WWE Considering Taking Title Off CM Punk Due To Poor Ratings

F4WOnline.com reports that WWE officials are considering taking the WWE Championship off CM Punk due to ‘terrible ratings patterns’ for his weekly segments on Raw.

The matter was broached prior to Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view event, which saw Punk ultimately retain the strap in a Triple Threat Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match against Alberto Del Rio and The Miz. The trend of lackluster ratings for his segments continued the following night on Raw as the program’s overrun, which saw the Straight Edge Superstar, Daniel Bryan and Zack Ryder overcame The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler, only gain 59,000 viewers.

Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer analyzes: “That’s almost impossible given people tune in to see the following show, which basically meant wrestling fans must have been tuning out in droves (they were during the first half of the match but then started gaining at 11 p.m., but hardly gained anything).”

The main event garnered a 2.67 cable rating (2.55 for the first half of the bout), which Meltzer says is by far, the lowest-rated main event on Raw in 2011 and possibly the lowest since 1997 for a non-holiday show in its regular time slot.

*EXCLUSIVE* photos of Lilian Garcia handcuffed to CM Punk at WWE TLC

sources: F4WOnline.com

  • BP

    It wouldn’t matter who the champ was if they got rid of this PG crAp. Also there was 6 people in both punk’s first segment and the main event. maybe people are turning off because thry don’t want to watch dabiel bryan etc.

  • Ds

    yes please, all this new young champs thing sucks X____X

  • Justin

    I don’t believe everything I read on here, but this will be the final nail in the coffin for me. I’m 24 years old, and while wrestling is still COOL WWE, and TNA pretty much suck, and I’m finally growing out of it I think.

    I pretty much only tune in, because of the CM Punk push lately. It sucks cause Wrestlemania has been my vacation the last 3 years, and I got tickets this year with my buddy, and nephews. I turn on Raw when I’m bored, but I’ve lost faith in WWE. CM Punk is probably the most over NEW main event superstar since John Cena or Batista in 05. The crowd acknowledges it, but apparently the ratings don’t. Whatever maybe stupid piece of garbage Triple H can come back, and they put the Title on him. He sabotaged Punk’s push in the Summer by returning to TV, and putting the spotlight on himself.

    Bad moves WWE. The Miz being Champion won’t make the ratings any higher, nor Del Rio. MAYBE Cena will, but he’s overplayed who knows? Triple H? Get real. So they can just put it on the Miz or Del Rio which won’t make them gain ratings, or they can put it on Cena, or Triple H, and regress.

    WWE screwed themselves. I’m giving up if they give up on Punk. He’s the only thing still good about WWE, and I been saying this the last year.

  • TheMBPoole

    Wow CM Punk got me back into wrestling in the first place after HBK retired… if they do this it’d be a horrible mistake what will they do give it to Cena for the 50th time?

  • 666reapaholic

    CM Punk needs to be champion. There just needs to be waaay more superstars competing for the title. Miz and Del Rio for months is boring as fuck. And Cena is always in the title picture. All WWE needs to do is push more supestars into main event status.

  • http://twitter.com/ssjgohan gohan

    cm punk need to be   ttitle hold it     what make thing  bad is miz deal rio sotp  sonding  them after punk  get some new to face punk that  hlep       things out but lot punk keep the tittle if you took ti way form him i  will  sotp watch wwe say  wwe  you suck so dont took it way

  • Gues

    Kane is the only reason to watch WWE now