WWE Knew They Were In A “No-Win Situation” With Raw

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A new report suggests that WWE felt that they were in a no-win situation for Monday Night Raw where the company was criticized for piping in crowd noise.

SmackDown and Backlash had massive receptions with viewers waxing lyrical about the raucous crowd in Puerto Rico. Those fans came unglued as they sang their compatriot Bad Bunny to the ring for his match with Damian Priest at the premium live event. The roof of the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot nearly came off when Carlito made his return to the company to help Bunny see off the threat from the rest of The Judgment Day.

WWE returned to the continental United States for Raw in Jacksonville, Florida where the company apparently used piped-in crowd noise during several segments.

WRKD Wrestling has reported that the company felt they were in a “no-win situation” as they returned to a more familiar WWE crowd for Monday’s show:

“Production at last night’s #WWERaw from Jacksonville, Florida was aware of the lackluster crowd responses compared to this weekend’s events. We heard it described as a “no-win scenario,” either they use the filler crowd noise or they broadcast the silent crowd on TV.”

Raw saw the first finalist of the tournament to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion emerge as Seth Rollins defeated Finn Balor to book his place at Night of Champions.