WWE has admitted today that there were several inaccuracies with the text voting during last night’s ‘Power to the People’ episode of Raw — and one of them just happens to involve our new Divas Champion, Kelly Kelly.
It looks like Raw Superstar, Mason Ryan, has K2 to thank for winning a vote to face Evan Bourne last night on Raw, as the votes were actually meant for Kelly.
Even after Kelly had won the Divas poll to face Brie Bella for the Divas Championship, votes continued to come in and as a result, had an affect on the outcome for the subsequent poll where fans were asked to vote for Bourne’s opponent. Ryan, who was designated the same letter as Kelly had earlier, surprisingly won the vote. WWE revealed today that Sin Cara should have actually won.
[notice]During Monday’s Raw broadcast, WWE fans were given the option to text A, B or C to 46993 (GOWWE) in order to decide what they wanted to happen on the show. Things went perfectly at first when text votes selected Kelly Kelly (option B) to take on Brie Bella for the Divas Championship. However, our vote tabulating provider’s system became overwhelmed, causing these votes to spill into later polls. This technical mishap soon led to Mason Ryan (also option B) being voted into a match against Evan Bourne — even though, as it was later discovered, Sin Cara had received 90 percent of the total votes in WWE.com’s Live Chat poll, and should have been Bourne’s opponent. [/notice]
Read more about the technical difficulties here.
Thoughts: A very silly blunder on WWE’s part. I think they should have stuck to voting on WWE.com as with previous years instead of the text voting, or used different letters for each match i.e. options A-C for the first match, D-F for the second and so forth. However, this just further proves Kelly’s popularity. She had already won her vote with 53%, beating out Eve and Beth, but what if those extra votes had been counted? I’m sure we’d see an even bigger landslide!