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WWE: More news on RAW’s move over to USA Network

– WWE have updated their preview for RAW’s return to the USA Network next month:

RAW is coming home to USA

A “Night of Champions” is scheduled for Monday Night RAW’s special three-hour homecoming to the USA Network on Oct. 3, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Many former WWE Champions will be making their return to RAW on Oct. 3, including Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley and Triple H. Even Mr. McMahon himself will make an appearance.

All of this is in addition to current WWE Champion John Cena and former WWE Champions Shawn Michaels, Big Show, Kurt Angle and Ric Flair being a part of the historic, star-studded evening.

RAW flourished during its seven-year run on USA network, establishing cable rating records as WWE fans flocked to the television each and every Monday night. And it’s happening all over again, so don’t miss RAW on Oct. 3 for this televised homecoming.

– The USA Network have told WWE that they can not have any Smackdown material on their only weekend show (Heat, Velocity, and WWE Experience have all been dropped along with Bottom Line and Afterburn), as it does not want to promote Smackdown wrestlers as it’s on UPN a rival network.

Rumours are that another round of roster cuts are expected as WWE will no longer need the wrestlers making up the bulk of the secondary shows, however the cuts are not thought to be as many as the amount released back in July.