2007 News


WWE Pulls Out All The Stops For RAW's 15th
December 6, 2007
STAMFORD, Conn., December 6, 2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment® is gearing up to make WWE Monday Night RAW’s 15th anniversary an extraordinary event for all its fans. The entertainment powerhouse is producing a three-hour live event special on Monday, December 10 (USA Network, 8/7c) and is offering up numerous other fan oriented initiatives.

The RAW 15th anniversary television special will celebrate 15 years of the ratings juggernaut’s dominance on cable television and across pop culture. Appearing on the special will be Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Trish Stratus, Mick Foley, Triple H, Undertaker, the McMahon Family and more.

RAW’s accomplishments within the television industry mark it as one of the most successful programs ever on cable. RAW is the longest running weekly fictional program in the United States by total number of episodes, beating such cultural TV touchstones as Gunsmoke, Lassie and Bonanza. Over 15 years RAW has increased its total viewers by 87 percent; a significant achievement on either broadcast or cable television.

To further celebrate the anniversary, WWE is utilizing all of its various media platforms to offer a wide array of promotions and make the most of this historic milestone:

  • WWE.com, which currently receives more than 17 million unique visitors each month, is hosting a special RAW 15th micro site complete with feature editorials, photo galleries, trivia, artwork, video clips, and more.
  • WWE Magazine will issue a special retrospective issue on December 31, reviewing and celebrating RAW’s amazing 15 year history.
  • Via WWE Ringside exclusively on AT&T, fans can download Raw 15th anniversary videos.
  • WWE Mobile will allow fans to download exclusive Raw 15th anniversary wallpapers, ring tones, and voice tones.
  • WWEShop.com will feature a special “retro” t-shirt featuring RAW artwork.
  • WWE’s music division will release a “Best of RAW Entrance Theme” CD in December, packed with classic theme music for various WWE RAW Superstars over the years.
  • WWE’s VOD service, WWE 24/7™ On Demand, will allow fans to vote in a special poll throughout December to choose their favorite RAW episode of all time, which will then be replayed in January.

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