The announced attendance for this week's episode of Monday Night Raw from Birmingham, Alabama was 12,172. The show was a legitimate sellout.
What You Didn't See
After this week's episode of Raw went off the air, John Cena beat Bray Wyatt in a dark match main event via disqualification after interference from The Wyatt Family.
I've spoken with multiple DirecTV customer support representatives that have told me they have not dropped WWE pay-per-view events. I'm aware there are rumors to the contrary, however, as a customer, I've called [more than once] and been told they are still carrying them and will notify if there is any further update. Take that for what you will as Dish told me they would be carrying Elimination Chamber, which of course they did not. The difference here, however, is that I am a DirecTV customer.
Raw is Warrior
Raw opened with a great Ultimate Warrior tribute that saw everyone (including Vince McMahon) on the stage followed by a 10-bell salute. I saw Cody Rhodes get emotional and will admit I was moved by it, especially after a clip of Warrior with one of his daughters at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony was shown.