Huge Evening Update (8/2) With RAW Rating; Loads More

Partial Source: Wrestling Observer

- Last night's edition of "Raw" scored a 3.8 cable rating. Last week's show posted a 3.75 composite rating. We should have weekend numbers soon.

- Former WWE Women's champion Molly Holly has released her "shoot" biography DVD. For ordering information, check out


- New developmental diva Shelly Martinez (known on the west coast as Desire) debuted in Ohio Valley Wrestling 7/29 as the co-manager (along with Beth Phoenix) of Aaron Stevens.

- WWE Stocks closed the day at 12.45, a 2.72% increase over yesterday's closing. The day's range was 12.17 – 12.54.

- WWE is seeking a new play-by-play announcer to start in September. You can apply at

- We have received reports that Matt Striker sign a developmental contract with WWE last night.

- Reports also have Northeastern independent worker Mo Sexton being offered a WWE developmental deal.

- Batista vs. Randy Orton is the new main event for the 8/13 London, Ontario Smackdown house show in Canada, with Orton replacing Muhammad Hassan.


- WMOR-TV in Florida is doing a giveaway for tickets to the 8/28 WWE event in St. Petersburg, FL.