[WWE] RAW Rating, Orton & Edge Injury Update, Other Notes


WWE news & notes:

– According to PWInsider, Randy Orton’s shoulder is okay after injuring himself last night at the ECW match with Edge vs. Kurt Angle and Rob Van Dam. After the match, he was brought to the back where he was treated, iced down, and cleared. He is expected to wrestle and is in the UK to promote the show.

– The Wrestling Observer says that Edge has been in pain since Tommy Dreamer dropped him on his head at One Night Stand, but is working through it, and will be at the PPV. He pulled out of the promotional tour, however, to heal up.

– Monday’s RAW rating increased from last week’s 4.2, taking a small bump to a 4.3, with a 7 share, according to Nielsen Media Research, PWInsider, PWTorch and Wrestling Observer. The DX Reunion overrun was the hightest-rated segment at a 5.2.

Shelton Benjamin is interviewed here, confirming that Mamma is gone, but “never say never.”

– Victoria is also interviewed here.

– John Cena will be interviewed on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” tonight at 12:35 AM on NBC.

– The Motley Fool evaluates WWE’s stock here.

– A recent house show advertisement showed the following line-up, which may be a spoiler to Vengeance, according to PWInsider, although you can likely take it with a grain of salt:

During RAW, a promotion for a Cohasset, MA, was shown locally, announcing these matches: DX vs. The Spirit Squad, Intercontinental Championship Match: Carlito vs. Shelton Benjamin, WWE Title Match: Edge vs. John Cena.

And that’s the news.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.