— Last night’s episode of Raw drew a 3.4 cable rating with 4.9 million viewers, down 7.2 percent compared to 5.34 million viewers last week. The show scored hours of 3.29 and 3.5.
The last time an entire episode of Raw averaged fewer than 5.00 million viewers was on Dec. 21.
— Tommy Dreamer posted a blog on the WWE Universe site concerning the end of ECW, specifically noting how the wrestlers tried to make WWE‘s version work, but over-riding factors made its demise inevitable.
“No matter how hard we all worked, it could never be what it was, for so many reasons, I do not want to get into,” Dreamer wrote.
He then compared WWE‘s version of ECW to the XFL, which folded after one season.
“Well lets look at what the world likes to call the WWE‘s greatest blunder the XFL. It looked like a great idea on paper. It had great network support but after the first week and great ratings, those ratings started to fall. Why? I feel the level of play. Many die hard football fans realized that there was a reason the players were not in the NFL. Maybe they just did not belong.”
— WWE returns to the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 15th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale March 20th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (Thanks to Devin Cutting)