– Monday’s WWE RAW ranked #1 among series & specials for the night in Nielsen’s social media TV ratings. RAW had 545,000 total interactions this week – 386,000 on Facebook and 159,000 on Twitter.
This is down from last week’s show, which drew a total of 601,000 interactions – 387,000 Facebook interactions and 215,000 Twitter interactions. As noted, Nielsen recently changed the breakdown of the Twitter and Facebook stats for shows as they no longer release the number of unique interactions and authors, just the total number of interactions.
– WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar has been added to the RAW live event on Saturday, January 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD. Lesnar will be defending his title against Kane. The following night, Lesnar will defend his title against Kane and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match at The Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
The original main event for the live event was scheduled to be The Shield vs. Samoa Joe, Cesaro & Sheamus, however that was changed after Dean Ambrose’s recent triceps surgery, which could keep him out of action for up to nine months. Roman Reigns will now defend the Intercontinental Championship against Samoa Joe at the show, while Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan will defend the RAW Tag Team Championship against Cesaro & Sheamus.
Lesnar last wrestled at The Survivor Series in November, where he defeated AJ Styles in a non-title “Champion vs. Champion” match. Lesnar will return to television on RAW next Monday night, followed by another RAW appearance the following week on January the 8th in Memphis.
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