As per the Observer and a few other sites, Royal Rumble dropped yet again this year, from about 474K worldwide last year to 438K as it currently stands. Obviously this will change as late buys come in and such, but given how positive the early signs seemed (the theater here in Saskatoon was sold out, which never happens) there’s not really much of a positive spin you can put on this. Clearly they just keep driving off larger segments of the audience and they’re not coming back. Combined with Rock’s disappointing Survivor Series number and a pretty dismal rating on RAW, and you have to wonder if ANYONE can move the needle anymore.
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