WWE Over the Limit 2012

WWE News: How Did the Most Recent Episode of Raw SuperShow Do in the Ratings?

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IMay 9, 2012

On the April 30 edition of Raw SuperShow, the WWE was riding high as they came off a great pay-per-view in Extreme Rules that saw John Cena win a bloody battle with Brock Lesnar in their Extreme Rules match.

The following night, Lesnar was not done as he attacked WWE COO Triple H with his dangerous Kimura submission hold, effectively breaking the arm of the Game in the process.

At the end of the show, we saw John Laurinaitis, with the help of Lord Tensai, attack John Cena  and his injured left arm in addition to setting up a match between the two at Over the Limit.

With the most recent episode featuring the return of former ECW owner Paul Heyman as Brock Lesnar’s legal adviser, what kind of number did this week’s edition of Raw SuperShow receive, as we’re just less than two weeks away from the next pay-per-view?

From WrestlingInc.com:

This week's episode of WWE RAW garnered a 3.0 rating with 4.31 million viewers. It was down considerably from last week's episode, which scored a 3.3 rating with 4.88 million viewers.

After a great episode collecting the aftermath of Extreme Rules last week, it was almost a given this week’s episode would suffer from a ratings drop as Brock Lesnar and Triple H weren’t in attendance and John Cena appeared only via a satellite interview with Michael Cole.

With matches like the handicap match main event featuring CM Punk against Lord Tensai and Daniel Bryan, the WWE could have done a better job on this week’s episode to help build up the match between Bryan and Punk at Over the Limit.

Unlike sort of dropping the ball with Punk and Bryan, the WWE did do a good job with changing the World Heavyweight Championship match between Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio by adding Randy Orton and Chris Jericho at the next pay-per-view.

With the addition of Chris Jericho to the World Heavyweight Championship match, it would be great for the company to just go ahead and do away with the Brand Extension as any separation between the two brands is pretty much non-existent these days.

After failing to match their numbers from the April 30 edition of Raw SuperShow, what did you think of the most recent episode of Raw Monday night that has seen its ratings take a bit of a dive?


Chris Humphrey is a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. You can ask him any question regarding the WWE or any other topic that crosses your mind on either his Facebook or Twitter page.

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