WWE Monday Night Raw

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Hulk Hogan Returning to WWE

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan is returning to WWE — but he won't be in the ring.

The former pro wrestler will host Raw on USA beginning this Monday at 8 p.m., and will also appear on Raw Backstage Pass at 11:05 p.m. ET, ProWrestling.net reports.

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WWE Commentator Jerry Lawler Suffers Heart Attack During Telecast

Jerry Lawler

Wrestling commentator Jerry "The King" Lawler has been hospitalized after collapsing during a broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal.

According to a statement from World Wrestling Entertainment, Lawler suffered a heart attack during a tag team match between Kane and Daniel Bryan, and The Prime Time Players. read more

WWE Gets Ready to Rumble

John Cena

The WWE does nothing small. So fans can likely expect one giant card when the wrestling titan stages the 900th episode of its flagship series WWE Raw tonight in Boston. "We usually do something epic, and this certainly is a milestone for us," says wrestling superstar John Cena, who will face off with Sheamus and Randy Orton in a steel cage championship title match.

A member of the WWE since 2002, Cena estimates he's been an active part of the last 200 episodes.... read more

Are Politicians Going Too Far With TV Appearances?

Is it just us, or does anyone else think that the lengths our political figures are willing to go to in order to win some love from the American people is getting to the point of sheer ridiculousness? They've been on late shows, SNL, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, even The View. We get it — you guys (and gal) are hip and cool. But if you happened to be watching TV last night, you may have noticed that all the current heavy hitters were appearing in some really odd places. First, President Bush showed up on the hit game show, Deal or No Deal, delivering a thank you message to a soldier contestant as well as poking fun at his low approval rating: But the icing on the cake had to be when we saw Hillary, Barack and McCain air a message on WWE Raw the night before the Pennsylvania Democratic primary. Their wrestling jokes were so cringe-worthy, we could barely make it through to McCain’s bit: Your take: How do you feel about our politicians making so many TV appearances, namel... read more

Clinton, Obama and McCain Wrestle for WWE Fans' Vote

WWE's Triple H by Martin Schoeller/USA Network/WWE Photo

The rasslin' ring is the latest stump stop. Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton, along with GOP presidential hopeful John McCain, will bring their campaigns to WWE Monday Night Raw tonight (8 pm/ET, USA).Each candidate will address the audience in a taped message. For Clinton and Obama, the hope is that tonight's appearance could lead to a body slam in tomorrow's Pennsylvania primary. — J.R. Whalen read more

MyNetworkTV Plans to Lay the SmackDown

WWE Smackdown by Rich Freeda/WWE

Hold on to your spandex! World Wrestling Entertainment will be bringing their wrestlers to MyNetworkTV in fall 2008. The general entertainment network will become the exclusive prime-time broadcasting home for WWE SmackDown, a weekly, two-hour program featuring the blood, sweat and cleavage of all the WWE's top superstars. SmackDown has become one of the most highly watched programs on broadcast television among men during its nine-year existence, previously airing on UPN and the CW as Friday Night SmackDown! The WWE reaches 16 million viewers weekly with Smackdown and two other cable shows, Monday Night Raw on USA Network and ECW: Extreme Championship Wrestling on the SciFi Channel. — Adam Bryant read more

Cheers: Runway's Slammin' WWE Challenge

Michelle and Torrie by Barbara Nitke/Bravo

Cheers to Project Runway for coming up with TV's fiercest challenges. Just when you thought Bravo's reality show couldn't top the prom-themed episode for sheer kitschy goodness, the contestants were required to design outfits for the WWE divas. While the task seemed tailor-made for over-the-top-rope drag queen Chris — who confessed that he wanted to wear his winning leopard-print ensemble — others struggled. (As Jillian so succinctly put it, "'Oh, s---!' was the initial thought that went through my head.") It eventually proved the undoing of little Ricky, who wasn't granted immunity despite winning the last challenge, and whose ugly-ass orange bathing suit got body-slammed by the judges. Auf, that hurts!For another take on Runway's latest, read Matt Roush's new Dispatch.• Read and react to Bruce's opinions on Super Tuesday coverage, Old Christine and more!• Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• W... read more

In the Works: More Genius, a Wipeout and More

Shear Genius host, Jaclyn Smith by Mitch Haaseth/Bravo Photo

Bravo has ordered second seasons of both Shear Genius (Jaclyn Smith will return as heavenly host) and Top Design, to begin casting shortly and debut next year.... ABC has ordered Wipeout, a reality pilot in which 50 contestants navigate "the world's largest obstacle course" en route to a $50,000 prize, says the Reporter. The show is described as "Fear Factor with none of the gross" — but all of the implants!.... USA Network has extended its contract for WWE Monday Night Raw by two years, through 2010. read more

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Premiered: October 01, 2005, on USA
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Premise: The stars of World Wrestling Entertainment unleash their mayhem on one of cable television's highest-rated programs. The show debuted in 1993 on the USA Network.

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