RAW Rating, Ambrose Meets With WWE Doctors

– Monday’s RAW Supershow drew a 3.1 cable rating and averaged 4.29 million viewers. This is down from last week (3.43 rating with 5.01 million viewers) and has to be a disappointing number, with the show heavily focused around the Brock Lesnar vs John Cena feud.

– FCW star Dean Ambrose tweeted a photo of scars on his back and said he met with WWE doctors on Tuesday morning –

“Fun morning trying to explain gross barbwire scars and excessive nerve damage to #wwe doctors,#thanksmick”

Ambrose has been feuding with Mick Foley since WrestleMania weekend when he confronted Foley at a Miami hotel [VIDEO] and got in his face, blaming him for badly damaging the wrestling industry and its competitors with his hardcore style. Ambrose has been ranting about Foley on Twitter – click here see what he wrote.

Comment below and tell us what you think about the Ambrose – Foley feud.

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

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  • GreatRedBeard

    After that tag match, I desperately wanted Ambrose to come out and confront Mick Foley. I can’t help but feel like WWE missed out on a great opportunity there. But as long as this feud makes it onto television sooner rather than later, I’ll be happy.

    • http://twitter.com/FlipCity1017 Jager1017

      idk who this ambrose guy is, ’cause quite frankly, i have a lot of other things going on in my life, but i’ve gathered he isn’t a fan of the hardcore style.. so maybe this monday he’ll be out during the punk/ henry match.. or at the very latest extreme rules.. that would make sense anyway

      • thaShowstoppa

        The guy wrestled in CZW, so I’d say ‘he isn’t a fan of the hardcore style’ isn’t quite accurate. 

        • mrchopper

          Dean Ambrose never wrestled in CZW because he’s a WWE-only character – Moxley did. You have to see Ambrose as completely new territory.

          I think it’s an interesting angle from WWE on this one because they’re essentially having this character dump on the Attitude Era, having been building it up for the past however many weeks (Taker vs HHH w/ blood in HIAC, Rock beating PG Cena, Extreme Rules coming up, Brock returning, etc).

          All the while, with a guy who’s in no small part based his living off violent wrestling. Like I say, it’s certainly interesting.

  • pwnez

    Wow, 3.1…that’s a smack in the face. I thought it would at least be a 3.4 again. Their really isn’t any excuses for this.

    Ambrose can take some mean bumps. I can’t wait to see him perform. He’s one of the few guys from CZW who can actually wrestle and be entertaining in the ring. 

    • cappa37

      Explanation: Internet Killed the Television.

      • IKeepsit100

        I keep trying to explain to these guys….internet streaming takes away A FUCKING LOT of those viewers from Cable. I see almost 3,000 to 20,000 people PER stream/site watching mondays and PPVs. 

        • pwnez

          …And how did you come up with those numbers? 3,000 to 20,000 is a big gap, my friend.

          • FOLEY_is_GOD

            They always gotta find some excuse. The program still sucks even though I love Lesnar. I didn’t bother watching RAW. 

          • pwnez

            The thing is he makes a point, the internet does take some ratings but I don’t see it taking that much. PPVs I can understand because alot of people aren’t going to pay 49.95+ for a 3 hour show. 3,000-20,000 is pretty specific and I don’t see it being that high.

            We’ve seen the ratings go to 3.6 and up before so it’s not like you can use the internet as a reason for the most part. Maybe people just weren’t as interested in Lesnar as we thought.

          • IKeepsit100

            JustinTV,if you ever heard of that website…back in the day it wasn’t being patrolled for copyright infringement. Whenever RAW or Smackdown was to AIR on live TV….there were about 10-20 different streams(host) filled with more then 3,000 and up viewers(watchers). Imagine (times) all the streaming websites you can find just by typing RAW or a PPV stream online on GOOGLE.

