Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Holy fucking hell Big Johnny lol. Jesus Christ!! DEM NUMBERZ. I don't know whether to shake my head or congratulate them tbh. I mean give them their props here, they actually seemed to have created a character that people want to see. This isn't Cena or HHH who when given a big angle are expected to pull numbers like this and do. This is John Fucking Laurinaitis and now he seems to be able to pull numbers like this on his lonesome. That deserves credit at least.
The problem though and it is a glaring problem, yet again they've focused on a non-wrestler. Remember Michael Cole last year? Didn't his segments draw over a million viewers at one time too? You want to know why WWE have no heels? It's because they invest all their time and effort into creating guys like Big Johnny and Cole instead, guys who the fans hate but guys who aren't actually wrestlers and therefore can't be cashed in on in the long run. It's daft and makes no sense but there you have it, it's WWE in a nutshell.
I still don't think this is a good sign for OTL on Sunday though. Also, instead of the holding pattern WWE had for a while there where they were having steady gains across the board. Now they have reverted back to the old way of big opener, loss, loss, loss, big 10pm, loss, loss, loss, big overrun. They've made zero progress and while Johnny is pulling numbers like this now, you have to wonder how long it will last.
HHH/Heyman did alright. Punk/Bryan did shit. I'm willing to bet a lot of people don't even know they're having a match on Sunday tbh. Orton/Jericho gaining was nice for them. And Big Johnny trumps them all. Madness.