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15th Anniversary RAW News and Thoughts

So much news from last night's 15th anniversary of RAW, I don't even know where to start. Well, here are some tidbits that have been floating around today from the huge mega-show:

- Rob Van Dam's surprise appearance on Raw last night was simply a one-time deal. He has not signed a new contract with WWE. Also, WWE's official website added a profile on him in the Alumni section earlier today.

- Wrestling Observer reported the following on the shows ratings: Last night's 15th Raw Anniversary show scored a huge rating. The final two hours of the show drew a 4.4 rating. The first hour rating has yet to come in. If you only take those two hours into account, this would be the highest rated Raw of the year. Also, last night's show was the highest rated show since the 6/18 Raw -- the show after the McMahon limousine explosion, which scored a 4.1.

- The Hogan segment from what I read was the most over segment of the night from a fan standpoint. It was interesting that it left the door open for Hulk to be at Mania, and this time I think it's going to happen. Against who? Well, the obvious opponent would be Khali, as they teased that last night, but how about Hogan teasing a "Macho Man" moment!? Hmmm....

- It was great to see Lita and Trish, and nice to see a much better and classier send off for Lita than the one that was done at Survivor Series last year. Both ladies look as if they could jump in the ring today and be as good as ever, but I would highly doubt that either one laces up the boots ever again.

- Speaking of which, the backstage moment between Lita and Kane was awesome. It's nice that the company actually paid some respect to the past that the two were together, and it was funny to see them try and have a backstage moment that turned into a funny bit with Ron Simmons.

- Hello? Anyone see John Cena? And why was he at least not on the show in some way?

I agree with you that overall it was an entertaining show and trip down memory lane. I also agree about the lack of Cena and Rock. WWE could have easily had them record videotaped comments for the Titantron, at the very least.

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