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This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw was a big one as it featured advertised appearances from The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels, as well as an advertised United States Championship match. But did the big names bring big ratings?

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According to, this week’s episode of Raw drew 2.907 million viewers, down from the 3.046 million viewers who watched last week’s show. This week the first hour of Monday Night Raw drew 3.014 million viewers, followed by the second hour which drew 3.019 million viewers. The third and final hour of Raw drew 2.689 million viewers.

WWE announced this week that WrestleMania 34 will be held in New Orleans, LA, and a big press conference was held on Tuesday morning to hype up the event.

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According to, there were 15 cities in the running for WrestleMania 34, including Philadelphia and possibly St. Louis, and WWE officials decided on New Orleans a few weeks ago.

New Orleans officials wanted WrestleMania to return to the city as New Orleans is celebrating its 300th year. Officials from New Orleans reportedly pitched the idea that WrestleMania would be part of their tricentennial celebration, and that’s what sold WWE on the idea of returning to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Stephanie McMahon posted a few photos from the press conference on Twitter and she also hyped up the fact that WrestleMania will be part of the tricentennial celebration.