Another depressing week, both in show quality and ratings.
It's bad that these ratings are for a show that followed Survivor Series, but considering how badly built up Survivor Series was this year (possibly the worst attempt at a PPV build I've ever seen, and I've been watching for over 20 years) I'm not very surprised.
LOL at people blaming Punk's celebration for not drawing when they didn't start it until the last five minutes of the show.....almost the entire last hour was taken up by Sheamus vs Sandow, Team Hell No vs Mysterio/Sin Cara, and various segments and recaps featuring AJ & Cena. Feel free to choose any one of those for being responsible for the ratings disaster.
Another thing is...remember a few weeks back when Raw had it's 2.48 rating? What were the matches on that show? I can remember two of them....Ryback vs Tensai (where he had trouble lifting Tensai up) and Cesaro vs Brodus Clay, where Cesaro (impressively) defeated Brodus with the Neutralizer. What did we get last night? Ryback vs Tensai (where he actually managed to lift Tensai up this time) and Cesaro doing the Neutralizer on Brodus again (didn't look as impressive the second time, fat fuck took most of the impact on his knees). So are they the cause for the overall ratings drop maybe?
Ryback bringing in dem ratingz, eh?
Fact is, none of them really are. The overall booking of the show full of 'same old shit, seen them 100 times before' type matches, shit storylines, very unfunny and childish comedy and mostly dull as dishwater cookie cutter characters are doing more damage to the ratings than any single wrestler by themselves ever will.