• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 08, 1996) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1996’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Jeff Jarrett vs. Hakushi
2. Ahmed Johnson vs. Jeff Brettler
3. Goldust vs. Aldo Montoya
4. Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog
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• Hulk Hogan Reacts To His RAW Return, RAW Viewership With Hogan’s Return Revealed
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, WWE Hall Of Famer “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan returned to WWE programming to pay tribute to his late friend “Mean” Gene Okerlund.
You can watch Hogan’s return and his amazing tribute below:
Below is what the Hulkster tweeted regarding his RAW appearance and his “final promo” with Mean Gene:
My last Mean Gene pose down. It felt like he was in the ring with me after I spoke to him doing the Gene/Hogan final promo! Only Love 4 U my brother R.I.P. my friend HH pic.twitter.com/6hDX33kfpz
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) January 8, 2019
This week’s episode of RAW featuring Hogan’s first appearance on RAW in almost 4 years drew 2.32 million viewers.
This is up from previous week’s 1.97 million viewers. WWE recently hit their lowest RAW viewership number a couple of weeks back with a viewership of 1.78 million viewers.
Below is the hourly viewership breakup for this week’s RAW:
1st Hour – 2.61 million viewers (Last week – 2.04 million viewers)
2nd Hour – 2.29 million viewers (Last week – 2.03 million viewers)
3rd Hour – 2.07 million viewers (Last week – 1.78 million viewers)
Below are the results from this week’s RAW:
– John Cena declared for the Men’s Royal Rumble Match
– John Cena, Seth Rollins & Finn Bálor def. Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley
– Hulk Hogan paid tribute to the late “Mean” Gene Okerlund
– RAW Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable def. The Revival in a Lumberjack Match to retain the Titles
– Baron Corbin def. Elias
– Braun Strowman and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar met face-to-face
– Apollo Crews & Ember Moon def. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox
– RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey appeared on the debut episode of “A Moment of Bliss”
– Sasha Banks def. Nia Jax to earn a RAW Women’s Championship Match against Ronda Rousey at Royal Rumble 2019
– Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose def. Seth Rollins in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to retain the Title
Below are the top 10 moments from this week’s RAW: