-- As noted over the weekend, CM Punk has now been pulled from advertising for upcoming RAW tapings in Calgary, Hartford and Grand Rapids. Punk was also at one point advertised for upcoming events in Tokyo, Japan this July and has since been removed. According to sources, Punk being listed for these events was said to have been done in error as he was originally scheduled for them post-WrestleMania 29. Punk's return to WWE still remains unknown at this time with the earliest indication being given as late in the summer. According to sources, there has been "very little communication" between Punk and WWE since the angle to remove him from television.
-- As noted earlier here on the website, Monday night's episode of RAW drew a 2.9 cable rating, with 3.91 million viewers. Those numbers were down 6% and 9%, respectively, from a 3.07 and 4.29 million viewers last week; it made for the lowest viewership of 2013 and the first show of the year below four million viewers. The show did hours of 3.96 million, 3.87 million and 3.91 million viewers.
The show ranked #2 among overall viewers and in the key male demographics, behing the NBA Playoffs on TNT.