WWE and USA Network issued the following press release today, hyping the three-hour Raw anniversary show on December 10th. Here is the press release:
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 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Network and World Wrestling Entertainment® 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®, Stone Cold Steve Austin(TM), Triple H®, John Cena®, Undertaker®, Shawn Michaels®, 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 WWE family."
"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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