As we wrote about earlier, Vince McMahon is scheduled to appear on Monday Night Raw and WWE says he will be there to “shake things up.” McMahon’s appearance is a reaction to the ratings decline.
McMahon apparently has something big in mind for next month that he believes will get people interested in the product again. Bryan Alvarez talked about this today on Wrestling Observer Live.
Alvarez said, “for those of you that hate Raw, all I can do is tell you that the belief within WWE is that…take this for what it’s worth. They believe it’s all turning around in January. Apparently, they’ve got some sort of idea and they think it’s all turning around in January and that the ratings in January are gonna be good again and the show is gonna be better and something big is gonna happen.”
Alvarez cautioned everyone to be careful with speculation. “Of course, everybody is going to be speculating all sorts of crazy things [like] The Young Bucks, this and that. Don’t get your hopes up for that stuff everybody.”
Alvarez continued, “they seem to believe that starting in January, this thing is turning around.”
For WWE’s sake, they should hope that things turn around next month because the Royal Rumble is the official start of WrestleMania season and they need ratings to be up so they can sell Mania to more people.
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