WWE featured a show book-ended by Drew McIntyre, Asuka, Dolph Ziggler and Sasha Banks, all of whom main-evented Monday’s broadcast in an intergender tag team match. Raw also featured Ric Flair throughout the show despite WWE’s recent multitude of COVID-19 cases. Flair turned 71 this past February.

Last week’s broadcast of Raw garnered a relatively impressive 1.922 million viewers as WWE continues to use rely on established performers in the post-Paul Heyman era.

WWE Raw Ratings—Last Five Weeks

  • June 22, 2020—1.922 million viewers
  • June 15, 2020—1.939 million viewers
  • June 8, 2020—1.737 million viewers
  • June 1, 2020—1.728 million viewers
  • May 25, 2020—1.735 million viewers

Pro Wrestling Bits—Undertaker and ‘The Last Ride’

WWE Raw Key Competition

  • COVID-19—Mainstream News Coverage
  • The Bachelorette

WWE Raw Total YouTube Viewership Last Monday

11,188,637 views (Up from 13,006,917)

  • Most-Viewed: Rey Mysterio wants Payback Against Seth Rollins (2,409,022 views) 
  • Least-Viewed: Seth Rollins Delivers a Prophecy to Rey Mysterio (169,363 views)
  • Median Viewership: 683,437

WWE Raw Results: Monday, June 29, 2020

Opening Segment Featuring Double Contract Signing

Asuka and Sasha Banks could easily mess around and have the best match of the pandemic.

Dolph Ziggler has insurmountable odds in trying to convince viewers he has a chance at beating Drew McIntyre, and it’s not his fault.

Ric Flair Confronts The Big Show

The Big Show said he has boots older than Angel Garza, which is all the more reason for him to use those dusty boots to step back and let the future of WWE do its thing.

I guarantee you Ric Flair learned the term “light work” from hanging out with Offset.

Andrade and Angel Garza Def. The Viking Raiders

Zelina Vega hates Byron Saxton something fierce.

This match seemed destined for Angel Garza and Andrade to lose given their dissension, but in a rare twist, WWE booked Zelina to coach them back on the same page. Even though Andrade and Garza won, this really felt like the company putting Zelina over.

R-Truth def. Akira Tozawa—WWE 24/7 Championship

Akira Tozawa has all those ninjas following him around and he couldn’t hold on to a 24/7 Championship for one week?

Five years from now, I want to find out that one of Akira Tozawa’s ninjas was CM Punk and he never let anybody know.

Seth Rollins Calls out Rey Mysterio

Seth Rollins seems to think that speaking slower will enhance his already lifeless gimmick. It doesn’t.

Dominik Mysterio makes me want to call my father “jefe.”

Rey Mysterio could have worn a see-thru patch over his left eye so his mask looked more symmetrical.

Seth Rollins and Murphy def. Humberto Carrillo and Aleister Black

The only way Carrillo and Black can get television time by standing up for Rey Mysterio. At some point, they need to start worrying about their own careers.

Most Minor League pitchers have a better batting average haplessly trying to hit a baseball than Seth Rollins does trying to take people’s eyes out.

Peyton Royce def. Ruby Riott

Peyton Royce and The IIconics have won so infrequently, I was not even aware she had a finisher until tonight.

Now that Ruby Riott has lost due to a two-on-one disadvantage, it’s inevitable that Liv Morgan will will come to her aid in a reunion of sorts. But just once, I’d like to see one of these storylines end where the person in Liv Morgan’s position doubles down and says “this isn’t my problem.”

The Big Show def. Andrade and Angel Garza

If this match were in front of a real crowd, it would be chanting “please retire!”

This match triggered memories of the ugly ending to 2015 WWE Royal Rumble.

MVP def. Apollo Crews

This was easily the best promo of Apollo Crews’ career.

Every time MVP speaks it makes me realize just how big of a star he would have been if this business wasn’t polluted with petty backstage politics.

MVP delivered a very unathletic looking fisherman’s suplex.

Have MVP and Bobby Lashley quietly switched roles?

Bobby Lashley def. Ricochet

After failing to win the WWE Championship, Bobby Lashley is being booked better than Kofi Kingston was after losing the WWE Championship.

WWE is planning to premiere a Ricochet documentary and this is the type of glorified squash match they put him in?

Bobby Lashley bleeding all over Ricochet is the last thing WWE needed after its recent COVID-19 outbreak.

Dolph Ziggler and Sasha Banks def. Drew McIntyre and Asuka

Dolph Ziggler seems to think that just because he tagged with Drew McIntyre for a few months in 2018,

Bayley is so good at hyping up Sasha Banks.

Byron took a beating on commentary from all sides tonight. A real pro.

The brief interaction between Asuka and Sasha Banks makes me even more bullish on their match at Extreme Rules.


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