WWE did not air a live episode of RAW this week, because of the Holidays. That being said, fans still tuned in to see a best-of 2023 show, so they could take a walk down memory lane. This year was full of incredible moments, but one stood alone as the top.
WWE RAW had a runaway favorite segment during 2023. It was said that the highest viewed WWE RAW segment was the Trial of Sami Zayn with over 2,760,000 viewers during RAW is XXX on January 23rd, 2023.
That segment was a turning point for Sami Zayn and the Bloodline’s storyline, one that is theoretically still going in some ways, as Zayn and Jey Uso are still great friends on the red brand.
Paul Heyman prosecuted Sami Zayn during the Trial of Sami Zayn. He started out by showing off instances of disappointment, like failing to assist Jey Uso against Kevin Owens. Zayn, unable to defend himself, admitted his guilt.
Roman Reigns ordered Solo Sikoa to attack Zayn, but Jey Uso intervened, presenting a video highlighting Zayn’s contributions to The Usos. Jey Uso then vouched for Zayn, considering him a brother. The Philadelphia crowd, along with Jimmy Uso, supported Sami Zayn. So, Reigns declared Sami “not guilty” for now.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens went on to beat The Bloodline’s Usos for the Undisputed Universal Tag Team Titles in the main event of night 1 of WrestleMania 39. That was quite a moment for them, and it included a lot of big momentum up to that date.
We will have to see what WWE brings to the table in 2024 to pop a viewership rating. The Bloodline and Sami Zayn certainly made for a winning combination in 2023.
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