WWE Bringing Back Goldberg, Brock Lesnar & Undertaker To Solve Ratings Crisis?

Can these legends stop Raw and SmackDown's ratings rot?

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WWE posted their latest historically poor Monday Night Raw rating last week, with the show's slump setting a new record low viewership for a non-holiday episode, and things could get even worse this week, with Raw going head-to-head with the Houston Rockets and Golden Warriors' NBA conference semifinals.

Vince McMahon is going to desperate measures to stop the rot. His "Wild Card Rule" is the latest example, and led to SmackDown's Shane McMahon, Elias, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, and Lars Sullivan appearing on the flagship show. Now, it looks like the Chairman may turn to his legends as well.

This is according to Dave Meltzer on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio. He claims that WWE could call on Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and The Undertaker to fill airtime not only to save his shows' ratings, but also build to the next Saudi Arabian event (7 June), on which all three are confirmed to appear.

Such tactics are nothing new for WWE, who continually turn to the stars of bygone eras in order to compensate for this starless one. Regardless, it'll be interesting to see if any of these guys start appearing on Raw and SmackDowon soon.

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