Viscera Slot Analysis


During the Attitude era, writer Ray Rhodes coined the term "Viscera slot" to describe the penultimate (second-to-last) segment on RAW. As it immediately preceded the main event, this timeslot was often booked as a "crowd cooler" with mid-card talent in less important feuds.

So, who has been booked in this location?  
Herein lies an analysis of the so-called "Viscera timeslot" - a list of who wrestled in the second-to-last match on RAW.  (Note: many times RAW will end with a major confrontation or promo instead of a match. This list is not adjusted for those circumstances.)


The majority of RAW episodes were included in this survey:

1993: 44 RAW episodes
1994: 46 RAW episodes
1995: 46 RAW episodes
1996: 53 RAW episodes
1997: 49 RAW episodes
1998: 52 RAW episodes
1999: 52 RAW episodes
2000: 53 RAW episodes
2001: 51 RAW episodes
2002: 51 RAW episodes
2003: 51 RAW episodes
2004: 49 RAW episodes
2005: 50 RAW episodes
2006: 51 RAW episodes
2007: 52 RAW episodes
2008: 52 RAW episodes
2009: 52 RAW episodes
2010: 52 RAW episodes
2011: 52 RAW episodes
2012: 53 RAW episodes
2013: 26 RAW episodes

Only winners and direct match participants were counted (i.e. did not include valets, managers, partners that accompanied them to the ring).

Several Wrestlers appear on this in multiple personas including:
Glen Jacobs: Kane, Isaac Yankem DDS and Diesel II
Billy Gunn: Smoking Gunns, Billy Gunn, Rockabilly
Sean Waltman: the Cannonball Kid, the 1-2-3 Kid, X-Pac
Dustin Rhodes: Dustin Runnels, Goldust, TAFKA Goldust
Bradshaw: JBL, Justin Bradshaw, Acolytes
Bob Holly: Bob Holly,  Hardcore Holly, Sparky Plugg
John Morrison: Johnny Nitro, John Hennigan, John Morrison
Charles Wright: The Godfather, the Goodfather, Kama, Papa Shango
Mick Foley: Dude Love, Cactus Jack, Mankind
Al Snow: Shinobi, Avatar, Leif Cassidy
Viscera: Mabel, King Mabel, Men on a Mission, Viscera
Ron Killings: R-Truth, K-Kwick, R Truth
Brian Christopher/Scott Taylor: Too Cool, Grandmaster Sexay/Scotty 2 Hotty
Matt Bloom: Albert, Prince Albert, Tensai
Justin Credible: Justin Credible, Aldo Montoya, PJ Walker, 
Rikishi: Fatu, Headshrinkers, Sultan, Rikishi Phatu
Carl Ouellet: Jean Pierre Lafitte, Quebecer Pierre

1993 Leaders: The Beverly Brothers, Mr. Hughes, Crush, Smoking Gunns, Men on a Mission
1994 Leaders: Sparky Plugg/Bob Holly, IRS, the 1-2-3 Kid
1995 Leaders: the Smoking Gunns, Kama, Bob Holly, Buck Quartermaine
1996 Leaders: the Smoking Gunns, Skip & Zip, The Godwinns, Triple H, Aldo Montoya, Savio Vega
1997 Leaders: Goldust, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Vader, Rockabily
1998 Leaders: the Headbangers, the Rock, Billy Gunn, Val Venis, Owen Hart, X-Pac, Road Dogg, Mankind
1999 Leaders: the Acolytes, the Big Show, Ken Shamrock, Chyna, Big Bossman, Hardcore Holly, Mean Street Posse
2000 Leaders: Edge & Christian, the Acolytes, The Dudley Boyz, Test, Bull Buchanon, Val Venis
2001 Leaders: the Big Show, Trish Stratus, the Dudley Boyz, Raven
2002 Leaders: the Big Show, Booker T, Goldust, Jeff Hardy, RVD, William Regal, Kane
2003 Leaders: Trish Stratus, Booker T, Steven Richards, Victoria, Christian
2004 Leaders: Chris Jericho, Batista, Christian, Rhyno, Chris Benoit, Randy Orton
2005 Leaders: Kane, Rob Conway, Chris Benoit, Edge, Simon Dean, Ric Flair
2006 Leaders: Mickie James, Shelton Benjamin, Carlito Caribbean Cool, Lita, Randy Orton, Chris Masters
2007 Leaders: Carlito Caribbean Cool, Jeff Hardy, Shelton Benjamin
2008 Leaders: Cryme Tyme, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston
2009 Leaders: Beth Phoenix, The Big Show, Chavo Guerrero Jr, Kofi Kingston, Cryme Tyme
2010 Leaders: Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr, William Regal, Evan Bourne, Eve, Gail Kim
2011 Leaders: Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, R-Truth
2012 Leaders: The Miz, Kofi Kingston, Damien Sandow, Zack Ryder, Primo Colon
2013 Leaders (Jan-June): Sheamus, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, The Miz
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