5 Reasons WWE Raw Will Thrive Without Brock Lesnar
August 15, 2017 - WWE
WWE Raw might contend goodbye to Brock Lesnar after SummerSlam.
Lesnar’s disciple Paul Heyman has betrothed that his customer will leave WWE if he loses his Universal Championship during SummerSlam, a loyal instance of art imitating life given Lesnar’s rumored enterprise to lapse to UFC. But even if Lesnar retains his title, WWE’s proprietor part-time captivate isn’t approaching to be around most longer anyway.
According to WrestlingInc, Lesnar’s final scheduled on-screen coming for Raw is during a No Mercy pay-per-view on Sep 24th while he isn’t advertised for any of a red brand’s live events after Sep 30th, suggesting he will, during a really least, take a extensive interregnum after No Mercy. Meanwhile, there have been several reports, including ones from Sportskeeda and Pro Wrestling Sheet, saying that Lesnar will leave WWE will when his agreement expires after WrestleMania 34.
Thus, one thing is clear: Whether it’s simply for an extended deficiency or for good, Lesnar will shortly be withdrawal WWE. Of course, that’s caused many to consternation what will occur to Raw viewership, which has skyrocketed in new weeks in partial since of Lesnar. But have no fear, WWE fans. The red code will be only fine.
Here are 5 reasons Raw will flower but “The Beast.”
Raw Has Found Other Ways To Attract Fans
Raw has been means to attract fans but carrying to rest on Lesnar to do so.
The Jul 17th book of Raw, that was built around Kurt Angle divulgence that Jason Jordan was his son, attracted an normal of 3.153 million viewers for a estimable 5% boost from a prior episode. According to WrestlingNewsWorld.com, a Jun 19th book of Raw, that featured Big Cass’s heel spin on Enzo Amore as a primary offered point, resulted in a whopping 22% viewership boost and finished a seven-week widen in that a red code averaged fewer than 3 million viewers.
In other words, Raw has relied on soap opera-like controversies and mysteries to rivet fans over a past few months, that has achieved a idea of attracting viewers when a likes of Lesnar and other part-time stars are not around. Storylines built around “what ifs” and “who finished it?” dramas have worked tremendously in piquing fan seductiveness in Raw at times when Lesnar has been an absentee Universal Champion.
Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe And The Red Brand’s Strong Heels
Since WrestleMania 33, Raw has been built essentially around a tip dual heels, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe, who have consistently proven to be vital attractions during a tip of a card.
Joe categorical evented both Extreme Rules and Great Balls of Fire, and Raw viewership increasing substantially for both post-PPV episodes. Meanwhile, Joe and Strowman have grown into two of WWE’s strongest YouTube draws, with Strowman recently commanding even a likes of Lesnar and Roman Reigns with 15 videos that strike a dual million symbol during a five-month camber progressing this year. With WWE no longer publicly releasing entertain hour TV ratings, YouTube viewership is maybe a strongest indicator of either or not a sold talent is attracting fans, and both Strowman and Joe positively seem to be.
They’ve had several pound hits on YouTube in 2017, including Strowman’s conflict on Roman Reigns (14.6 million views) and Joe’s fight with Lesnar (7.8 million views), while as distant behind as Mar of this year, Strowman seemed to have a certain impact on Raw viewership. Some of a red brand’s other tip heels, like The Miz and Bray Wyatt have also been clever YouTube draws, suggesting that Raw will be only excellent but Lesnar especially since it has so many other illusory heels to build around.