WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is reportedly “not concerned” with the recent spate of low ratings for WWE programming, Monday Night Raw in particular, according to Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.
Talent and staff in WWE are reportedly frustrated all the way from the top down about the current direction of WWE, with many saying it’s “not fun” anymore and simply just turning up to work. A number of people are concerned that McMahon is not concerned.
Alvarez notes that McMahon’s thinking is likely that there have been a number of top tier talent injured, Cena is out filming a project for FOX and Lesnar is not around but when they return business should pick up.
One outlet that the WWE is attempting to boost ratings is to continue to push Roman Reigns in an angle that makes it easier for fans to get behind him. Roman was prematurely pushed into the “face” main event slot prior to the last Wrestlemania and was rejected by the fans almost immediately. Now Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported the latest on Reigns:
WWE reportedly still has plans for Roman Reigns to head into WrestleMania 32 season as the champion, despite Sheamus’ recent World Heavyweight Championship win according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The idea of awarding the Championship to Sheamus was decided hours before Survivor Series went on the air. Vince McMahon reportedly made the call as he feels that fans see Reigns as the corporate pick to be the champion and that is why he is being booed at events.
The long-term plan is for Reigns get screwed by The Authority, and that will cause fans to get behind him and want him to win the title.