A recent WWE main event now holds an unwanted record.
On October 30th, the chaos between the Judgment Day and Cody Rhodes, Sami Zayn, and Jey Uso continued. In the main event, Zayn took on Damian Priest with the match ending in a wild brawl between the entire list of rivals.
The show went off the air following a fiery promo from Rhodes where he said Priest was just a “walk behinder” and wouldn’t cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase. Rhodes said he was now back on the right path, and that path will take him through Priest when they meet at Crown Jewel.
Despite the stacked segment, the match between Zayn and Priest became the lowest-rated Raw main event in history. The match was up against competition from the NFL and the MLB World Series.
Reporting on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer confirmed that unfortunate stat.
“One of the things Raw did set a record for is the Damian Priest and Sami Zayn match, which did 1.2 million viewers, was the least watched main event in the history of Raw, ever.
But again, given the competition, it was what it was.”
WWE Raw Sets The Stage For Crown Jewel
Following Raw, WWE is heading to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel on November 4th — the November 3rd episode of SmackDown has been taped in advance.
The show will be headlined by the clash between Roman Reigns and LA Knight, with the Tribal Chief putting his Undisputed WWE Universal Title on the line. Elsewhere, John Cena takes on Solo Sikoa, Rhea Ripley defends her Women’s World Title against four challengers, and Seth Rollins will defend his world heavyweight crown against Drew McIntyre.
Speaking in a recent interview, Vince McMahon said Saudi Arabia was WWE’s new home.
H/t to Wrestle Talk