TORONTO, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - World Wrestling Entertainment(R) 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 (The Score Television Network, 9pm et/6pm pt)
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 Canada's own Trish Stratus, Hulk Hogan, Stone
Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley, Triple H, Undertaker, the McMahon Family and
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 such 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 to make the most of this
- 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.
- 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
- 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(TM) 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.
For more information on RAW's 15th anniversary please <a href="http://corporate.wwe.com/news/2007/2007_11_19v2.jsp">click here</a>.
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