          • Elgwyn

            Actually, that is kinda true, pwnez! I used to work for a website that provides live stream and delayed telecast of both TNA and WWE shows. I have accessed of the website’s stats and it garnered nearly 17,000 hits for WM 26. The number is worldwide. It’s just totally crazy. No wonder why live Raws are going downward spiral in terms of ratings. 

          • pwnez

            I know the PPV streaming numbers will be high but I don’t see that many people streaming raw. Either way I don’t think it could be hurting the ratings that badly seeing that we’ve gotten ratings in the 3.6’s before.

          • IKeepsit100

             I said PER site…I’m not going to go into details cause that is just setting myself up for failure if you get my drift….I get around(that is all i gotta say).

          • pwnez

            I’m just saying those numbers were pretty exact…

        • CleverNameTaken

          Eh, that would probably add up to only a couple hundred thousand (at the most) from the televised program.  That’s really not too much when WWE programs attract millions otherwise.

        • Bushwald Sexyface

          Nobody’s streaming Raw. It’s on USA, not HBO. Streaming PPVs? Sure. Raw? Hell no. 

          20k to 30k per stream site? LMFAO. 

          • thaShowstoppa

            For the popular ones, yes, that’s very feasible, not just stream sites, but ones that post replays immediately. 

          • Bushwald Sexyface

            Oh, I have no doubt people catch Raw after the fact. 20k to 30k streams per site? 90% of those sites would crash easily. That doesn’t even matter though. I highly doubt there are 20 to 20k people streaming Raw live, in total. 

        • thaShowstoppa

          People usually watching Raw streams are from other countries who don’t get Raw live, since people overseas don’t affect the ratings of American TV, your point is largely irrelevant. 

  • WolfGang

    Wonder why it was so low? Guess the WM buzz already died :(

  • wwetnadudez

    Um..was anything else on last monday? Raw has no reason to get a 3.1, while Brock Lesner is away, what did little kids tune out as soon as they saw the blood on the show?

    • Attitude001

      Lmfaoo the little kids probably think Brock is Cena’s brother and questioning themselves who is this guy ? The opening was great but then it started getting gay especially with the stooges , and the hulk hogan thing was stupid , you can even hear the crowd booing. Plz WWE no more celebrities and little kid skits

      • BrahmaBullRKO

        As stupid as the whole Stooges bit was, I give that one guy props for sounding EXACTLY like Hulk Hogan. He did a great impression.

  • Elgwyn

    I think it’s just natural that the ratings went down. It’s way passed Mania and I think the kids slept early coz they saw what happened to Cena. Besides, it’s too early to judge the ratings. Old guys will be back sooner or later to see Lesnar. 

  • http://twitter.com/Vince193 Vince Alvarado

    thats what happens when u close the show with cena instead of ur wwe championship

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      • BitchPwnez

        You Sir, are an Fucking Idiot!

    • IKeepsit100

      Sorry to say but that is totally not the problem.

  • aj2345

    If the number was that with Cena being in the feud, how much lower do you think it would go vs. the rest of the roster?

  • http://twitter.com/dansingsbuzz Daniel

    it was a shitty raw that had only 1 good segment (the opening) everything else was crap. even the jericho/punk promo was dragged on for way too long

  • Shahdsports

    Dean will desroy foley thats all 

  • Edub76

    That just simply means 3/4s of a million were smart enough to see and know that Lesner sucks ass!

  • Bushwald Sexyface

    Exactly what I’ve been saying. It won’t matter who they bring in anymore. The days of 3.5+ are over. The night after RR, SS, and WM will pop a rating but thats it anymore. 

    People don’t care about tuning in to Raw as much as they used to. They know they can watch it later or whatever. It’s no longer a “cant miss” wrestling show.

    • http://twitter.com/AJCampbellNYG Andrew Campbell

      I think wrestling as a whole is just declining in popularity. That’s the main reason for the low ratings IMO. Also, WWE has done alot of damage to themselves over the years by feeding their audiences a crappy product for so long that alot of the adult audience has just given up on the product.

