Raw Segment Featuring Hulk Hogan And Ric Flair Garnered Big Interest

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Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan seemed to have 'moved the needle' on Raw

While it’s been a while since either Ric Flair or Hulk Hogan stepped foot inside a ring to compete, the two can still be considered one of the biggest wrestling stars and this is evident from the viewership numbers of the latest episode of Raw.

This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw saw the return of Hogan and Flair and the two were featured in a special edition of the Miz TV.

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Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Radio revealed that over 500,000 fans tuned in for this segment on Raw and they tuned out after the angle featuring the two WWE Hall of Famers was over.

While the nostalgia segments on WWE Programming are known to do good numbers, it was noted that the segment setting up the first Crown Jewel match did even better than the usual segments featuring legends.

The show overall did better than usual numbers as well and this week’s episode of Raw drew an average of 2.571 million viewers which is a 16% increase from last week’s 2.210 million viewers. 

Both Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan were guests on Miz TV on this week’s season premiere episode of Raw and the two wrestling legends teased tension with each other during the angle on the show.

Their confrontation ultimately led to the announcement of a Team Flair vs. Team Hogan match for the next Saudi Arabian PPV dubbed Crown Jewel 2019 which will take place at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31.