Jim Ross on why he thinks WWE's ratings are down

Jim Ross on why he thinks WWE's ratings are down

2020 was an almost catastrophic year for WWE which in a few months found itself in difficulty due to the pandemic linked to the Coronavirus emergency, an event that forced Vince McMahon to make cuts in April (among the most important Kurt Angle and Rusev) and above all to play shows without the presence of the public, a situation that has continued until now and a few days from 2021 no one knows when we will be able to see people in WWE shows.

In addition to this, we have also seen the great growth of competition with All Elite Wrestling, a federation owned by Toni Khan, which has significantly increased its numbers. On the other hand, in recent weeks, Vince McMahon's company has had to deal with a new collapse in TV ratings, especially with regard to its flagship show, or Monday Night Raw.

The red show recently hit some embarrassing numbers with the peak reached on December 14th when there was an all-time low of 1.527 million viewers. In recent weeks, it seems that the US Network has advised WWE to work to make Raw appeal to a more adult audience than the one that usually follows WWE, targeting those aged 15 to 50 years.

During the Grilling JR podcast, the well-known Jim Ross, WWE Hall of Famer and current committee member of the AEW Dynamite broadcast team clarified the problems of the WWE product. Here are his words: "They don't really have any really h*t wrestlers.

They don't have anyone who has momentum and can really make a difference. You can't start a thing and then stop it, then start it again and then stop everything. How can you get the passion of the fans like this? Do you want people to be happy and sad at the same time? It is not possible and if you try this then you are an idiot.

It is clear that you cannot have it."

Jim Ross says WWE needs to end the 50/50 booking

On his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross said that Vince McMahon told him once about how both he and Michaels are defiant and creative individuals.

“Vince told me one time, ‘I see so much of myself in Shawn Michaels.’ He gave all these descriptions. He’s defiant, he’s creative, he’s high strung. I wanted to continue this list with, ‘Yeah, and both of you are insecure, both of you are paranoid of your own shadow, both of you are wondering when the other shoe is gonna drop.’ So, yeah maybe you’re right.

Shawn just had so many issues…..he could take a smaller issue like [Vader]’s gear and make a deal out of it." Shawn Michaels was with Vince McMahon's company as a wrestler from 1988 to his retirement in 2010. He has appeared for various specials since then, while also being a part of the creative at WWE NXT.

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