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.