[10/05/05 - 12:00 AM]
USA Encores Monday Night Raw on Friday, OcT. 7 at 10 P.M. with Tumbles, a Rumble and Fan Frenzied Finale

[via press release from USA]


Unseen Footage and a Galaxy of WWE? Superstars Highlight Friday Night Special

NEW YORK -- October 5, 2005 -- The spectacular return of MONDAY NIGHT RAW to USA Network continues Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. with a special two-hour encore presentation of the top-rated Oct. 3 premiere, highlighted by previously unseen, action-packed footage. Legendary wrestlers "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Sargent Slaughter, join today's Superstars -- WWE champ John Cena, Triple H, Big Show, sexy divas Trish Stratus and Torrie Wilson, Carlito and more -- in a no holds barred, non-stop wrestling extravaganza.

USA's premiere homecoming featured a 30-minute Iron Man Match with Kurt Angle and Shawn "The Heartbreak Kid" Michaels; "Stone Cold" Steve Austin attacking the entire McMahon family and renewing a bitter rivalry from years ago; a bloody tag team match that got personal featuring Triple H, Ric Flair, Carlito and Chris Masters; WWE champ John Cena defending his title versus RAW general manager Eric Bischoff; as well as an unprecedented RAW/Smackdown rumble to claim wrestling supremacy.

MONDAY NIGHT RAW debuted on USA as a three-hour special (7:55-11:13 p.m. ET/PT) with a 4.4 HH rating and 5.6 million total viewers. In its regular 9-11 p.m. timeslot, RAW averaged a 4.7 HH rating with an average of 6 million total viewers tuning in, nearly 2 million more viewers than Spike had last week, making it the most-watched RAW in more than three years.

WWE's RAW is seen on USA Network every Monday at 9 p.m. ET.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn. WWE has offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London, and a sales office located in New York City. Information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

USA Network is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. USA Network is seen in over 88 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

Trademarks: The names of all World Wrestling Entertainment televised and live programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans and wrestling moves and all World Wrestling Entertainment logos are trademarks which are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

  [october 2005]  


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