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the-rock
- We had been talking about WWE planning a big summer angle, similar to the Nexus and CM Punk “pipebomb” angles of the past few years. The CM Punk heel turn on RAW 1000 was that long-planned angle. – The Undertaker was said to be very relaxed backstage at RAW 1000. His official return to the storylines is scheduled for Survivor Series in November. – F4Wonline.com reports that The Rock is scheduled to win the WWE Title at the 2013 Royal Rumble pay-per-view and then defend it against John CenaRead More
kharma
- Word on Kharma’s WWE departure is that she had been in Florida training for her return to action but got the knock for being out of shape, hard to work with and stubborn about suggestions of how they wanted to change her character. She had been losing weight since we last saw her. – Derek Foore, the 2010 NAIA national wrestling champion at 197 lbs from Notre Dame, is now using the ring name Chad Baxter in WWE developmental. Foore has a resemblance to a young Kurt Angle andRead More
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- As noted before, the 1,000th episode of WWE RAW did a 3.86 rating over three hours with an average of 6.04 million viewers – the most viewers ever for a three-hour show. They averaged a 4.03 rating and 6.31 million viewers over the final two hours. WWE’s advertising the 8pm start time worked for this show as they had 5.58 million viewers already tuned in for the start of the show. In the segment breakdown, DX’s reunion opened so strong that the second quarter gain with the end ofRead More
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- WWE recently made a change when it comes to pricing tickets at arena shows. At most of the shows, the top ticket price has been raised to $95. The rest of the pricing range is basically the same. The feeling is that in most markets, if they were selling the tickets for $60 or $75 then scalpers would buy them and immediately turn them over for more money, so the market would bear higher prices. – Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on July 20th inRead More
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Posted On July 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Talent Not Used At WWE RAW 1000, Daniel Bryan Tout, RAW 1000 DVD

- There is talk of making Raw 1000th part of a multi-disc compilation. The idea is still in the early stages of discussion. – Speaking of Raw 1000th, several WWE & WCW alumni were not used at this week’s tapings. Reports indicate that WWE was concerned that some talent didn’t look TV-ready. – Derek Bateman filmed a new Tout video backstage at this week’s SmackDown tapings, featuring Daniel Bryan and Hornswoggle. After Hornswoggle stumbled in on one of his recent Touts, Bryan makes him pay for it and says thatRead More
jim-ross
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with his latest blog covering Monday’s 1,000th episode of RAW, here are a few highlights: Seeing The Rock: “Good to see The Rock as he made his rounds to say hello to everyone before preparing for what was obviously a busy and entertaining night. Rock committing to perform in the main event at the 2013 Royal Rumble obviously has Wrestlemania 29 implications or it would seem.” Catching up with Undertaker: “Ate lunch with the Undertaker and we essentially talked about one thing…theRead More
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Posted On July 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Touts Success Of 1000th Episode Of RAW

WWE sent out the following press release hyping this past Monday’s three-hour episode of RAW numbers: RAW 1000 BREAKS VIEWERSHIP AND SOCIAL MEDIA RECORDS WWE today announced that Monday Night Raw’s historic 1,000th episode broke records for television viewership and online engagement, making it the most watched three-hour Raw in history by reaching more than six million viewers, amassing a 3.9 rating and accumulating 52 worldwide Twitter trends. Monday Night Raw’s historic episode was the most watched program on cable television and beat every program on CBS, NBC, ABC andRead More
steve-austin

Posted On July 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Steve Austin Statement On Why He Missed The 1000th Episode Of RAW

Steve Austin has posted a new blog entry on his official website, explaining why he was not featured on the 1000th episode of WWE Raw. The following is from brokenskullranch.com: On July 23, 2012 WWE celebrated the 1,oooth episode of Monday Night Raw. I watched the show from my home in Los Angeles. After watching the show, I got on my Twitter account, @steveaustinBSR, to read responses to the show. There were many people blaming Vince McMahon and the WWE for not having SCSA on the show. And there wereRead More
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- The biggest surprise backstage at RAW 1000 last night was Steve Austin not appearing on TV. Austin was rumored to be in St. Louis yesterday but wasn’t. There have been no tweets from Austin either. F4Wonline.com reports that Austin is in California working on the movie Grown Ups 2 and he wasn’t a big enough star to where he could just take a day away from filming to appear on RAW. – Kelly Kelly was apparently backstage at RAW last night but not used. – As seen on theRead More
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- While last night’s RAW 1000 episode didn’t feature that many interactive features, one source says we can expect to see the hyped interactive features used a lot more from here on out. One plan going forward is to set up a lot of interactive polls in the first hour that will pay-off in the third hour. – Heath Slater wrote on Twitter last night that his next goal is the WWE United States Title. – Kevin Nash was not at last night’s RAW 1000 episode but chimed in viaRead More
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Posted On July 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

