Early WWE RAW #’s Are In + The Rock Update, & More


— As noted earlier here on the website, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reportedly also suffered a hernia at Wrestlemania 29 in addition to torn abdomen muscle “off the bone”. Johnson suffered the injuries during his main event match with John Cena at Wrestlemania 29. According to sources, Johnson flew himself back to Miami to be “examined quietly.”

WWE officials were not made aware he flew home to Miami until he had informed them he wouldn’t be arriving at the RAW taping until around 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday. It was later determined he wouldn’t make it and the re-writing process took place. There was said to be lots of concern about the injury given his upcoming Hollywood schedule and whether or not it would prevent him from wanting to get back in the ring for the company.

— Last night’s 4/8 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 4.61 million viewers. The first hour drew 4.49 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.78 million viewers and the third hour drew 4.56 million viewers. It was the highest rated show on cable Monday night.

This is up from last week’s show that drew 4.30 million viewers.

The final rating will be out shortly.

— The 4/1 WWE RAW ranked among the top 10 shows on cable last week for the week ending 4/7/13 keeping the show in the weekly top 25. The show ranked in at No. 3 (hour two with 4.48 million viewers), No. 4 (hour three with 4.40 million viewers) and No. 7 (hour one with 4.03 million viewers). It was also the second highest rated show on cable last week.

The show drew a 3.12 cable rating with an average audience of 4.30 million viewers.

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