WWE played the last episode on Monday Night Raw this week inside the ThunderDome, an episode that saw several surprises and the creative team working to recover from the latest disappointing results. Last week the red brand saw one of the most disappointing ratings ever with only 1.472 million viewers and only 0.41 for the 18 to 49-year-old demographic.
During the last episode of Raw, we saw several surprises like what happened in the initial segment with Xavier Woods who sensationally beat WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, just six days after the latter's defense of the title against Kofi Kingston.
Then there was an interesting match Falls Count Anywhere tt Ricochet and John Morrison, a very pleasant match as a trailblazer at Money in the Bank and finally, the final segment which saw a detachment of The All Mighty against MVP after the latest results.
An episode that was full of surprises as well as obviously everything that is happening on the female roster.
The ratings of the last episode of Raw
Waiting for what will happen on Raw with the return of the public next week, good news arrives from the red brand for the McMahon family with this week's episode seen by 1,609 million viewers and an increase in the 18-49 range as well.
it goes from 0.41 to 0.43 on average, an excellent result after the last disappointing weeks. The NBA Finals are now close to coming to an end and both Raw and Friday Night Smackdown could take advantage of the increase for the next few weeks.
The former member of the creative team Vince Russo is not of the same opinion, who said that despite the fans there should be no improvements in the coming weeks. Russo said: "I am sure that the presence of the fans in the stands will not give the turning point that everyone hopes and in general predicts both among the WWE Universe and among the professionals."
Russo was not a big fan of the storyline and that McIntyre getting his sword back wasn't something that would pop a live crowd: "The Jinder promo in the ring, and they got the sword, and Drew's got the real sword...that's going to be a big pop? The guy took the sword a week ago, Drew somehow has the sword back and the place is going to erupt? Think about that.
We can go down this entire show and think about a live audience. I think there is almost more negative than positive."