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.

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias


    yep expected this, “old school raw” kept on trending after the broadcast

  • http://twitter.com/MissyH316 MissyH316

    *I* thoroughly enjoyed it; loved hearing the old theme music, the fence-like barricades, the logo, even the announcer’s outfits! I thought the New Age Outlaws looked great, like they hadn’t missed a step – could we be seeing them on a regular basis?

    You might think – and I wish – that the high ratings would give the WWE a clue about their product over the past few years; that maybe some of what’s now “old school” should come back anew.

    But the best part of all for me was, of course, just seeing “my” Undertaker back on Monday Night RAW! :-)

    • http://twitter.com/JSofroniou17 Joe Sofroniou

      @MissyH316 I believe that The New Age Outlaws are fighting again as they could be the next inductees for the WWE Hall of Fame as part of DX.

      • http://twitter.com/MissyH316 MissyH316

        That may well be, Joe. Only thing in my view is, while I think they’re definitely HOF material, aren’t HOF inductees usually considered (mostly) “retired”? They sure looked good to me that night! I know when they announced Trish Stratus, I also thought, “well, she’s considered ‘retired’ I guess, but she’s still so relatively young and looks to be in great shape.” Of course, it’s good when a guy or gal is inducted while they’re still alive to appreciate it. :-)

        R.I.P. dear Paul Bearer / Percy Pringle III / William Moody.

  • Jeff

    21-0,Look how epic it looked when Undertaker did his Pose with the WM29 logo and flames behind him(Signaling that WrestleMania is his stage)

    • cm punk is god v1.0

      Times up taker 20-1 R.I.P

  • cm punk is god v1.0

    Im the reason ratings were so high! i am the best in the world nobody can touch me in the ring,on the mic and on commentary. I’ve been the best all along only you sheeple who eat yourselfs to death and drink your lifes away think im not. I am…..I am gOD!

    • http://twitter.com/StrayXPunk Orestis

      Change your weed dealer…

  • wwetnadudez

    Well I for one came out of the show with quite a bit more enjoyment then expected. I think the fact that Taker, HHH, Rock were all one the show along with old legends and todays top draws really did it. Just think about when HHH Rock UT Punk Cena and Brock are all on the same show in the up coming weeks

  • TheTruthWillHurtV2

    Im happy that Raw drew 5 million viewers, they deserved it. It was a good show. But whats really funny is certain “People” thought the ratings would be a 2.5 or 2.1 so HAHA to those certain idiots(You know who you are).

  • moody1

    Ric Flair is soooooo going to turn on The Miz with Dolph. Classic Naitch. See it coming a mile away.

  • Bushwald Sexyface

    Bette rating than I thought it’d do. Good for them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hamad.buqais Hamad Khalifa Buqais

    shiekhie baby is goin to put them all in the camel clutch make them humble and !?#* them in the ass

  • Reality

    The Roast of the Iron Sheik? FAKIN BULLSHIIIIIT.
    Iron will fuck them, put em in Camel clutch and make them humble

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OF2JDUTXED6KFOPHEVMJ2ZYBA raVen

      rice crispy dick fuckers-hulk hogan the bitch like chris browns mom.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OF2JDUTXED6KFOPHEVMJ2ZYBA raVen

    sad Taker returns for old school raw w/out Paul then the next day Paul is found dead.
    R.I.P. Mr. Moody.

  • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

    The Roast of Iron Shiek?…well that should be funny…xD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

    Rock vs Cena is still drawing according to hour 2. Good call Vince. Now start building that Ryback vs Henry feud…