Top WWE Star Pitched Being On Raw Underground To Help TV Ratings

2 years ago by Liam Winnard

Top WWE Star Pitched Being On Raw Underground To Help TV Ratings

A top WWE star currently on the Raw brand has revealed that he pitched being on Raw Underground to help with the segments’ TV ratings.

Speaking with Sports Illustrated, former Universal Champion Braun Strowman spoke about his attempt to help the third-hour drop in viewers.

Strowman said:

“The third hour of Raw sometimes falls off with ratings, so I pitched an idea to bring the ‘Monster Among Men’ to Raw Underground in the third hour. It’s so easy now to watch parts of the show on social media after it happens, but my goal is to get people to watch our live product. That’s a huge factor why I went to Raw, which is where I first made a name for myself.

“For me, being a WWE Superstar is like a candlelight, and there is so much I want to accomplish before it burns out. So I’m bringing my absolute best to Raw. This is a big time for me, and it’s a chance for me to make a mark and win that one world title that has eluded me.”

When he first appeared on Raw Underground, Strowman was actually still a member of the SmackDown roster, but WWE sold it on the idea that “anyone can show up at Raw Underground”.

He was then fully moved to Raw in the recent WWE Draft, but we haven’t seen Raw Underground for a number of weeks now due to COVID-19 safety reasons. Strowman is on the Raw men’s team for Survivor Series.

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