WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has explained why the WWE is having such low viewing numbers on Raw. It's simply down to the fact the viewer is not getting what they want.
Raw viewing figures have not been impressive over the past couple of weeks. And this is something which is making Vince McMahon angry behind the scenes, causing him to take drastic action.
In order to try and boost ratings next week, Brock Lesnar will be on Monday Night Raw and the WWE are paying him more money to work in October, the time which he would usually have a break before WrestleMania season.
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But a lot more changes are expected to happen, as it is rumored McMahon is very unhappy with the WWE creative team.
However, Ross mentioned on a recent Facebook post that the only reason why nobody is watching Raw is because the WWE isn't giving the viewers what they want to see.
He said: "Raw brought in its lowest number of viewers since the show went to 3 hours in 2012. The reason is simple. Viewers not getting what they want. Not rocket science IMO."
Maybe Ross should be brought back to manage the creative team because he seems to be able to understand what the fans what. But in the case that he doesn't, the WWE must start to take notice of their fans' desires before it is too late.
There are many things the WWE Universe would like to see on WWE programming. They would like to see people like Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, and Neville given title opportunities. The return of Superstars and personas like Daniel Bryan and Cody Rhodes.
Some fans even want to see people like Damien Sandow and Heath Slater given more opportunities on the main roster. There was even a movement on Twitter to get Slater in a match on Raw this week! That obviously failed.
And one problem that fans have highlighted recently is the fact Sting has never won a PPV match in the WWE. Essentially, this is burying the character Sting was in the past, making him worthless and leaving many fans that subscribed to the network to see Sting win very disappointed.
Overall, it is clear the WWE isn't listening to its audience, and I don't think the return of Lesnar is going to change things. The company needs to start listening to the viewers, just like Ross said.
Without the fan, there is no WWE. So start listening!
Do you think the WWE needs to give the viewers what they want? Have your say and leave a comment below...
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