Also at last nights RAW house show, Snitsky won a Royal Rumble qualifying match against Drew McIntyre. WWE has decided to do Rumble qualifying matches not just on free TV, but at some house shows as well, which is a good selling point for those who still haven’t bought tickets to house shows.
Unfortunately for WWE, this year’s Survivor Series drew only 340,000 buys according to the first released numbers. This is short of last year’s 395,000, and 2005’s 405,000. The company was ahead in buys as compared to last year when it came to No Mercy and Cyber Sunday.
For the week ending on December 30, the RAW show that was WWE’s Tribute to the Troops finished in the 22nd spot from all ad-supported series. ESPN was first in the prime time rating battle with USA, as has been the case just about every week since football started.