Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Batista/Randy Orton/Cena/Triple as champions 3 years ago was doing 4.0's regularly. CM Punk as champ = 2.5.-2.7 ..
Compare Punk to those 4 aforementioned guys and you can see why.
Push Orton, Sheamus, Del Rio and Barrett along with Cena as the top guys in the company and the ratings will instantly go up. People want to see men fight, not boys (Punk).
Also, I guess nobody gives a fuck about The Shield except the online marks. Make a brand split and put Ziggler, Bryan, Punk, Ambrose and co. on Smackdown, and the wrestlers the casuals want to see on Raw. That way, Raw will get both the casuals and the internet marks, as they will watch regardless.
Unlike all you geeks, I have real life friends, 8 of whom casually watch wrestling. All of whom were watching from Royal Rumble up to Extreme Rules, while legitimately none of them are watching right now as they all phased out through the year. Reason: all of them are tired of CM Punk. That's enough first-hand evidence for me to know that it's Punk who is killing the show. I think even Big Johnny Laurinaitis was a bigger draw than Punk.
Last edited by WashingtonD; 12-04-2012 at 11:54 PM.