As seen on Monday’s RAW from Los Angeles, the announcers referred to the crowd as “fans” instead of the WWE Universe when Rusev kicked United States Champion Roman Reigns over the ringside barrier.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, this was an intentional change.
No word yet on if this is a permanent change but Meltzer indicated more minor changes could be coming:
“They’ve taken stock of things. Last week’s rating… believe it or not, after all the ratings, last week’s rating made them… I don’t know exactly everything but the verbiage isn’t supposed to be as bad now.”
He also indicated that WWE is actually trying to improve RAW, pointing to the upgraded entrances with the use of the ramp and the big screen.