Brian and Steve recap WWE Raw is Country, the buildup for Survivor Series which is this Sunday, the five matches on that show, what they think could happen at Series, reaction to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan compared to their spots right now, Hulk Hogan not returning to TNA, other WrestleMania theories and story time with Fritz including the time he put a whipping on Jeff Jarrett.
With a little less than two weeks away heading into WWE Survivor Series, fans felt that WWE was really going to go all out to get fans interested in the pay-per-view event. The rating though didn’t reflect that.
Raw drew a 2.7 rating with an average of 3.77 million viewers, which is down from last week’s 2.8 rating with an average of 3.89 million viewers. The first hour of the show averaged 3.87 million viewers featuring Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes and Goldust, the second hour averaged 3.83 million viewers featuring John Cena vs The Real Americans and the last hour averaged 3.60 million viewers with the main event of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs The Shield.
Is this a cause of concern for the WWE heading into Survivor Series?
You know how WWE always seems a little bit… different when it’s overseas? Well, last night’s show opening had to be one of the most bizarre segments ever. Not only did we find out that The Authority was on vacation (really?), we had Brad Maddox and suited-up Kane arguing about Randy Orton’s opponent. The Result? Orton got stuck in a 2-on-1 match against the tag-team champions. Huh? Because, really, WWE, it makes the MOST sense if your HEEL AUTHORITY FIGURES put the HEEL CHAMPION in a handicap match against the BABYFACE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM…. [Read more...]
Brian and Steve are back for the weekly WWE Raw recap podcast as they look back at Monday’s show including a hot main event, an angle at the end of the show involving The Shield and The Wyatts which looks to be going nowhere right now, Survivor Series is coming – really, Randy Orton goes down and who knows who is in charge. Plus, they talk about Chris Hero getting released, Hulk Hogan’s latest online note, Mickie James working with WWE and more.
Brian, Michael and Steve look back at Raw from Monday night including the feud between Triple H and The Big Show and a mini dressed as a bull trying to hump a woman on live TV(!), Rey Mysterio’s return,WWE reverting back to big guys on the top, TNA Wrestling’s latest ruse to fans, if the company is for sale or not and much more.
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The John Cena effect lasted all of one week for WWE Monday Night Raw ratings. The final rating for Raw was a 2.75 with an average of 3.89 million viewers. That is down from last week when the rating was a 2.98 with an average of 4.15 million viewers.
The wrestling world was giving Cena a lot of credit last week for the higher rating for Raw due to his return to the show, but this week’s show has been critically panned across the board.
The first hour averaged 4.069 million viewers, which the show kicked off with CM Punk facing Luke Harper with a Daniel Bryan save after the match. Hour two averaged 3.951 million viewers, which featured Randy Orton and Big E Langston and the start of John Cena, Cody Rhodes and Goldust facing The Real Americans and Damien Sandow. The final hour of the show dropped to an average of 3.643 million viewers, which featured the finish of the six-man tag match and the closing segment of Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, The Big Show, Randy Orton and The Shield.
Will the WWE panic as the show has considered one of the worst edition’s of Raw in 2013 or will they stay the course?
Brian and Steve recap WWE raw from Monday night including the legal issues between the Big Show and Triple H, holes in the main storyline, going back to the well, Dolph Ziggler being worth 12%, Kane owns a suit, a horny bull making some moves on Renee Young and more. Plus, they talk about the card so far for Survivor Series, the latest on Hulk Hogan, TNA being for sale or maybe not and what former champion is returning on the show this week.
It was announced last night on WWE Monday Night Raw that Randy Orton will defend the WWE title against Big Show at Survivor Series.
The match was made when Triple H and Stephanie McMahon came to the ring to meet Big Show to resolve the lawsuit that was filed by Show. The WWE Board of Directors had McMahon and Triple H to resolve and come to settlement with Big Show.
They gave Show his job back, but he wanted a title shot at Orton at Survivor Series and Triple H reluctantly gave him the opportunity.
Survivor Series takes on place on Sunday, November 24 from TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The only other match confirmed for the event is John Cena defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio.
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For the first week back on WWE Monday Night Raw, John Cena made an impact on the ratings. It was announced that Raw did a 2.98 rating with an average of 4.15 million viewers. That is up from last week’s 2.71 rating with an average of 3.82 million.
Cena who hadn’t been on Raw in about two months opened up the show cutting a promo about his world heavyweight championship victory over Alberto Del Rio at Sunday’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-view. While Cena was cutting the apromo, Money In The Bank winner Damien Sandow came out and cashed in his briefcase for a shot at the title.
In what was a very good match, Cena emerged victorious.
The real indication will be next week as it will be Cena’s second week back. Will the next week’s rating increase, decrease or stay the same?
Brian and Steve talk about Raw from Monday night including the new directions for WWE, Damien Sandow almost becoming the World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan angle with Shawn Michaels, if Michaels is coming back for another match, Big Show becoming the top babyface and more. Plus, they talk about Hulk Hogan with his latest online teases.
People were left speechless last night at the WWE Hell In A Cell pay-per-view when WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels superkicked Daniel Bryan to allow Randy Orton to win the WWE title. The WWE Universe was in an outrage regarding Michaels’ actions. We will get those answers tonight as Michaels confirmed on Twitter he will be at tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw to say why he did that to Bryan.
RT: @TambaLuka: "Will you be on RAW tonight? " — I believe I will!!
— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) October 28, 2013
What reason do you think Michaels will give to explain his actions?
WWE superstar the Big Show talks about the upcoming Hell in a Cell PPV, driving a big rig on Raw this past Monday, being able to cry on demand and learning how to do that, John Cena’s quick return from surgery, the rise of Daniel Bryan, not having his own catchphrase, the charity work WWE does and more.
Brian, Michael and Steve are back for the weekly Between The Ropes as they talk about the fallout from WWE Raw on Monday night and the Triple H promo to end that show, a preview of this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV and some predictions, Sheamus on his comeback from injury, TNA on the move and a new initiative and more.
The ratings for Monday’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw were released. The show had a 2.71 rating with an average of 3.83 million viewers. That is down from last week as that show scored a 2.88 rating with an average of 3.99 million viewers.
The first hour of this week’s Raw averaged 3.91 million viewers, hour two averaged 3.80 million viewers and the third hour averaged 3.76 million viewers. Raw competed with ESPN’s Monday Night Football game with the New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings had 13.24 million viewers and their were games in Major League Baseball.