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There's top tier sporting competition going on, MLB numbers are up huge from last year with the full season and crowds back. Monday Night Football continues to be a juggernaut actually up 3 percent in the last 10 years when RAW is down more than 60 percent. The game became a very entertaining comeback game, one of the better regular season games so far.

You combine top tier competition with one of the shabbier RAWs so far this year and its going to be a bloodbath.

That's a bottom 10 all time in total viewership and 18-49. As baseball goes on, as Monday Night Football becomes more impactful, as basketball and hockey return and heat up, we could be looking at some outrageously bad numbers this November and December. My feeling is a bottom 10 rating is only the beginning.
 

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RAW really should stop going head to head with MNF, it’s a no-win situation for them. Doesn’t help that there’s no compelling storylines going on at the moment either.
Vince: Unfortunately we are entered in another legal dispute similar to the World Wildlife Fund. The NFL is claiming the copyright Monday Night, so we are forced to become Tuesday Night Raw.
 

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It's to be expected. There was a TON of football and playoff baseball competition last night, particularly in the big California markets (where RAW took place), and a lot of viewers are gonna consider this a lull before the roster changes take effect (some of the comments here from those who didn't watch even stated as much). We'll see what happens once all of those upper-midcard male talents move over from SD, and they get some stories rolling beyond the Saudi stuff.
 

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Unsurprising. Look at it from a casual observer point of view.

- New world champion won it via a cheap cash in after spending a decade in the midcard. His first feud is with another babyface who is switching to the other brand.

- Stop start pushes for Kross (looks silly), Keith Lee (random nickname), Doudrop (annoying), Bazler (scared of a doll not so long ago), Austin Theory (who?).

- KOTR/QOTR tournaments are a total dud.

- Mustafa Ali turns heel on Mansoor. Very few care.

- Green but scary Omos beats likeable Riddle in two minutes in a throwaway match. Build towards that for six months and you might have something.

Only thing worth looking at was the women's tag match. It had a cop out finish.
 

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There's not a whole lot to keep casual fans interested, I get they're in a transition period where the new roster isn't set yet, but that's no excuse. You'd hope after the Draft that guys like Karrion Kross and Keith Lee are more prominently featured and given decent pushes over the guys like Kevin Owens and Finn Balor.
 

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not that WWE would ever do it cause of money but a good idea is to shut down after Summerslam every year and give wrestlers the fall off to heal and give writers a chance to regroup and gets things ready for the return in January(first monday of the newyear) with the countdown to Rumble and road to Wrestemania.

It also gives Fans a break and maybe they will miss it and they gain somemore when they come back in January.
 

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not that WWE would ever do it cause of money but a good idea is to shut down after Summerslam every year and give wrestlers the fall off to heal and give writers a chance to regroup and gets things ready for the return in January(first monday of the newyear) with the countdown to Rumble and road to Wrestemania.

It also gives Fans a break and maybe they will miss it and they gain somemore when they come back in January.
Or they can just stop booking the same people on every show and end the brand split.
 

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that will work to lol

to be honest its plenty of stuff they could do but refuse cause they too lazy and don't care.
Call up nearly everybody from NXT who is over 30 and been wrestling for 5 years.

Shave an hour off Raw. Shave an hour off NXT 2.0. Short term losses for long term gain.

Stop 50/50 booking and bring back bullet point promos and small team writing.

There has to be a cut off point where they get their act together.
 
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