-- WWE.com posted an interview with John Cena about last year's announcement that Osama Bin Laden was dead after the Extreme Rules PPV went off the air. Cena said: "I realize a lot of people heard it for the first time from me, but I'd like to think that if anyone had been in my shoes, they would have done the same exact thing. The announcement pretty much overshadowed the pay-per-view and everything else going on at the time. That's how big and important it was, and why we are talking about it a year later."
-- Trendrr reports that RAW's social media score dropped from last week, even after coming off the Extreme Rules PPV. The show had a rating of 162,413, down 18% from the 198,893 from last week. The episode was likely hurt by the NBA Playoffs, which took the #1 and #3 spots on Cable TV. TNT's NBA coverage had 738,815 for the Knicks vs Heat game and 244,763 for the Thunder vs Mavericks game, which started during the first hour of RAW. RAW ranked #4 on cable TV Monday night and was down 5.8 percent compared to the yearly average of 172,395. It did not follow the yearly pattern for big jumps in social media activity after a PPV compared to the PPV lead-in show. Here are the numbers:
1/30 (night after Royal Rumble) - 187,713 score (up 94.2%)
2/20 (night after Elimination Chamber) - 250,429 score (up 78.7%)
4/2 (night after Wrestlemania 28) - 343,333 (up 116.8%)
4/30 (night after Extreme Rules) - 162,413 (down 18.3%)