The fall of Roman? Last week’s episode of “Monday Night Raw” was the official start of the Road to Wrestlemania as there are no more “Raw” pay per views left. That meant the build to Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar could begin. However, Lesnar wasn’t there last week and the story took a new turn. How interested were the fans in watching the new path?

Miss the show? Here’s a quick highlight package.

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According to, this week’s episode of “Monday Night Raw” drew a 1.09 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.099 million viewers. These numbers are up 3% and down 3% respectively from last week’s 1.07 rating and 3.180 million viewers. This week’s show was headlined by Paul Heyman responding to Reigns’ comments from last week.
Here are last night’s results.
Opinion: These aren’t the worst in the world but they could be higher than they are. At the end of the day, not having Lesnar show up is only going to get WWE so far. It’s the biggest match of the year and you can only do so much with that with just one of the participants showing up. In theory it’s a way to avoid Reigns being booed, but that seems to be beyond WWE’s control when Reigns arrives in New Orleans.

Here’s the big closing segment.

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What did you think of this week’s show? Is Lesnar’s absence hurting the audience? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the History of the WWE Championship.

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