      • Bushwald Sexyface

        I honeslty don’t believe wrestling has declined at all in popularity. Not when the population is increasing more and more each year and thousands upon thousands of new fans (in children) are coming along. 

        I don’t think the product is the main issue either. The ratings have been on a steady decline for the past decade. There’s more choices on TV than 10 years ago. There’s the internet which is much bigger than even 10 years ago. There’s DVR and Youtube so people know they can miss the show and watch it immediately afterwards or whenever it fits in their schedules. 

        One thing I would like to know is how many of the young fans are tuning in and decide to tune away if they don’t like John Cena as the guy. 15 years ago, there was a variety of top stars to cheer for. You had Austin, Rock, Hunter, Taker, Jericho, Angle, Benoit, Guerrero, Mysterio, and all of the top tag teams to get behind. These days, it’s Cena plus Punk and Orton. 

        If the problem was the product, I think you’d see major drops in attendance at Raw and the PPVs along with major drops in revenue.

  • Tlsxoxo

    Brock doesn’t equal ratings , he brought in PPV buys for UFC cause he had the most personality , ufc doesn’t have anyone else that could match his showmanship. In the WWE everyone has a large personality even the people who suck. Cena can’t keep carring the shows by himself , more superstars should get on his level.

  • Prophetless

    Hopefully Vince looks at these declining ratings of both shows at some point, sooner than later, and realizes that making Clown Shoes the GM of both shows was a big mistake. He needs to be pulled from TV. He has no place being on TV as boring as he is and as much as he screws up his lines. I called a ratings drop a few weeks ago if Team Johnny won that match. Even all that hype of Brock Lesnar’s return last week didn’t help ratings which shows that something is very wrong with the product and something needs to be done about it.

  • ProgressNow2012

    HA what a shocker, when you put an idiot for a GM

  • Shashy626

    I’m sorry but that it just too funny; a lower rating than last week!? What the heck do they have to do to reach higher figures? Worrying times :/

    • Shashy626

      Thinking about it, i guess with RAW being so readily available on other websites people feel like they no longer need to tune in live. That being said however, the programme should be so good that it’s drawing people in and making them come back, just as 24 and the mad dogs series did for me. I gave up everything that night, just to make sure i could watch the next episode and WWE just doesn’t do that for me right now.

  • The Reviewer

    no Rock, Ratings drop………….

    • pwnez

      The last four raws before WrestleMania 28 weren’t high numbers and the Rock was one all of those shows. I believe they were around 3.0 and 3.3. 

      • http://twitter.com/AJCampbellNYG Andrew Campbell

        Yeah, but in the quarter hour ratings breakdown for each segment on those episodes, The Rock’s segments always gained back the 200,000+ viewers that are lost by the mid-card and divas matches. I think a match between Punk and Miz lost something like 150,000  viewers on one of those episodes and that was a main event match.

        Rock and Cena’s segments were the biggest ratings draws leading into ‘Mania, it’s mostly the mid-card matches that lets down the overall show ratings-wise.

        • CleverNameTaken

          By that same logic I will guarantee you that Brock Lesnar was just as much of a ratings draw as the rock.  One again, I’m pretty sure that the midcard/divas are dragging down the ratings; now only more so due to the lack of their Wrestlemania story lines.

          • http://twitter.com/AJCampbellNYG Andrew Campbell

            I wouldn’t say Lesnar is as big as The Rock as a ratings draw. But I would definitely say that Lesnar is a pretty big PPV draw. He demonstrated that during his time in the UFC.

            I’m pretty sure the opening segment to RAW must have garnered a decent amount of viewers because it is probably one of the best openings segments a person could ask for to open an episode of RAW. It’s most likely the following matches that let the overall show down. I’m pretty sure Otunga wrestling in the main event didn’t help either.

  • Franll2507

    No surprise here. This past RAW was actually pretty boring except for Lesnar little segments