Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
You know what the big problem with Raw this week was? That it was so all over the place with everyone that even CM Punk wasn't the focus of the show like he was last week. This week the show revolved around nothing, except maybe the whole AJ/Trainer shit that was never going to go anywhere and promoting JR's appreciation night for the first 2 hours. There was no real focus on anything throughout the show, and that made the show suffer greatly. That, and the fact the quality of the stuff was absolutely terrible. Punk/JR had a great promo, but it really didn't go anywhere and was a weaker version of last week's Punk/Foley promo. Sandow/Sheamus was good but the ending sucked and the debate between Sheamus and Show was awful.
If anything, this shows just what a mistake it was to keep Cena at the top of the mountain all the years and not build up any new stars who could be at that level. And if it looked like they were going to, something fucked it up. Jeff Hardy? He fucked himself over and left. CM Punk? Already explained that in the past week. Randy Orton? A horrible booking choice at WM25 cost him all his momentum and he lost his chance being in Cena's league as a star/draw. Wade Barrett/Nexus? Cena destroyed Barrett, Barrett lost all the heat he had and the potential at being the top heel of the company now, and Nexus was destroyed by Cena/Orton in both versions. And because of all this, if Cena goes down WWE has no one to keep up the numbers. Rock has movies. Lesnar only has a limited number of dates. Taker's shape is too poor at this point in his life to compete consistently. HHH has become fully corporate and has problems at performing at a top level himself. Cena's the only guy right now they have to keep the show afloat due to their terrible bookings, including the summer of Punk last year, and now they're paying for it.
God forbid Cena get injured, WWE is fucked unless they create a new top level star fast. Sheamus isn't there yet. Ryback I truly think will cease having any allure once his undefeated streak is gone, and Punk has turned heel and even if he turned face again, I can't see him being the top face anymore. Randy's chances are over, and there's no one else even remotely close.
I'm watching you...