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WHAT COULD DROP RAW UNDER A MILLION VIEWERS, WOULD VINCE RATHER HAVE AEW OR NXT BEAT RAW IN THE RATINGS, CODY’S OPEN CHALLENGES AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2020-07-26 10:00:00

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I like these open challenge matches Cody has every week but I feel that one of these non-AEW guys should beat him for the title or take him to a draw so the match outcomes don’t feel so predictable. What are you thought on the open challenges? 

I enjoy them and down the road, sure that should happen.  Right now though I am OK with how they are doing it.

Is there any word on when the WWE will be inducting this year's Hall of Fame class? Thank you very much.

At present, nope.  My hunch is that they will skip it this year due to the pandemic and hopefully get to do it next April.

Can you see a scenario in the near future in which RAW or Smackdown viewership drops below 1m viewers?

Sure, lack of interest is always a possibility.  Beyond that, Raw has been free falling for a while now, against no competition.  They are already down around 1.6M viewers.  MLB came back last week and the first game drew over 4 million fans.  It showed how starved for sports people are.  They have a very short season so unlike usual, even game means a lot.  Hockey and the NBA come back later this week and they too will be in scenarios where every game matters.  They will be competition for WWE.  And in less than two months, unless something changes, the NFL will be back on Monday nights.  So Raw will be under pressure and if one of them is going under a million viewers I think it will be them.

What do you think would be worse in Vince McMahon’s eyes? AEW viewership beats Raw, or NXT viewership beats Raw? On one hand the new start up company less than a year in has leapfrogged his flagship show, on the other hand his development brand that he plucks his superstars from does.

AEW beating him would be worse.  At least with NXT he could say WWE owns it and its their brand.  AEW would be a beatdown of WWE.

How did the WWE Women's Division become more entertaining than the WWE Men's Division?

It was given the chance to show how good it can be.  I also think Vince McMahon exerts less influence on it, which is a good thing.

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