That right there is all the proof you need. Even after a week long promotion through social media and other means, the WWE CHAMPION draws THE LOWEST QUARTER OF THE ENTIRE YEAR(I'm pretty sure it is). Hell even Ryback/JTG outdrew him by gaining 63,000 viewers over the shitty first quarter. Ryback is becoming a big TV draw.
I still dont understand WHY CM PUNK DESERVES TO BE THE LONGEST REIGNING CHAMPION IN YEARS? He clearly does not draw. What else has he done to deserve this massive push? Suck on Vince Mcmahon/Triple H's dick backstage? It use to be when the prestigious title was given only to the wrestler who could draw fans in thousands, when the wrestlers actually earned the title but now punk has completely killed the credibility of the championship.
Oh man, I love people like you who open their mouths without having the least idea of what they're talking about.
That 2.60 quarter hour is NOT the lowest of the year. Have a gander at this:
Memorial Day Raw
In the segment breakdown, Santino Marella vs. Alberto Del Rio lost 733,000 viewers from the opener, which is very bad for that spot in the show. That did a low 2.52 quarter-hour rating
. Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger gained 67,000 viewers while a segment with John Laurinaitis and CM Punk for WWE '13 gained 356,000 viewers.
Punk vs. Daniel Bryan lost 30,000 viewers for a 2.79 quarter-hour rating in the 10pm timeslot - which is a bad number for that point in the show. The post-match segment with Kane plus The Miz vs. Christian lost 13,000 more viewers.
A backstage segment with Laurinaitis, Eve Torres, Teddy Long and David Otunga plus an interview with The Miz and John Cena's Memorial Day video lost 342,000 viewers for a 2.53 quarter-hour rating
. Sheamus vs. David Otunga gained 116,000 viewers. The final segment of the night where Big Show took out R-Truth, Kingston and Brodus Clay gained 436,000 viewers and did a 2.91 overrun rating.
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Backed up by Meltzer.
Oh and here's another:
Go home show to Extreme Rules
In the segment breakdown, the opener with John Cena, Edge and the contract signing that never happened started the show with a low 2.50 quarter-rating. Chris Jericho vs. Kofi Kingston lost 73,000 viewers from the opener while Jericho’s promo, Brock Lesnar & CM Punk videos plus the segment with Eve Torres and John Laurinaitis gained 52,000 viewers. Lord Tensai vs. R-Truth lost 3,000 viewers. Kane’s segment and Randy Orton putting Paul Bearer into the freezer gained 865,000 viewers – which were the WWE fans tuning into RAW at the normal time of 9pm EST.
Alberto Del Rio and Cody Rhodes vs. The Great Khali and Big Show gained 195,000 viewers while the backstage segment with Jericho, Laurinaitis, Eve and Teddy Long talking about CM Punk being drunk lost 112,000 viewers. Nikki Bella winning the Divas Title from Beth Phoenix gained 437,000 viewers, which can be seen as a big surprise. The field sobriety test in the ring with CM Punk gained 270,000 viewers to a 3.63 quarter-rating, which is one of the best quarters in a while.
Wow, would you look at that. A segment featuring EDGE and JOHN CENA, the WWE's golden boy, drew a 2.50 quarter hour. Why, the 2.60 Punk and Big Show drew looks like Wrestlemania 3 in comparison. And what's that...why I do believe Punk and Jericho drew a 3.63 quarter hour rating, which was one of the best in a while at that point in time. Well what do you know?
Want more facts? Fatal Four Way, the PPV in 2010 drew 143,000 buys. The main event? Sheamus vs Cena vs Edge vs Orton. No PPV Punk has headlined has drawn that low. In fact, the next lowest buyrate I found was Vengeance 2011 with 121,000. The main event? John Cena vs ADR.
So if Punk is this giant ratings drain, how is it that 2 segments featuring John Cena drew even lower than this one with Punk, which you incorrectly claimed was the lowest of the year? And how is it that 2 of the lowest grossing PPVs have been main evented by people all other than Punk, and at times when Punk wasn't even the champion? You obviously follow the ratings to a T. Your logic stipulates that John Cena is actually a ratings drain as well. There's the proof above. At the same time, Punk is not. So in the face of proof, I'm guessing you're still going to dismiss it and claim Punk is this scourge. This means that you're not only blind, but stubborn as well. You're a biased individual who simply doesn't like CM Punk for one reason or another. Thus, you will shun logic and proof that speaks contrary to your opinion in order to prove to yourself more than anyone that you're right. Its actually really pathetic, and makes everything you say come across as nothing more than verbal diarrhea.
Oh and in case you also haven't clued into another fact, the WWE title stopped being given to wrestlers who were proven they could draw a long time ago. Sheamus, Miz...hell, look at Dull Rio's 2 terrible reigns in the fall.