RAW vs. The NFL, Why Balls/Kelly Kelly Storyline Ended

Ryan Clark

For those that like to blame Raw’s declining ratings on Monday Night Football like myself – ESPNâ<80><99>s 12/3 New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens game became the most-watched cable telecast ever, pushing Disney Channelâ<80><99>s premiere of telefilm High School Musical 2 out of the Nielsen record books, reports Multichannel News. New Englandâ<80><99>s controversial, last-second 27-24 victory that kept its perfect record intact tackled 12.5 million households and 17.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research data, both cable records.

The “RAW Greatest Hits: The Music” CD that releases on 12/18 is the first music release under a new agreement signed between Columbia Records and WWE. Legendary producer Rick Rubin apparently helped WWE Music Group with the new release.

Vince McMahon made the call to abruptly end the Kelly Kelly-Balls Mahoney storyline in ECW, as the Chairman of the Board wanted her out of the angle since he is currently high on Kelly Kelly and felt the association with Mahoney would hold her back, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. There is talk Kelly Kelly could be switched to a different show.

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