WWE Raw is looking like a cool product once again. Of course, that will turn into an argument for most WWE fans, but then again, the thought of WWE being a good product is always subjective. Each night on social media, WWE fans outpour their feelings on the episode and what the WWE did wrong. It’s rarely what is done right, which should tell the casual viewer what’s wrong with the product.
Since the WWE Raw after WrestleMania 31, the ratings have continued to drop. In an earlier report done by the Inquisitr,ratings took a hit during the road to WrestleMania. Normally, that time for WWE is successful and in the midst of their best product moving toward the big day.
However, that wasn’t the case with the WWE. Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar led the charge towards WrestleMania 31. Lesnar is money, which should have been enough to garner the ratings desired. Sting was also in the center of attention. Numbers don’t lie however, which is why WWE receives criticism in the ratings department.
Speaking of that “revolution,” concern is starting to set in with the ratings the WWE is pulling in. According to Daily Wrestling News, that concern is beginning to impact WWE officials and their main event players.
There is said to be some concern within WWE due to recent RAW viewership numbers with some dreading the less-watched summer months coming up. One source remarked that WWE has no steam right now. There’s also a feeling that WWE is in dire need of someone to take the reigns as a megastar.
Included in the report is the fact that the same “B+” players are featured each week on WWE programming. Whether officials think Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Randy Orton are B+ players. In fact, they are the most-over wrestlers on the WWE roster. It just so happens that people are watching less wrestling than they used to.
WWE is doing all the right things. WWE NXT is on the rise and is the hottest wrestling product in the world. For example, the ratings came in for Monday’s edition of WWE Raw and they had to compete with the NBA playoffs and Bates Motel.WWE Raw ended up with an average of around 3.5 million viewers. The top program that night was an NBA playoff game with Memphis and Golden State.
WWE is clearly competing with the other shows on television, but there’s always room to improve. If they can scrape away with 3.5’s or above in the ratings, the WWE is doing what it can. They will never get a 6.0 again, like they did in the late-90’s. Unless WWE picks up a massive-form of popularity, it will b
e a long shot.
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