Originally Posted by Walk-In
It's a combination of all the factors that is hurting RAW:
- Monday Night Football
- Wrestling is no longer "cool" or popular.
- The booking/writing is poor & lacks continuity.
- No one has any heat.
- There aren't any stars.
- The titles don't mean anything.
- The wins/losses don't mean anything.
- The show is too long.
- People don't want their intelligence insulted.
- There aren't any fresh match-ups & WWE runs everything into the ground.
- There's no reason to watch each week. Nothing ever changes. There are no consequences or cliff hangers.
- There is no emotional investment, either positively or negatively, for anyone on the entire roster.\
- Too many ads, replays, recaps & media whoring.
The first 2 in bold existed 6 years ago and ratings were a point higher, sometimes even more. They aren't an excuse. The rest I could agree with. You forgot one: the sterile presentation/format of the show.