Below is a segment-by-segment breakdown for this week's three-hour Slammys RAW:
The Holy %#!@ Slammy lost 179,000 viewers from the opener. Big Show vs. Wade Barrett and the Pipe Bomb Slammy with Road Dogg's return gained 237,000 viewers. The Divalicious Slammy with Lita gained 244,000 more viewers.
The OMG Moment Slammy and Triple H's promo gained 604,000 viewers. The Trending Star presentation with David Otunga and Tony Atlas plus the Daniel Bryan vs. Zack Ryder vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Dolph Ziggler match lost 188,000 viewers. Game Changer of the Year Slammy with John Cena's promo gained 464,000 viewers.
Randy Orton and CM Punk vs. The Miz and Alberto Del Rio lost 146,000 viewers in the 10pm slot. The A-Lister Slammy gained 55,000 viewers while Mark Henry's interview and Sheamus vs. Jinder Mahal lost 288,000. Rey Mysterio returning for Superstar of the Year lost 115,000 viewers and did a 2.75 quarter rating. The overrun with Cena vs. Henry and Kane's return gained 745,000 viewers for a 3.27 overrun rating.
Triple H's changes for WWE developmental that have been discussed for months look to be happening soon. Matt Matalaro, who has been working hands-on in FCW including as an announcer, is now working at WWE headquarters in Stamford, CT with the creative team. His role is to help coordinate debuts and new characters being called up.
Triple H has the plan of not calling anyone up unless creative has a good idea for their character and a long-term idea of what to do with them.
Rey Mysterio was telling people at this week's WWE TV tapings that he isn't rushing himself to return and risk messing up his surgery. He is looking at returning to the ring in May, so he will miss WrestleMania.
Regarding Sin Cara, he's been telling people he will be back in four months and will be back in time for WrestleMania because he doesn't want to miss the payday.
According to PWInsider,WWE's Tribute to the Troops special on the USA Network did a 1.92 cable rating with 2,767,000 viewers. Last night's show did hours of 1.9 and 1.94. Viewership actually increased from hour one to hour two.