Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Rock/Cena = Storyline ruined
Jericho/Punk = Not enough star power
Triple H/Taker/Michaels = Too tame and predictable.
No other feuds are significant enough to actually effect the ratings.
One problem is that the WWE refuse to let big storylines play out in a physical manner these days. It seems whenever we have a highly anticipated match, they don't allow the two wrestlers to have any of physical contact until the actual WrestleMania match or the RAW prior. Fans catch on to this and realise nothing interesting is going to happen so they don't need to tune in.
Remember Austin/Rock before WrestleMania 17? Austin stuns The Rock twice, Rock gets his revenge, they brawl on Smackdown. Thats how you build up to a match. Even Rock/Hogan had physicality prior to their match. I know they can't give the fans too much prior to the match but they need to give them something. Promo after promo gets boring after a while.
"Imagine the worst situation - we lose Fabregas and Nasri. You cannot convince people you are ambitious after that. You cannot pretend you are a big club. A big club holds onto its big players and gives a message out to all the other big clubs that they just cannot come in and take [players] away from you." - Arsene Wenger