The February 22, 2010 edition of Monday Night Raw scored a 3.8 rating, with 5.5 million viewers. That is a nice jump from the 3.4-3.6 rating of recent weeks. WWE is hopeful that this is the start of an upward trend in ratings heading into Wrestlemania 26.
In creative team news, WWE has hired Joe Francosi, who has previously worked backstage for some indie promotions in the California area, including UPW and the NWA. Apparently on his interview, Francosi was responsible for the idea of having the William Shatner “spoken word” rendition of WWE themes on Raw.
Jonathan Widro is the owner and founder of Inside Pulse. Over a decade ago he burst onto the scene with a pro-WCW reporting style that earned him the nickname WCWidro. Check him out on Twitter for mostly inane non sequiturs