to have some live programming on the Network. * Vince McMahon feels that the writing of RAW and SmackDown is considerably better than it has been. He called it evolving when someone asked if they were trying to be edgier recently. * Regarding live event business on the SmackDown side, they are behind from whereRead More
- Reports from RAW 1000 was that The Rock came in and was friendly with everyone that he knew, shook hands all around and didn’t disappear right away as he had in previous appearances when people criticized him. In the recent past, there were shows where Rock had a tight schedule, arrived late for RAW and went into isolation to prepare for whatever he was doing that night. – After reporting to WWE developmental earlier this summer, Lance Storm student Tenille Tayla made her in-ring debut for FCW this pastRead More
- As of this week, plans are for the Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night festivities to be held off-camera at RAW from San Antonio, Texas next Monday. A source expects that to change and Michaels be featured on TV in an angle with Brock Lesnar. – It was noted that Vince McMahon wanted the RAW 1000 show to be completely positive and made the call not to humiliate Jim Ross as he often likes to do. Vince has been trying to soften Michael Cole’s character lately, as to not be anRead More
- As noted before, the July 30th WWE RAW did a 3.09 cable rating with 4.50 million viewers. The three hours came in at 2.79, 3.21 and 3.25. This shows that even with the big numbers from RAW 1000, WWE still had trouble getting the entire audience tuned in at 8pm. In the segment breakdown, Alberto Del Rio vs. Santino Marella lost 261,000 viewers from the opener, which is not a good drop for hour one. The angle with Damien Sandow and Brodus Clay with Vickie Guerrero dancing gained 214,000Read More
- Since Randy Orton has returned, WWE Champion CM Punk will be moving back to the RAW live event tours. Following SummerSlam, top stars for each tour are John Cena, CM Punk, Big Show, Rey Mysterio and Daniel Bryan on the RAW shows and Sheamus, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Christian, Cody Rhodes and Sin Cara on the SmackDown shows. However, when it comes to TV, Mysterio will still be on the blue brand. Triple H will continue to be pushed with Sheamus and Orton as the topRead More
Randy Orton returned to action Monday night on Raw after serving a 60-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program. Heath Slater called out any current WWE Superstar in the back to answer his challenge and The Viper responded by pummeling The One-Man Band all over the ring. After blasting Slater with a powerslam and a DDT off the second rope, Orton nailed him with the RKO to gain the pinfall victory. WWE.com spoke to The Legend Killer after defeating The One-Man Band. “I gotta say, IRead More
- There are two possible scenarios as to how the fire may have been started at this week’s WWE Raw event. The first scenario is that one of the pyros discharged accidentally while the other scenario is the pyro was set too closely to the side panels during testing. PWMania.com has uploaded photos from the incident prior to RAW going live on air which you can view at this link. – The four workers who played the white coats and escorted Daniel Bryan backstage at Raw last night were JaminRead More