WWE viewership ratings: Can John Cena’s comeback revive WWE’s falling viewership?John Cena is Money! WWE’s Mega Star, who is currently enjoying his run as an actor, is rumored to return on the July 16 episode of WWE Smackdown.- This would be the first time in over a year when Smackdown will take place outside the Thunderdome or the WWE Performance Center, before the crowd. The show is scheduled to take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
When John Cena was a regular figure on Monday and Friday Nights, the viewership of both the shows was always on the money, but from the past two or three years, both Smackdown and Raw have struggled with viewership.
WWE Raw recorded the lowest viewership in its history this past week
Despite a quintessential number one contender main event bout between Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston, WWE Raw witnessed its lowest viewership in the history of the show. According to Nielsen via PWTorch, WWE Raw drew 1.418 million viewers on the USA Network, down by 12.5% from last week and surprisingly the lowest show’s history.
If John Cena returns on Smackdown on July 16 and then heads to Monday Night Raw on July 19, the 16-time World Champion could elevate viewership massively. Also, he could involve in a storyline on the Red brand for at least 3 to 4 weeks before heading back to his acting commitments.
Roman Reigns vs. John Cena also rumored for Summerslam 2021
Summerslam is among the 4 premiere pay-per-views of WWE. The proposed date for the biggest event of the summer is Saturday, August 21. Also, there are rumors making rounds that WWE is looking forward to conducting a quintessential battle between Roman Reigns and John Cena. The authenticity of this news will be out when John Cena returns, but as of now, it is a rumor.