It is no secret that television ratings have been in a decline for WWE over the years. When asked about that recently, Vince McMahon downplayed its importance. He stated that other television shows on the USA Network are seeing similar declines, some having larger declines than Monday Night Raw. McMahon also stated that times have changed, as a lot of people are no longer watching television like they used to because we are now in a digital age.
February 11, 2016
Since he was spotted wearing a cast over his arm, the internet wrestling community was quite curious as to how Sheamus was doing. Reports have now surfaced that the cast was simply a precaution. The former world heavyweight champion is dealing with tendon issues in one of his arms. WWE still has plans on using him on television, but he's not going to be very active because they don't want to risk not having him at Wrestlemania.
January 28, 2016
As some of you may already know, Rosa Mendes has been away from Monday Night Raw because she is currently pregnant. She recently noted that she was the first pregnant diva that WWE has employed. Many backstage believe that Rosa would have been released from her contract had Total Divas not been in existence. World Wrestling Entertainment felt that her pregnancy would be good for their reality television show.
January 22, 2016
Earlier today, WWE issued an official announcement about the death of Iron Mike Sharpe at the age of 64. No cause of death has been reported at this point in time. Billing himself as the greatest athlete from Canada, Sharpe spent time in both the NWA and WWF, where he was memorably a jobber on the weekly television shows. Iron Mike spent some time training wrestlers after his retirement. His students include Charlie Haas.
January 18, 2016
While it wasn't a very well known thing, Konnor was on the sidelines with what is believed to be a jaw injury of some sort. The Ascensions member recently made his return to WWE and is back on the road again. The belief is that he should be back on Monday Night Raw soon. Management isn't interested in pushing the tandem, however, so he might not be back on television right away.
January 10, 2016
Since she has not worked a televised match in a while, rumors started floating around that Sasha Banks had an undisclosed injury. The WWE diva decided to respond to those allegations personally. Through social media, Sasha bemoaned the existence of such rumors, which implies that she is healthy enough to work matches. No word yet on when Banks will be booked for another television match.
January 9, 2016
For those that missed Monday Night Raw, WWE put together a new stable called the Social Outcasts, and it features Adam Rose, Bo Dallas, Heath Slater and Curtis Axel. Since the four of them are pretty close to the bottom of the ladder, it would require a great deal of support from the audience in order for management to even consider giving them a push. Most of the time, these guys have trouble getting on television.
January 5, 2016
Since his appearances in Sisters and Daddy's Home have been well received, there are reports that John Cena will be receiving more offers from Hollywood executives to make appearances in television shows and movies. The success of his upcoming reality television show will also determine how much time he spends away from WWE. Cena is expected to take these offers to help bring more exposure to the company.
December 30, 2015