When you are the champion, you are EXPECTED to appear because it just makes sense that way. People don't assume Punk or Cena aren't going to be there just because they aren't promoted on FB or twitter. The Rock may be a part-timer, but as champion, he's EXPECTED to appear since he has the top prize in his possession.
And in regards to your second paragraph which I removed from the quote, what does it even have to do with Punk? It's funny how you bring him into the conversation even though I didn't say a word about him.
That makes a change.
2nd paragraph obviously wasn't aimed directly at you.
I'd say Jericho was responsible for that gain more than Punk since he was hot with the fans after his rumble return. He even won the poll by a landslide, one that involved two huge babyfaces Orton and Rey. Jericho really shouldn't have lost that match, atleast not clean.. he was finally gaining some momentum back since his jobber streak. Stupid move to have him lose tbh. Atleast he is in a better position than christian, who got squashed by Sandow of all people iirc?
Jericho lost around 300k viewers last week with his promo. So I don't think he's as hot as you think.
No real surprises with the breakdown. Lesnar's a huge draw and bound to be in the most viewed segment.
- With RAW going from two hours to three, matches now get 33% more time and there are 33% more matches per show. The amount of wrestling per show has doubled to 78%. Those benefiting with more TV time include Heath Slater, Alberto Del Rio, Primo, Epico, Sheamus, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, John Cena, The Miz, Big Show and Dolph Ziggler. Those who have received less TV time with the switch are Tensai, Zack Ryder, David Otunga, The Great Khali and Santino Marella.