Old School RAW Tops 5 Million Viewers, Iron Sheik Roast Announced

– Monday’s “Old School” edition of WWE RAW did a 3.54 rating with 5.018 million viewers. Viewership was up a healthy 6% from the previous week. This was the best viewership for RAW since the night after the Royal Rumble (1/28). Here’s the hourly breakdown:

Hour 1: 4,968,000
Hour 2: 5,239,000
Hour 3: 4,847,000

– New York City comedy club Carolines On Broadway has announced “The Roast of The Iron Sheik” will take place on Thursday, April 4th and will be hosted by Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg. Here’s the official event synopsis:

Legendary pro wrestler the Iron Sheik will catch plenty of heat when a stable of the country’s best comedians, former grapplers and special surprise guests gather ringside at comedy mecca Carolines on Broadway for The Roast of the Iron Sheik, hosted by Hot 97?s Peter Rosenberg. It’ll be the ultimate “screw job” when The Sheik faces a hilarious no-holds-barred assault that would make even the toughest heel tap out. No doubt The Sheik will show no signs of ring rust and will have no shortage of cheap shots of his own. This is a must-see event for any fan of the squared circle! You won’t want to miss out on all the “mania,” so get your tickets now. Roasters to be announced shortly.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday Mar 6, 2013 10:00 AM EST.

Latest Wrestling News

Vince McMahon

Bruce Prichard Explains How He Earned Vince McMahon’s Trust

Bruce Prichard once served as the right-hand man to Vince McMahon for almost 25 years during his run in the WWF. That all ended...
Bobby Roode

Bobby Roode Talks Beginning to Hate His Job at The End of His Impact...

Former Impact Wrestling star and current NXT Champion Bobby Roode was recently a guest on former WWE Tag Team Champions Edge and Christian's podcast,...

Cesaro Congratulates Cody Rhodes, NXT Ref Gets Standing Ovation, John Cena Workout Video

Kennadi Brink receives standing ovation from NXT crowd Female referee Kennadi Brink received a standing ovation as she came down to the ring to start...

GLOW Premieres On Netflix To Rave Reviews, Several Wrestlers Featured

GLOW is a new show on Netflix that focuses on a wrestling promotion/series in the 1980s entitled Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The creators of the...
Mauro Ranallo

Backstage News On Mauro Ranallo’s Return To WWE, Video Of His NXT Debut Last...

Mauro Ranallo made his WWE return last night and joined Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson on the NXT announce team. On the latest episode...

Cody Rhodes Wins the Ring of Honor World Championship

Cody Rhodes captured the ROH World Championship from Christopher Daniels at last night's Best in the World Pay Per View. This marks the first World...

Eric Bischoff Explains Why Conor McGregor Has a Shot Against Floyd Mayweather

Former WCW President Eric Bischoff took to his podcast, Bischoff On Wrestling, to comment on the upcoming boxing mega-fight between all-time great Floyd Mayweather Jr....

X-Pac Comments on Female MITB Ladder Match Finish

Former WWE European Champion and D-Generation X member Sean "X-Pac" Waltman hosted another episode of his podcast, X-Pac 12360, and interviewed mixed martial arts (MMA)...

Ryback on Plans to Feud With Triple H That Never Happened

Former WWE Superstar Ryback recently took to his podcast, Conversation With The Big Guy, to talk about his time with the company and revealed...

Quote: Re-doing Women’s MITB Ladder Match is a ‘Bad Move’

There was a ton of controversy surrounding the finish to the first ever female Money In The Bank (MITB) Ladder Match last week, as James...