– There was almost an immediate reaction within WWE when the 2.8 RAW rating came out this week. There is concern that next week’s taped show against the Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers game may be the same or even worse.
WWE cut commercial spots this week to heavily push Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho for next week. There was a lot of unhappiness at the SmackDown tapings last night, but some of that was overreacting. There’s a feeling that things will change starting with the live SmackDown show coming up and the post-Hell in a Cell RAW.
While it hasn’t been a week yet since Randy Orton won the WWE Title, there is already some people in the company who are second-guessing the decision to put the belt back on him. Some feel that they pushed Orton hard for weeks and then gave him the belt and nobody seemed to care about it once he won. Some people were pushing to put the belt back on John Cena while others feel that this is a sign that Cena needs to turn heel because his face run is over.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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