Vince McMahon will be making a rare appearance on Raw this week to try and turn around the poor ratings and substandard shows.
If you have been keeping up to date with Raw recently then you certainly don't need us to tell you that it has been hard to watch. WWE's three-hour flagship has been booked poorly lately and if something doesn't change soon, viewership on Monday nights is just going to continue to drop.
There are a number of things WWE can try and point towards to blame why things aren't great for Raw at the moment and ratings are in the toilet. It's a slow time of year for the company. Raw is going up against Monday night football each week. That's all well and good but at some point the excuses wear thin and it's time to take action. Judging by the amount of complaining, that time is now.
It would appear that WWE has realized that. Not only did the company have Seth Rollins berate Baron Corbin last week, pinning the blame on him for the bad shows, but on Monday night, Raw will apparently get shaken up. Not only that, but it will be Vince McMahon doing the shaking. It was announced via WWE.com that the chairman will appear on Raw tomorrow night.
Part of the statement issued by WWE read "how will The Chairman shakeup Monday Night Raw, and who will benefit — or suffer — as a result?." That could mean any number of things. If Corbin wins and becomes Raw's General Manager tonight at TLC, he could be fired by Mr. McMahon just 24 hours later. It could also mean Kurt Angle returns to be GM and is fired right away. There have been rumors that Hulk Hogan might be getting a GM position soon.
What should not be overlooked is what Mr. McMahon has used the term shakeup for recently. For the past two years, he has held a Superstar Shakeup the night after WrestleMania. Since Raw is so bad and SmackDown Live is so good right now, maybe the key to fixing the red brand is to have the show take some of Tuesday night's Superstars. It would also be the easiest way to get Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch on the same show.
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