WWE & USA release big rating number for post Royal Rumble Raw

WWE and the USA network released the following to the press regarding. Last nights Raw. It was the best rated Raw since Raw 1000 as well as the second best of the three hour Raw era. The post Rumble show always does well, so this is not overly surprising, even if the numbers were a little higher than expected.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/01/29/wwe-monday-night-raw-delivers-best-numbers-in-all-demos-since-july-2012/167306/?utm_campaign=WP%20%3E%20Twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

Twice in a Lifetime. Four times as predictable.

John Cena will defeat WWE Champion The Rock at WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium on April 7th to become the new WWE Champion and end their more than two year feud.

Rumored surprise entrants for the Royal Rumble match

Some of the rumored surprise entrants in the Royal Rumble match include Chris Masters, Carlito, Shelton Benjamin, and John Morrison.

Also expected to enter the match are Billy Gunn and Road Dogg Jesse James.

The following list is the 20 confirmed entrants to the match:
John Cena
Sheamus
Randy Orton
Dolph Ziggler (has to choose between the No. 1 or No. 2 spot)
Heath Slater
Jinder Mahal
Drew McIntyre
Antonio Cesaro
Wade Barrett
The Miz
Ryback
Titus O’Neil
Darren Young
Kane
Daniel Bryan
The Great Khali
Kofi Kingston
Cody Rhodes
Damien Sandow
NXT star Bo Dallas

With The Shield also likely to enter the match, that leaves 1 spot of the 30 empty, which would likely go to one of Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, or Ricardo Rodriguez.