WWE Raw star and the winner of the men’s Royal Rumble match 2023 Cody Rhodes who is a former two times WWE Intercontinental Champion recently said that he still believed Monday Night RAW is the flagship show of WWE and explained why he believed it.
WWE Raw had been the premier show of the promotion for over 30 years. When it first started it was a one hour show. During the Attitude Era, WWE made it a 2 hours show and it remained a 2 hour show for such a long time. Then during the PG era of WWE, became a three hours show.
Cody Rhodes Believes RAW Is Still The Flagship Show Of WWE
For quite a long time it remained the flagship show of WWE. But after WrestleMania 38, the glory of Monday Night RAW is somehow fading. After WWE decided to give all the world titles and the Tag Team titles to the Bloodline, RAW is left with only one men’s title and that is the United States title.
With such a huge roster, it has been really difficult for WWE to book shows without any championships. Fans are getting bored with RAW as well. How long they could watch a show without any world title or a tag team title? The ratings are going down as well. WWE might think their red brand as their flagship show, but honestly it is far from it.
Cody Rhodes who is a former two times WWE Intercontinental Champion recently spoke on Hot 97 radio where he said that he still believed Monday Night RAW is the flagship show of WWE and explained why he believed it. He said;
“Having grown up in the company, I appreciate SmackDown for all it is and being on Fox and all that wonderfulness there, but RAW is still the flagship show. It almost seems like maybe a younger generation of fans, some of the kids for example that we have at the Nightmare Factory, I ask, ‘Hey, what are you watching’, and this and that.
“I feel maybe they forgot that it’s the flagship show. I mean, you’ve got Bianca on there. You got Seth on there. You got Becky on there. I’m back on there. Plus, there’s so much crossover. We’re in the Mania season where the walls are down anyway. You don’t know what’s going to happen, Paul Heyman last week.
“But for it to be the flagship show, Cena being one of my biggest role models in the business, that’s kind of the individual you want to pattern your steps after and he’s one that I’ve tried to do that and be very proud of being on RAW, being back on RAW.”
Quotes via WrestlingNews.co