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But most significantly, this week’s RAW drew the bottom viewership in WWE’s historical past. The earlier lowest viewership was recorded on December 14, 2020 episode, which drew 1.526 million viewers.

The July 5 episode of RAW was tied with final week and the December 14, 2020 present with the bottom 18-49 key demo ranking within the present’s historical past. It must be famous that Raw confronted stiff competitors from the NBA Playoffs, whereas final week’s put up Hell In a Cell episode didn’t have such face-off.

In phrases of yearly statistics, RAW viewership was down 12.7% from the identical week in 2020, whereas the 18-49 key demo ranking was down 16.3% from the identical week in 2020. An NHL Stanley Cup Finals recreation aired on NBC, concurrently which drew 2.56 million viewers and a 0.60 key demo ranking.

RAW promoted a number of matches and segments marketed forward of time this week to hype issues up. MVP’s in-ring return with WWE Champion Bobby Lashley for a match towards The New Day, Charlotte Flair giving a medical replace, Ricochet vs. John Morrison, and a particular Money In The Bank version of Miz TV that includes all the boys’s pink model members have been introduced previous to the present however didn’t do the trick.

In extra information from Raw, WWE has reportedly taped the ultimate version of the ThunderDome period on the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday night time, in line with John Pollock’s reviews.

This one will air subsequent Monday because the go-home episode to the Money In The Bank 2021 pay-per-view. PWInsider famous that as a consequence of WWE taping RAW on the identical day because the Great American Bash particular, no WWE NXT Superstar was introduced for darkish matches earlier than or after the present.

WWE will air the July 19 post-MITB RAW episode, stay from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, with followers in attendance. Things are prone to be higher for the longest-running weekly episodic tv present in historical past as the corporate hits the highway.

July 12 Raw episode has the next matches introduced on the cardboard, as of this writing.

* RAW Tag Team Champion Omos will make his in-ring singles debut vs. Erik whereas the opposite tag champ AJ Styles will face Ivar because the duo head on to defend their titles towards The Viking Raiders at Money In The Bank 2021 PPV.

* WWE United States Champion Sheamus returns to motion as she defends his championship towards Humberto Carrillo

* John Morrison vs. Ricochet in a Falls Count Anywhere Match

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