Trump buys Raw - first show commercial-free
Written: June 16, 2009
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced that business mogul Donald
Trump had purchased Monday Night.Raw.
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World Wrestling Entertainment
announced the sale of its ratings juggernaut, Monday Night Raw
, on USA
Network to Donald Trump. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Commenting on the deal, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon stated, “This was
an offer I couldn’t refuse.”
“The Monday Night Raw franchise has been one of the top cable
franchises since its launch 17 years ago,” said Donald Trump. “I’m going
to do things on the show that have never been done or seen before. As
my first act as owner, I am doing something unprecedented. I am giving
back to the people who have been loyal all these years. For the first
time in more than 838 episodes of Raw, next week’s show will be live and
Mr. Trump will be making his first live appearance as the new owner
of the Raw franchise this Monday. The episode will run commercial-free
on USA Network at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT.
“Donald Trump is one of the most entertaining personalities with one
of the sharpest business minds of our time. He's always had the midas
touch, which will only add to the level of excitement for the loyal fans
of WWE Monday Night Raw," said Chris McCumber, EVP Marketing, Digital
and Brand Strategy for USA Network.
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