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Changes expected for WWE Raw, Vince McMahon got the message ‘loud and clear’

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Changes expected for WWE Raw, Vince McMahon got the message ‘loud and clear’

On Thursday, PWrestling.com first reported that Vince McMahon was looking to shake things up on Raw after the show drew a record-low rating last Monday night.

On Sunday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer confirmed that WWE got the message and changes are coming. Meltzer said it’s not known what those changes will be but they are coming. PWrestling.com was told that McMahon is looking for out-of-the-box ideas for the show.

Here is what Meltzer said this morning on Wrestling Observer Radio after he was asked if changes are coming to Raw:

“Yeah, I don’t know what they are. On Tuesday, yeah. They got the message, loud and clear. How they react to it, I couldn’t tell ya. Nobody was fooling anyone or trying to make excuses. It was like yeah this is bad. What that means? I have no idea what that means. I have no idea how they are gonna change it. The story that the USA Network said that they wanted more dark or adult content, that’s not true. That’s just not true. Were they happy with the rating? No, of course not. There’s an expectation of what Raw is supposed to get and it was well below that expectation. It’s still not a bad number for today’s television – .41. They’re not getting paid $265 million a year to do AEW numbers. They’re WWE, they’re supposed to do higher numbers.”

It’s expected that some more star power will be added to Raw. Click here for news on a top star expected to return tonight at the TLC pay-per-view.

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