Dave Meltzer stated on Wrestling Observer Radio that there were a lot of fans who left the arena at Monday’s WWE RAW during a segment with Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair.
The segment was done to further hype their match this Sunday at Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
“This one really backfired,” Meltzer said about the segment. “They had about 8,000 in the building, which is not bad, not good. I mean it’s fine. People were leaving in droves during this segment. I heard 1500 people left. It’s not like they left and went to the background and came back. They left and went home at 10 o’clock. People were going home at 10 o’clock which I had never heard of people going home in any numbers during a live Raw and this was a first and it was this segment.”
What will matter the most is how the segment did in the quarter hours. WWE had Roman Reigns kick off the show and then headline the show in a match against Big E and Bobby Lashley but if fans were turned off by the Bliss and Charlotte segment then it could hurt the overall average for the week.
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