WWE News: Backstage Panic After Poor Monday Night Raw Ratings

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IJune 1, 2012

The old adage, “when it rains, it pours,” perfectly describes the problems that the WWE is suffering through these at this point in time.

Following superstar Randy Orton's suspension for his second violation of the company’s wellness policy, the WWE received some more bad news regarding the ratings for Raw SuperShow on Monday night.

With the Big Show’s path of destruction being the focal point of show, it seems the fans of the WWE didn’t respond well and apparently opted to instead change the channel.

According to F4WOnline (via WrestlingInc.com), "While Randy Orton's suspension was the big news on Wednesday, what had everyone in a panic at WWE headquarters was the low 2.7 RAW Supershow rating."

As the WWE prepares to expand Raw to create a three-hour extravaganza each week, the company—most notably the creative team—will absolutely need to improve on the poor storylines that we’ve seen over the past few weeks involving John Laurinaitis and the Big Show.

This week’s poor ratings seem to prove that depending on Show and Laurinaitis to be the main heels will likely result in more disappointing ratings and force Raw to return to its current two-hour format by the end of the year.

With the WWE getting another poor rating for their weekly flagship program, what do you think they should do to help rise above these poor ratings and get more fans to watch each Monday night?

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.