It’s been obvious for a while but RAW has declined for months. The programming is poor, there’s not much to miss if you were doing something else on a Monday night and the statistics even back it up. This month RAW had its lowest ratings since 1997. Let that sink in for a moment. Regardless, I attended RAW when they came to Chicago earlier this month and this what I learned.
5. It’s much more entertaining in person
Watching RAW these days feels like a chore more than anything else. At least for myself, I watch it with the hope of something happening, not that something will happen — it’s simply not must-watch TV anymore. Leading up to the RAW in Chicago which I was attending, WWE programming was simply dreadful with nothing meaningful happening.
However, when I finally attended, I enjoyed myself a lot. I thought that specific RAW was finally one which was actually entertaining. Even the Divas match (without Sasha Banks, I must add) was watchable. But right after, I went on Reddit to see what the IWC’s thoughts were and it was the same thing — they found it boring. From this, I concluded that attending a RAW, or any other live show, is about 100x better than actually watching it on TV.