One night after winning the 2019 Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins selected Brock Lesnar as his WrestleMania 35 opponent as the stage is set for what should be another strong David vs. Goliath matchup for Lesnar.
Ronda Rousey continued her winning ways in singles action with a victory over Bayley in an open challenge for the Raw Women’s Championship, but the bigger story was Rousey getting noticeably flustered by intense #NerdRage as fans in the Talking Stick Resort Arena vociferously booed her and chanted for Becky Lynch. Lynch would later make a surprise appearance and challenge Rousey for a WrestleMania match.
Whether it’s the rise of hardcore fans the night after a Big Four pay-per-view, or fans reacting to reports that Rousey could be on her way out of WWE, this was easily Rousey’s most negative reception of her entire WWE run.
Raw viewership dipped 10% last week despite limited competition as first-to-third hour viewership declined to record proportions.
|Air Date||WWE Raw Viewership|
|January 21, 2019||2.462 million viewers|
|January 14, 2019||2.722 million viewers|
|January 7, 2019||2.324 million viewers|
|December 31, 2018||1.968 million viewers|
|December 24, 2018||1.775 million viewers|