• RAW Viewership Drops Despite Big E’s WWE Title Win, Reason Behind It
This week’s episode of RAW, which was built around Big E winning the WWE Championship, drew 1.67 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demo (which means that 556,000 viewers were in the 18-49 age group).
This is down from last week’s 1.85 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demo (which means that 670,000 viewers were in the 18-49 age group).
The drop in viewership was due to heavy competition from Week 1 of Monday Night Football.
You can check out the viewership numbers for NFL’s Monday Night Football below:
ESPN – 7.6 million viewers
ABC – 6.5 million viewers
ESPN 2 – 800,000 viewers
• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 68th birthday of Old School WWF Legend “Adorable” Adrian Adonis (Real name: Keith Franke Jr.).
Adrian Adonis formed ‘The East-West Connection’ with Jesse “The Body” Ventura and ‘The North-South Connection’ with “Dirty” Dick Murdoch, before adapting the queer gimmick of “Adorable” Adrian Adonis, which led to the legendary match with fellow WWF Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper at WrestleMania III, that resulted in Adonis getting his head shaved.
He has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, which might actually happen as part of the annual Legacy Wing inductions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
September 15, 1953 – July 4, 1988