Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2008
Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Mostly the Cena/Rock feud isn't bringing the goods. HHH/Taker actually has had a really strong build, probably the most consistent out of the main events. Jericho/Punk has been ok, but no spectacular. As Starbuck pointed out though, that's really all anyone expected out of it and that's really all WWE needs it to be. Nobody was looking for Punk or Jericho to carry this show. Sheamus vs. Bryan build has been pretty much non-existent, which is unfortunately par for the course when it comes to WHC matches.
That leaves Cena Rock. The match that was supposed to carry ratings, Wrestlemania, and business in general. This feud has felt like these guys talking past each other for some time now. We get a segment about Cena putting his nuts in Rock's face, followed by Rock calling Cena some variation of a homo. Rinse and repeat. I think that creative expects the Rock to just carry this feud by virtue of being THE ROCK, but even he needs something to work with. Even the Rock can't carry a 30 minute meandering segment about Cena's lady parts. It feels like there is no real narrative to this feud (again, compare it to HHH/HBK/Taker) and just lots of segments.
That's not to say WM won't do well. I think it will. But god help this company if they can't even make Rock vs. Cena segments seem interesting.