WWE ‘RAW’ Boston Preview: Brock Lesnar Set To Appear With Ratings Sagging
October 5, 2015 - WWE
The WWE is job in a large gun — maybe a biggest — in a midst of one of a misfortune TV ratings runs in new memories.
WWE is in Boston for “Monday Night RAW” during TD Garden where fans will be treated to an coming from luminary Brock Lesnar. The preference to bake one of Lesnar’s appearances comes only a week after a flagship show’s ratings continued to freefall.
The uncover strike a record-low in viewership final week. The Pro Wrestling Observer reported final Monday’s partial drew 3.32 million viewers. That’s a lowest series for a non-holiday book of a module given 1997. As Cageside Seats forked out, that’s compared to 13.51 million viewers for “Monday Night Football,” a yearly conflict WWE faces once football returns.
In what positively seems like an try to stop a slide, WWE announced a rubber compare between Lesnar and a Undertaker for this month’s “Hell in a Cell” pay-per-view. The build for that apparently starts Monday night after Lesnar went over on The Big Show on Saturday night in a WWE Network disdainful uncover during Madison Square Garden. It’s all partial of a lead-up that includes an Oct. 19 “RAW” with Lesnar, a Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin and Ric Flair all approaching to seem in some capacity.
In further to a singular Lesnar appearance, here’s what else WWE fans can design Monday night during TD Garden.
— Who’s subsequent for John Cena? Last week’s “RAW” saw a lapse of a U.S. Open Challenge, as Cena took on Xavier Woods of a New Day. One would imagine, uninformed off his win Saturday night over Seth Rollins and behind in his de facto hometown, Cena will have another pretension hitch Monday night. Perhaps opposite another member of a New Day? Then again, a New Day and a Dudley Boyz continue to build for an contingent tab group pretension rematch.
— Speaking of hometown kids … Sasha Banks has done a home on a behind burner given being called adult from NXT. She’ll make an coming Wednesday night on a latest “NXT Takeover” special, so she competence not be in a ring Monday night. Still, she’d get utterly a cocktail if she’s featured during all, generally given her Boston roots.
— Seeing double It’s only a matter of time before a Seth Rollins-Kane compare during “Hell in a Cell” for a WWE pretension is done official. This has been one of a weirder, some-more fabulous storylines in utterly some time, and there’s no reason to trust that won’t continue Monday night.
Finally, here’s a demeanour back to a final time WWE invaded Boston.