What Happened After WWE RAW 1000 Went Off The Air

Thanks to Joseph Daniel for sending in the following notes after Raw went off the air. After the WWE Raw 1000th episode went off the air tonight, The Big Show started attacking John Cena until The Rock made the save by delivering a Rock Bottom to Big Show, then John Cena followed up with an Attitude Adjustment. Afterwards, John Cena handed The Rock one of his armbands. The Rock then got on the mic and said Cena must be using head bands as arm bands because there is no wayRead More
chyna

Posted On July 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Chyna Comments On RAW 1000, Charlie Sheen Teased For SummerSlam

- Charlie Sheen all but challenged Daniel Bryan to a match the next time he was in Los Angeles on Monday’s 1000th episode of WWE Raw. Michael Cole teased Sheen for SummerSlam as the pay-per-view will take place from LA next month. – Chyna wrote the following on Twitter tonight. Hi everyone. Just wanted to check in & offer my congrats on the 1000 episode of Raw. I was not asked to appear but I have a few thoughts .. As for Degeneration X, the most powerful group in theRead More
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Posted On July 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

WWE RAW 1000 Results – July 23, 2012

- There was no YouTube pre-show despite WWE advertising it in advance. – The 1,000th episode of WWE’s Monday Night RAW kicks off with a new intro video. We get another video that looks back at some of the many moments from 1,000 episodes. They also show some of the sadder moments like Eddie Guerrero’s tribute. The video goes on for about 4 minutes and shows a ton of clips. – We’re live from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri as Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW 1000. He’sRead More
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- Former WWF play-by-play announcer, Sean Mooney returned to WWE on the 1000th episode of Raw. Mooney conducted a backstage interview with Daniel Bryan. – WWE’s 100,000,000th social media follower Alex Guerrero, Jr. was honored on the 1000th episode of Raw. WWE gave Guerrero tickets to the show and was interviewed by Michael Cole. – “The Muppets” Fozzie Bear was featured in a pre-tape on Raw 1000. He introduced a clip of top catchphrases over the years on Monday Night Raw. – “Mean Gene” Okerlund appeared on the 1000th episodeRead More
lita

Posted On July 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Legends Return On RAW 1000 As Lita Defeats Heath Slater

Howard Finkel appeared on the 1000th episode of Raw as the guest ring announcer for Heath Slater’s open challenge to a no-disqualification, no count-out match against Lita. Lita said that she hired some protection, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Ron Simmons, also known as APA. When Slater tried to leave, all the past legends that faced Slater in recent weeks leading to the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw returned to bring him back to the ring for Lita to beat him. Legends featured Sgt. Slaughter, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, DDP, RoadRead More
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- Stephanie McMahon made her return to WWE, appearing on the 1000th episode of WWE Raw in a segment with Paul Heyman and Triple H. – Talk show legend Regis Philbin offered his congratulations for the milestone 1000th episode of WWE Raw. Philbin was featured in a pre-tape and discussed all of the WWE stars he had the chance to interview featuring clips of Freddie Blassie and John Cena on Live! shown. – Paul Heyman accepted Triple H’s challenge to face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam on the 1000th episode ofRead More
Bret Hart

Posted On July 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New WWE Intercontinental Champion, Bret Hart Guest Ring Announcer

The Miz defeated Christian to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship on the 1000th episode of WWE Raw. Bret Hart made his WWE return on the 1000th episode of Raw live before the match as the guest ring announcer.Read More
aj-lee

Posted On July 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

AJ Lee The New General Manager Of WWE Monday Night RAW

AJ Lee was announced as the new General Manager of Monday Night Raw on the 1000th episode of WWE Raw. Vince McMahon came out during the wedding between Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee, and announced that AJ would be the new general manager of Raw. AJ was saying “Yes, Yes, Yes” during the “wedding” segment with Daniel Bryan but when Slick was about to announce them as “husband and wife,” AJ revealed she wasn’t saying yes to him but to another proposal she had from someone else earlier in theRead More
charlie-sheen

Posted On July 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Calls Match On RAW 1000, Charlie Sheen Appears, Cameos

- Jim Ross made his return to WWE on RAW 1000 and joined Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler on commentary for the 6-man tag team match which featured World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara beating Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio. – Charlie Sheen made an appearance on the 1000th Raw via Skype from Los Angeles. Sheen was originally scheduled to be the “social media ambassador” for the show, Sheen will check-in throughout the night via Skype after deleting his Twitter account. Sheen claimed toRead More