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Former WWE Champion Not Returning For Royal Rumble 2018, Raw Viewership For This Week Revealed

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• Raw Viewership For This Week Revealed

This week’s episode of Raw, which featured the return of Universal Champion Brock Lensar, drew 2.79 million viewers. This is up from previous week’s 2.68 million viewers.

Below are the results:

– Raw General Manager Kurt Angle revealed Brock Lesnar’s opponent for Royal Rumble 2018

– Seth Rollins def. Jason Jordan

– Finn Bálor & Hideo Itami def. The Miztourage

– Cedric Alexander def. Drew Gulak to earn the right to challenge Enzo Amore for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

– Asuka def. Alicia Fox

– Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus & Samoa Joe def. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan

– “Woken” Matt Hardy presented the battlefield of “The Great War”

– The Revival def. Heath Slater & Rhyno

– Elias declared for the 2018 Royal Rumble Match

– Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon announced the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match

Below are the top 10 moments from the show:

• Former WWE Champion Not Returning For Royal Rumble 2018

Former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio and WWE officials were having talks for a possible return for Mysterio a while back. This began speculation that Mysterio could be returning for Royal Rumble 2018.

Dave Meltzer recently addressed this situation and noted that talks between Mysterio and WWE are no longer going on and that Mysterio has some other non-WWE plans for the coming months.

Meltzer noted that Mysterio would return to WWE if he was offered a $3 million per year deal, but that most probably won’t be the case.

It should be noted that only 4 WWE stars got paid more than $3 million in 2016. Below is the list:

– Roman Reigns ($3.5 Million)

– Triple H ($3.8 Million)

– John Cena ($8 Million)

– Brock Lesnar ($12 Million)

        
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