RAW Helps USA, Cage/WWE Note, The Wrestler News

– Even though ratings are down from previous years, WWE’s Monday Night RAW along with other original programming helped the USA Network top the list in basic cable Primetime for the third year in a row. Dubbed as the best year in cable history for USA, the network delivered 1.33 million in the 25-54 demographic and 1.30 million in 18-49 demographic more than any other network in basic cable. USA’s average of total viewers of 2.84 million and 2.11 million households is the highest ever for a basic cable network in Primetime. WWE’s Monday Night RAW was credited in the press release as the most-watched weekly series on cable in the 25-54 demographic.

– “The Wrestler” starring Mickey Rourke was among top searches on Yahoo earlier today.

– New WWE developmental talents Chris Cage and Ryan Reeves began training with Florida Championship Wrestling yesterday in Tampa, FL. Cage received a new ring name, which should add to the speculation that Christian Cage is headed back to WWE in 2009.