RAW Claims Top Spot, Wang's WWE Future, Venis & More

Thanks in large part to Monday Night Raw, the USA Network once again claimed the top spot in the prime-time cable network ratings race for the week of July 7-13. USA finished slightly ahead of the Disney Channel for the week. Spike TV, featuring TNA Impact, finished in seventeenth place.


Jimmy Wang Yang made his first appearance in a WWE ring since his 30-day 6/9 drug suspension at Tuesday night's SmackDown taping. His last television appearance took place at the 6/3 SmackDown taping in Los Angeles in a quick loss to Vladimir Kozlov.

As noted yesterday, Val Venis is out of action following shoulder surgery. He should be good to go in three to four months. His last appearance in a WWE ring took place on 4/18 during a tour of Spain in a loss to Paul Burchill. Venis hasn't been on television since the 4/14 Heat taping in London when he lost to Snitsky. In other Venis-related news, he has opened an online travel business with his wife. You can find their website at BrisaTips.com.