Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jun 2004
Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
These numbers don't surprise me... people basically tuned in for the beginning and the end to see what's happening in the main event. While there were some minor glimmers of building the card elsewhere, it was overshadowed by a sense of malaise and lack of pace that just made most segments feel boring and not worth the time. This might be the three hours kicking in and just really hurting the show overall.
Right now, I just don't know what the WWE will do to try and right the ship. It's clear their style of wrestling isn't working to maintain interest, let alone build upon itself. That is a scary trend. It's like they are wearing blinders and refuse to accept they might just have to go with "unproven" guys over who they think is a star... or worse, the fact that the 80s face/heel dynamic just doesn't work anymore. You can't paint by numbers anymore and I think the ratings are reflecting the WWE's failure to cope with that fact.
Thanks for the wonderful memories Ultimate Warrior... happy you got to be recognised as the legend you are before you went. Rest in peace