Monday Night RAW(R) Anniversary Special
Monday, December 10th 8/7c on USA NETWORK
RAW #1 weekly basic cable entertainment series on cable since 1999
NEW YORK, Nov. 19 -- USA Network and World Wrestling
Entertainment(R) announced today a three-hour TV special that will
celebrate fifteen years of the Monday night television ratings juggernaut
WWE Monday Night RAW.
WWE Monday Night RAW has been a staple of cable television since its
debut on USA Network in 1993 and has been the top rated weekly basic cable
entertainment series since it went live in 1999. RAW is also the birthplace
of such household names as The Rock(R), Stone Cold Steve Austin(TM), Triple
H(R), John Cena(R), Undertaker(R), Shawn Michaels(R), Mick Foley(TM), Trish
Stratus and Stacy Keibler.
"It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since RAW redefined the
television landscape," said Bonnie Hammer, president, USA Network and SCI
FI Channel. "It's an incredible run for a one-of-a-kind entertainment
franchise, and we're thrilled to celebrate with Vince, Linda and the entire
"Monday Night RAW started as, and continues to be, the most unique
television show in history," stated Vince McMahon, Chairman of World
Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. "With its ever changing blend of athleticism,
humor, action, drama, soap opera and rock concert content, Monday Night RAW
continues with a variety show concept that appeals to a variety of
demographics generation after generation. As proud members of the USA
family, the WWE would like to invite all those who have enjoyed Monday
Night RAW at one time or another these past 15 years to celebrate with us
during our 15 year anniversary special live on USA December 10 at 8/7C."
A pop culture phenomenon, RAW has been a destination for actors,
athletes and musicians not only to promote projects but to also enjoy
ringside excitement as fans. Pamela Anderson, Mike Tyson, Shaquille O'Neal,
Sylvester Stallone, Donald Trump, LeBron James, Kid Rock, Motley Crue, Toby
Keith, Rob Reiner, Wade Boggs, Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns and Kevin
Federline have all appeared on RAW.
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