Tonight’s WWE RAW telecast will emanate from Cleveland, Ohio and the Uicken Loans Arena. Tonight’s guest host will be Hugh Jackman. Advertised for the local audience is CM Punk vs Alberto Del Rio vs John Cena in a triple threat match.
From the SmackDown! side of things, Wade Barrett, Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Christian, Cody Rhodes, new World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, and Randy Orton are also advertised.
Not only does WWE go head-to-head with the St. Louis Rams and New York Giants game on ESPN, but WWE is going against the official launch of the fall premiere with many of the broadcast television networks premiering the new seasons of their series. RAW will go head-to-head with the second hour of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, NBC’s The Sing Off, CBS’s highly anticipated Two and a Half Men (with Charlie Sheen out and Ashton Kutcher in), as well as the first half of Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen.
Last week’s episode of RAW did a 2.71 cable rating on USA Network with 3.86 million viewers overall.