The Impact of CM Punk in the Absence of Roman Reigns

WWE SmackDown ratings have finally been revealed, with CM Punk being the main attraction in Roman Reigns’ absence. According to Wrestlenomics, the ratings received a significant boost, with a total of 2,384,000 viewers tuning in to witness the return of CM Punk after nearly a decade. The show received a .63 rating in the 18-49 demo, the best rating since the go-home episode for Fastlane 2023. It remains to be seen if the ratings will retain this momentum, especially with the return of Roman Reigns in the upcoming episode.

Meanwhile, CM Punk is set to appear on WWE RAW to announce his next plan of action. Rhea Ripley will face Maxxine Dupri in a non-title match, and Drew McIntyre will take on Jey Uso in a singles match. Fans can see the full card for WWE RAW on Sportskeeda as the show airs.