The decline of WWE’s ratings with their television shows, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live, has been a hot topic over the past few months.
This week’s Raw pulled in 2.521 million viewers, up from 2.349 million the previous week while SmackDown did 1.983 million viewers, which is up from 1,827 million the previous week.
Ray spoke about WWE’s recent ratings decline on the latest edition of Busted Open Radio. According to the tag team legend, he thinks WWE has set the bar so high when it comes to star power and listed Rock, Steve Austin, Undertaker, Triple H, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and John Cena as megastars.
“There are no mega-stars right now and they are what always carried WWE. Right now we have stars but none of those megastars. That is going to affect them going forward I don’t know if they have anyone that is really over. It’s not about one person anymore. It’s becoming about WWE. You come to see WWE. You used to come to see Cena, The Rock, Austin.“
As for the solution, he thinks having megastars put over the younger stars would help WWE’s problems. He brought up instead of doing Goldberg vs. Taker, have Finn Balor beat Taker and go over to raise his stock as a star. You can listen to the clip by clicking on the player below:
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) May 20, 2019