even if he was i wouldn't be surprised that it would go back down to normal after that piss poor raw. that shit was 90 percent garbage.
no it wasn't
Punk's opening segment + Rock and Punk's promo + the Shield destroying the golden boys + Heyman and Vince's promo + Lesnar's return = GREAT show
I agree there was some unwatchable garbage like the Khali segment and that horrid Tensai and Clay dance off but it got overshadowed by the good parts of the shpw
^that badass roster^
"Every single thing you're doing right now in the wwe john , going to every show , The Rock has already done it . Every single thing you're thinking about doing , outside of the wwe , The Rock has already done it , as a matter of fact The Rock has done it better !"
To be honest, that Tensai segment pretty much has made me not ever want to stay awake for another 3 hour Raw unless it's a special occasion (WM go-home or the night after WM). When it felt like the end was nearing, I looked at the clock and there was still one hour to go.
Last night was actually a decent show, though. Punk did a good job as the whiny sore loser in the opener, Orton/Cesaro's match was alright, Cena cut a good promo followed by a funny six man brawl (fuck the Cody squash, though), Rock's championship segment, Jericho and obviously BORK and Heyman. Definitely enough to make up for the terrible stuff like the aforementioned Tensai segment.
I remember when people said that it doesn't matter for the ratings who the champion was. Well that rating puts that debate to rest.
It really doesn't in the long-term. Short-term? Sure. Yeah, the fallout of the second biggest PPV of the year plus the end of Punk's 434 day title reign and Rock's first title reign in 10 years got a huge number overall, but as mentioned earlier the Raw after Rumble last year got a huge number as well, and then things went back to normal (and Punk was champion at that Raw). So unless Rock being champion keeps things at this level, the debate isn't put to rest.
Grabbing mothers around the world with neon claws since 1993.
Why is everyone nuthugging the Rock here as if putting the belt on him is the only reason they popped a better rating this week? Do you not know that the ratings always go up in between RR and WM every year no matter who's on the show? did any one of you even bother to look at the Raw rating after the RR last year?
Last year's Raw rating after Royal Rumble, without Rock as champion, was a 3.55. This year's with Rock as champion and on the show was a 3.60.. virtually identical. You were saying?
Last edited by Annihilus : 01-29-2013 at 08:01 PM.