WWE Raw's Go-Home Episode for WrestleMania 36 Hits Record-Low Ratings
The go-home episode of Monday Night Raw for WrestleMania 36 was received positively overall from [...]
The go-home episode of Monday Night Raw for WrestleMania 36 was received positively overall from fans watching on the USA Network. The show was still constrained by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it did manage to produce some excellent promos from Paul Heyman, The Undertaker, Edge, Kevin Owens Becky Lynch along with a fun six-man tag match involving Owens, The Street Profits, Seth Rollins, Angel Garza and Austin Theory. Unfortunately it looks like viewers opted not to tune in as the show (via ShowBuzzDaily) brought in an average of 1.924 million viewers across three hours.
Overall the show had the second-lowest viewership for any episode of Raw in history that didn't take place on a holiday. But to make matters worse the final hour drew 1.646 million viewers — the lowest viewership of all time for the Red Brand's third hour.
As has been the case since the coronavirus pandemic started, Raw couldn't hold a candle to programs from 24-hour news networks like CNN and Fox News.
Here's the official WrestleMania 36 card as of now. Matches have been changed based on the numerous reports that have come out since the show was taped.
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntyre
- WWE Universal Championship: Goldberg vs. Braun Strowman
(Match changed from Roman Reigns vs. Goldberg)
- NXT Women's Championship: Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair
- Raw Women's Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Tamina Snuka
- Raw Tag Team Championships: The Street Profits vs. Angel Garza and Austin Theory
- Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn vs. Daniel Bryan
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships: John Morrison vs. One of The Usos
(Changed from The New Day vs. The Usos vs. John Morrison and The Miz)
- Women's Tag Team Championships: The Kabuki Warriors vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
- Edge vs. Randy Orton (Last Man Standing)
- The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles (Boneyard Match
- John Cena vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (Firefly Fun House Match)
- Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
- Elias vs. King Baron Corbin
- Bobby Lashley vs. Aleister Black
- Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler