Update on RAW Going Three Hours, Jericho’s Black Eye, Rumble News

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter



– The Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Atlanta at the Philips Arena drew an advanced sellout announced at 16,697 fans with about 13,500 paying for a gate of $800,000.

– Several WWE Superstars were brought into the Royal Rumble on Sunday and didn’t know until the day of the show whether or not they were in the Rumble match, given the empty spots and any last minute changes.

– Chris Jericho was saying that his black eye came from an accidental shot in his match with R-Truth at the SmackDown tapings in Cincinnati. It was believed by some that the black eye came from his taxi incident with Gregory Helms.

– Sources confirm that WWE and the USA Network are seriously considering having RAW air for three-hours each Monday night if TNA goes to Monday. WWE officials did not like the idea last year when USA pushed for it but now they are considering it.

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