WWE Raw was headlined by a Divorce Court segment where Rusev and Lana aired their grievances amid her wanton affair with Bobby Lashley. The wild segment peaked when Lana accused Rusev of being a sex addict before claiming the Bulgarian Brute was cheating on her per Bobby Lashley.
WWE Raw’s viewership saw a modest increase of just under 3% with 2.342 million viewers.
- October 21, 2019-2.342 million viewers
- October 14, 2019-2.287 million viewers
- October 7, 2019-2.334 million viewers
- September 30, 2019-2.571 million viewers
- September 23, 2019-2.210 million viewers
WWE Raw Key Competition:
- Monday Night Football: Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers
From the Forbes WWE Vault:
WWE Total YouTube Viewership for WWE Raw Last Monday: 10,484,496 views (down from 13,344,910)
- Most-Viewed: Cain Velasquez Comes to the Aid of Rey Mysterio (3,393,719 views)
- Least-Viewed: AOP Vow to Dominate Raw (60,164 views)
- Median Viewership: 456,250
Average WWE Raw Ticket Price at the Enterprise Center: $68
Estimated Live Gate for WWE Raw: $627,980
WWE Raw Results: Monday, October 28, 2019 Opening Segment with Paige and The Kabuki Warriors
When The Kabuki Warriors showed up dressed in all black, Paige should have sensed a heel turn coming, but to be fair maybe she just thought they were paying homage to her.
Dio Maddin described Asuka’s green mist-which is typically spat into her opponent’s face-as “ninjitsu,” which I am assuming is Japanese for “Hepatitis C.”
Becky Lynch def. Kairi Sane
It’s worth noting that tonight’s opening segment was yet another example of a heel having to turn heel all over again because the first heel turn was too random and unexplained to resonate.
This felt like a world title match between any promotion’s top babyface going against a hot new heel.
Buddy Murphy def. R-Truth I can’t with R-Truth this week. The Street Profits (still) want the Smoke
WWE Raw was out here trying to squeeze all its stereotypes in the first hour when it typically has its biggest audience. Jordan Myles controversy be damned. You’ve got to admire the audacity of these AARP Executives.
Despite making their Raw debut just last week, The Street Profits showed veteran-level poise by waiting to allow a loud “we, want the smoke!” chants. It warmed my heart.
As the Street Profits sang “we want the smoke!” they passed a fan in a Hulkamania t-shirt, on camera, who insisted he did not want the smoke and it was hilarious for all the right and wrong reasons.
Drew McInyre def. Ricochet featuring Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair
Fans cared little about the early goings of this match until Drew McIntyre stared down Hulk Hogan. Then they came alive. They understand that Hulk Hogan will not be wrestling in Saudi Arabia, right?
Hulk Hogan screaming “good job, brother!” after a Ricochet high spot was the opposite of old timers complaining about “flippy dippy wrestling.”
Ricochet did such a great job taking the RKO I thought he was dead.
Randy Orton is still the most over WWE Superstar in St. Louis. After the Cardinals got swept out of the NLCS, he might be the most popular athlete in St. Louis period.
The Viking Raiders def. Rizzo and Bryant
Rizzo and Bryant is the most creative use of jobbers I’ve seen in years. WWE should have started doing this with Viking Raiders enhancement matches a long time ago.
Everything about Rizzo and Bryant seemed like it was on the up and up, until I realized they were wearing the same jersey number. Then I bean to think they may not be actual baseball players.
This cute trick led to the most reaction for a Viking Raiders match ever.
Andrade def. Sin Cara
A nervous and bumbling Sin Cara introduced the world to Catalina, a masked female “equalizer,” and he’s never been more interesting.
The babyface Sin Cara lost to Andrade after bringing backup and the man has never been less interesting.
Charlotte and Natalya def. The IIconics
Dio Maddin said Corey Graves won’t be pulling any punches on the debut edition of his #WWE-sponsored podcast. My man is learning how to effortlessly lie on commentary before our eyes. They grow up so fast!
This match seemed to exist in case fans forgot about all four women involved.
Seth Rollins def. Erick Rowan-Falls Count Anywhere Match
Between the Street Profits partying in the stands and this match, these fans are getting their money’s worth.
The fact that Erick Rowan-an underrated promo-didn’t get to cut a promo ahead of this match sealed his fate.
AJ Styles def. Humberto Carrillo
It might be too early to say this, but this felt like a match Humberto Carrillo had to win.
Jerry Lawler tried to call out Dio Maddin and Vic Joseph for never having seen Humberto Carrillo in action before tonight, before Maddin had to remind Lawler about 205 Live. Jerry Lawler is hardly the first person to forget that 205 Live exists.
AJ and the OC were described as the welcoming committee for new talent. On a depleted Raw roster, AJ Styles should be lightyears above this role.
Divorce Court with Jerry “the King” Lawler
Very few main event segments have reeked with as much desperation as this one, but I must admit I was very much looking forward to it.
After being arrested last week, Rusev grew out his beard to really sell the whole rugged prison look.
If WWE was trying to make its audience out to be sex-crazed pigs, this segment succeeded.