Originally Posted by Crusade
AJ had a combined air time of 5 mins this week
Sheamus and Ryback were in segments that were expected to draw ill give you that.
There is not one or three talents you can blame solely for ratings dropping. You have to look at the product as a whole and blame the guy who runs the ship, who is ultimately Vince McMahon.
The ratings slowly deteriorating have also correlated with AJ's entire self-indulgent megapush that leads to mediocre matches and poor television. Yes, prior to WWE Raw becoming a parody of a teen Nickelodeon drama series starring AJ Lee and her pursuit for Lurve, CM Punk was doing no better than anyone else and everything was about the same level it had been for 3 years. The only thing they get is to get some company PR
telling an embellished story about how great and awesome their company is for taking the "poor, little homeless girl" and made her one of the primary focuses of the entire company. You know, the same story any wrestler working the indies often have to do in sleeping in cars and hotels traveling town to town to do indy shots, except they're not perceived as marketable and attractive and would ironically be bad PR
for the company knowing how the rest of the industry looks like.