First Match Announced For Raw, Rating For Last Week’s SmackDown
— Before tonight’s Raw SuperShow, Dolph Ziggler demanded that WWE.com’s video crew follow him as he confronted WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Raw Interim General Manager John Laurinaitis to demand a WWE Championship rematch against CM Punk. “Mr. Excitement,” however, said he will instead face Randy Orton on tonight’s show.
Video of the backstage confrontation is available here.
— The pre-Rumble episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy garnered a 2.11 cable rating, down from 2.14 the week before.
The program averaged 3.141 million viewers over the course of two hours, down six percent compared to 3.32 million viewers the week before.