WWE Raw Results: News And Notes After John Cena, Brock Lesnar And Hulk Hogan Return

John Cena, Hulk Hogan and Brock Lesnar all returned to kick off the first Raw of 2019 in an episode that was largely devoid of any major news despite the stacked lineup.

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Brock Lesnar returned to Raw Monday night as he prepares to defend the WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman at the Royal Rumble.Credit: WWE.com

Cena announced himself as an entrant for the 2019 Royal Rumble while Brock Lesnar didn't do much during a face-to-face with Braun Strowman. Meanwhile, Hulk Hogan turned in a heartwarming tribute to Mean Gene Okerlund and was warmly received by the Orlando crowd. Last week's Raw saw a sizable 11.8% rebound from last week's historic low, however viewership remained under two million to close out 2018. Last week also marked the second straight week SmackDown Live viewership outgained Raw with an average viewership of 2.091 million.

WWE Raw Viewership—Last Five Weeks
Air Date WWE Raw Viewership 
December 31, 2018 1.968 million viewers
December 24, 2018 1.775 million viewers
December 17, 2018 2.547 million viewers
December 10, 2018 2.194 million viewers
December 3, 2018 2.285 million viewers
WWE Raw Key Competition:
  • College Football National Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson
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SOURCE https://www.forbes.com/sites/alfredkonuwa/2019/01/07/wwe-raw-results-news-and-notes-after-john-cena-brock-lesnar-and-hulk-hogan-return/#6134c5e25119
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