Below are some top WWE news stories of the day:
– This week’s episode of RAW, which was main evented by Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Rodriguez for the Women’s World Championship (which featured the WWE return of Nia Jax), drew 1.35 million viewers with a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demo.
This was down from last week’s 1.70 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demo.
This week’s viewership was the second lowest viewership in the history of RAW, only drawing more than a “Best Of” episode from December 26th 2022, which drew 1.07 million viewers with a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demo.
RAW faced heavy competition from Monday Night Football on ESPN and ABC, which drew 22.6 million viewers.
Below is the hourly viewership and ratings breakdown for this week’s RAW:
Hour 1 – 1.37 million viewers with a 0.38 rating
Hour 2 – 1.40 million viewers with a 0.43 rating
Hour 3 – 1.29 million viewers with a 0.40 rating
– As we have reported before, LA Knight has been negotiating a new contract with WWE, and word going on is that they are negotiating a 5-year deal.
According to Fightful Select, the two sides are far apart on money and they haven’t agreed to a new deal yet, and it doesn’t appear imminent, but they’ll keep negotiating.
Another source noted that LA’s mega push isn’t tied to a new contract, as contracts of multiple WWE stars are coming up and they are still getting pushed.
– The following WWE Executives received bonuses as a result of the closing of Endeavor’s acquisition of the company, creating TKO Group Holdings with WWE & UFC:
Nick Khan: $15 Million
Kevin Dunn: $7 Million
Triple H: $5 Million
Frank Riddick: $5 Million
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