Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Apr 2008
Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Depressingly low ratings. The fact that Cena is not moving anything is concerning. Ever since the middle of last year his ratings have not done much.
In the build-up to WrestleMania 27, his segments with The Miz and The Rock did fantastic numbers. Fast forward one year and the two were not pulling in big numbers.
It seems the Summer of Punk last year elevated Punk, but may have permanently damaged Cena as a draw. And when you choose to turn Punk heel, that turns into a bigger problem than you may imagine...
As for The Shield. Hmmm. Imagine if you have not watched Raw in a year, and whatever reason. You see two people you recognise in the main angle (Punk and Heyman) and then four people who you've never seen before (Ryback and The Shield). Are you likely to continue watching? Probably not.
Did they push Ryback too fast to the main event? Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but that is what happens when you get yourself into a situation by booking gimmick PPV's. Will he be forgotten about in a year time? This being WWE, I suspect he will...