Coming off last week’s show, which drew the lowest rating since before the Attitude Era, WWE was in serious need of a creative kick in the rear end. With only two weeks remaining until the next Pay Per View, and a Monday Night Football game featuring two terrible teams, could WWE reverse the trend of bad TV and sliding viewership that has seen them lose a quarter of their audience since July? Hope still remains, but with popular WWE legend Mick Foley taking to Facebook to express his continuing displeasure with the show, the pressure was definitely on WWE to make things happen on Raw, and here’s what they came up with.
10. We Hope You Like The New Day
Actually, everyone does like The New Day, and that’s both a good and bad thing, depending on your point of view. It’s bad mostly because they’re supposed to be bad guys, and being sent out to cut entertaining promos where they reference Dragonball Z and interact with the crowds and do all the things that nobody else in the company is managing to do well is not the best way to be heels. Although threatening to stuff a Terrible Towel down your tights didn’t hurt, because running down the local sports team will always work. However, if you do like The New Day, it’s a good thing because they were all over this week’s show. They opened Raw with a segment praising the new WWE Champion, they did commentary during the tag match to determine the #1 contenders to their Tag Team titles, and they were inserted in the main event match to really stack the odds against Roman Reigns. Oh, and they were in an advertising segment for WWEShop.com and the Cyber Monday sale. It’s almost like WWE kept putting them out there so people wouldn’t tune out over the three hours in case they missed a New Day segment, which is such a horribly cynical theory that it almost has to be true.