The WWE booked another match with Randy Orton and John Cena. Are fans starting to get bored of them?
This week’s Raw ratings have come in and they are very ugly. Raw only earned around an average of 3.541 million viewers. The third hour that included the contract signing for Orton and Cena was the lowest of the night. That third hour only averaged around 3.447 million viewers.
You can blame the NFL and other events, but wrestling has always been on a Monday night. The fact is that the WWE is rehashing the same wrestlers and putting them into similar situations. Cena has been a babyface for 10 years now, while Orton’s character hasn’t changed much either.
The major thing, however, is that Orton and Cena’s feud dates back to 2007. They faced each other many times in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Fast forward to 2013, and these two are still in the main events fighting each other. I think it’s about time we see someone different in the main events.
The fact that the ratings are so low should be a wake up call for the WWE. They initially scheduled a “Unified Championship” match at the TLC PPV to increase ratings. Not to mention Orton and Cena are two of their biggest stars.
It will be interesting to see if the WWE responds to the low ratings and gives us something new. The Slammy Awards are coming up, so that might see an increase to the ratings. Still, they should do something quickly to increase ratings as WrestleMania XXX looms around the corner. The last thing they would want is to see a very low buyrate for WrestleMania…