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RAW Wrestler Takes An Indirect Shot At His WWE Status, Big Increase In RAW Viewership Because Of Mr. McMahon’s Return


• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (December 19, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Sundome in Tampa, Florida and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1988’ event.

Here is the card:

1. Randy Savage vs. Steve Lombardi

2. Ted DiBiase vs. Rick Hunter

3. Don Muraco vs. Dusty Wolfe

4. The Hart Foundation vs. Outback Jack & Omar Atlas

5. Jake Roberts vs. Brian Costello

6. Ron Bass vs. Tio Samoa

7. Koko B. Ware vs. Raul Mato

• Big Increase In RAW Viewership Because Of Mr. McMahon’s Return

This week’s episode of RAW, which featured the return of Mr. McMahon to “shake things up”, drew 2.55 million viewers.

This is up from previous week’s record all-time low of 2.19 million viewers.

Below is a comparison of viewership for this week’s 3 hour breakdown of RAW with last week’s 3 hour breakdown:

– 1st Hour

This Week: 2.72 million viewers

Last Week: 2.35 million viewers

– 2nd Hour

This Week: 2.56 million viewers

Last Week: 2.19 million viewers

– 3rd Hour

This Week: 2.37 million viewers

Last Week: 2.05 million viewers

Below are the results from this week’s RAW:

– Mr. McMahon announced the entire McMahon family would take control of Raw and SmackDown LIVE

– Kurt Angle, Apollo Crews & Raw Tag Team Champions Chad Gable & Bobby Roode def. Baron Corbin (No Disqualification Handicap Match)

– Finn Balor def. Dolph Ziggler via DQ

– Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose def. Tyler Breeze (Open Challenge) to retain the Title

– Elias smashed a guitar over Bobby Lashley’s back

– The Revival def. The Lucha House Party, AOP and The B-Team to earn a Raw Tag Team Championship Match against Bobby Roode & Chad Gable

– Natalya won a Gauntlet Match to earn a Raw Women’s Championship Match against Ronda Rousey

Below are the top 10 moments from this week’s show:

• RAW Wrestler Takes An Indirect Shot At His WWE Status

RAW wrestler Zack Ryder took an indirect shot at WWE not using him much with the following tweet:

WATCH: Liv Morgan Slaps Her Own Butt:

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