Backstage News on CM Punk’s Status, RAW Viewership Down, More

– Monday night’s episode of WWE RAW from Chicago was the most-watched show on cable for the night, doing a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. This week’s show averaged 4.576 million viewers, down just a bit from last week’s 4.661 million viewers with Hulk Hogan’s return. The first hour drew 4.672 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.620 million viewers and the third hour drew 4.438 million viewers.

– Jerry Lawler said on RAW that the Batista vs. Daniel Bryan match was their first time facing each other but they wrestled on RAW back in May of 2010.

– It was pitched at one point to have Bad News Barrett come out and do a “bad news” segment on CM Punk at Monday night’s RAW in Chicago but it was nixed.

– There are people within WWE that feel CM Punk is probably not coming back and that he’s mentally done with wrestling. We’ll have more on this later.

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  • allan

    he use to have such a passion , i watched him wrestle homicide in a strip club for most likely like 20 bucks and he loved it… stupid wwe they work them to death and destory there passion

    • Negatist

      I really hope WWE didn’t cool the passion of CM Punk, one of the very best there ever was…

  • Peter Whitney

    I really wish they pulled the trigger on the Bad News Barrett idea

  • Mikeyxbox

    I think a lot of it is just the body breaking down, and not allowing him time to heal properly. Having him wrestle multiple times in handicap matches against The Shield sure didn’t help. Of course a lot of those we didn’t even see, as they were house shows.