Forbes Looks At Declining WWE Ratings, Nikki Bella Trends, Another WWE Legend Launching Podcast

- WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella was trending for hours last night after breaking AJ Lee's record to become the longest reigning WWE Divas Champion in history.

- Add WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund to the list of wrestling personalities with a podcast. Okerlund will be launching his podcast later this year.

- Forbes has an article at this link looking at the ratings for RAW and SmackDown dropping significantly over the years. It was noted that the drop in ratings puts even more pressure on the WWE Network to succeed:

Wrestling tends to be a cyclical business, going round and round from lows to highs, but the disturbing plunge in ratings of the WWE's two biggest shows highlights just how much the average fan's interest in pro wrestling—and specifically, the WWE—has waned in recent years.

Perhaps more importantly, though, it puts even more pressure on the WWE Network. Now, the Network has to succeed. Absolutely has to.


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