• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (July 23, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Rob Van Dam vs. Matt Hardy
2. WWF Intercontinental Title: Lance Storm vs. Albert
3. Tajiri vs. Raven
4. The Undertaker vs. Rhyno
5. Chris Jericho vs. Kanyon
6. Spanking Match: Torrie Wilson vs. Trish Stratus
7. Tables Match: The Dudley Boyz & Kurt Angle vs. Edge, Christian & Kurt Angle
WATCH: Stone Cold Gives Lilian Garcia A Beer Bath After RAW Reunion:
• RAW Reunion Draws Highest Viewership In 11 Months
This week’s episode of RAW, which was the special RAW Reunion episode featuring the return of 41 names – including the likes of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin & Hulk Hogan, drew 3.09 million viewers.
This is up from previous week’s 2.45 million viewers. This is an increase of 26% in viewership!
This is the first time RAW managed to touch the 3 million viewership mark since the post-SummerSlam 2018 edition of RAW (which drew 3.10 million viewers).
The viewership for RAW Reunion is still nowhere near what RAW 25 drew last year. Viewership for the RAW 25 episode in January 2018 was 4.53 million.
Below is the hourly viewership breakdown for this week’s RAW:
1st Hour – 3.02 million viewers (last week – 2.38 million)
2nd Hour – 3.18 million viewers (last week – 2.50 million)
3rd Hour – 3.08 million viewers (last week – 2.48 million)
RAW Reunion was #1 in viewership and #1 in the Cable Top 150 18-49 demographic.
Below are the results from RAW Reunion:
– John Cena returned and traded raps with The Usos
– The Usos def. Raw Tag Team Champions The Revival
– Drew McIntyre attacked Cedric Alexander
– The Viking Raiders def. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins
– Roman Reigns def. Samoa Joe
– Paul Heyman confronted Seth Rollins on “Miz TV”
– Rey Mysterio def. Sami Zayn
– Seth Rollins def. United States Champion AJ Styles via Disqualification; DX and The Kliq helped Rollins turn The O.C. back after the match
– “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt attacked Mick Foley
– RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and Natalya brawled on “A Moment of Bliss”
– Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers won and lost the 24/7 Championship
– Braun Strowman def. Randy Rowe
– “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair gave a toast to Raw
Below are the top 10 moments from the show:
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