Backstage News On Flair Storyline, RAWâ<80><99>s Decline, More

Tim Brown

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— Here are a few interesting numbers for you: The Thanksgiving week edition of RAW last year drew a 3.7 last year, a 3.6 two years ago, and a 3.9 three years ago. This yearâ<80><99>s 3.5 rating for RAW on Nov 19 was the lowest for a Thanksgiving week RAW since the 3.1 rating 10 years ago.

— WWE issued a press release focusing on WrestleMania 23â<80><99>s economic impact in Detroit earlier this year. The event, which drew over 80,000 people to the Ford Field in April, generated an estimated $29.7 million in economic impact for the city. According to the report, WrestleMania 23 supported the equivalent of 334 full-year jobs.

— The plan right now is for Ric Flairâ<80><99>s winning streak to continue up to WrestleMania 24. However, if the company feels that flair is being too old school or is showing up younger talent, they wonâ<80><99>t hesitate to pull the plug on the entire storyline.

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