"Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, Triple H, and Mr. McMahon Come Home to USA Network
NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2005 - USA Network and World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that some of the greatest figures in sports entertainment history will participate in a special three-hour homecoming episode of Monday Night RAW® when it debuts on USA Network live on October 3, 2005, at 7:55 p.m. (ET).
RAW’s phenomenal homecoming will mark the return to USA of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, Triple H, Ric Flair® Shawn Michaels™, Kurt Angle®, 7-foot, 500-pound phenomenon Big Show® and Mr. McMahon,; and will be the debut of WWE® Champion John Cena® on USA.
Also featured will be Kane®, Edge® and Lita®, the Intercontinental Champion Ric Flair®, Kane®, Edge® and Lita®, , Carlito™, Women’s Champion Trish Stratus®, World Tag Team Champs Hurricane®Cade™ and Rosey™, Murdoch™, Shelton Benjamin™, Chris Masters™, Eugene™, Torrie Wilson®, Candice™, RAW Diva Search winner Ashley™, and more.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the charismatic characters of the WWE back to USA,” said Bonnie Hammer, President, USA Network and SCI FI Channel. “It’s been great teaming up with Vince and Linda McMahon again and we look forward to unveiling the fresh ideas that will wow existing fans as well as broaden the Monday Night RAW audience.”
Immediately following RAW’s premiere, USA will air a one-hour RAW special on the program’s greatest moments over the past 10 years.
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