Just a week ago, Shawn Michaels was on my PodcastOne show and he stated–matter of factly–“Wrestling fans will watch RAW—no matter what”. And, by last night’s standards—he was DEAD ON. […]
Just a week ago, Shawn Michaels was on my PodcastOne show and he stated–matter of factly–“Wrestling fans will watch RAW—no matter what”. And, by last night’s standards—he was DEAD ON.
Let’s just escort the elephant out of the room so we can move on–shall we. The fact that Shane McMahon is now running RAW after losing to the Undertaker less then ten days ago at WM–which should have barred him from doing so—is just ridiculous. Stipulations on matches now mean absolutely nothing—as the WWE proved last night. But, for cryin’ out loud, at least let a month pass and maybe some people would have forgotten about it. But truthfully–does it matter? The WWE will continue to do whatever it wants on Monday nights, and people will continue to watch. They know it—so they continue to do it. Truthfully—I don’t blame them. If your audience will eat whatever you feed them—just make them they easiest meal to cook–say SpaghettiOs every Monday night.
So–remove the elephant from the room—that obviously doesn’t matter to the fans. With that being said–RAW did many good things last night, they actually SHOWED us Shane running the show–by weaving backstage vignettes throughout the night, used another series of vignettes to both enhance current characters and introduce new ones and for the first time–in a long time–put STAKES on matches which actually made them mean something. These are the things I’ve been hollering about for months. But, regardless—some vast, vast improvements to last night’s show.
However, my main concern with last night’s show is that I believe the WWE is flooding the current roster with too much talent at once. I believe they need to do a better job of picking and choosing as the influx is surely going to drop some between the cracks as you simply can’t get everybody over at once. But, in all honesty–I do feel there is a motive to their madness. One reason for the heavy addition of talent could take them in a direction of Vince putting Shane over for the job he’s doing by pumping “new blood” into the WWE—a statement that infuriates both Triple H and Stephanie as Trips reminds Vince that “new blood” is coming directly from the property he developed called NXT. Man–would that be a great storyline with just so much possibility!
However–BUYER BEWARE! In the past months the WWE has “teased” us with good shows, only to build our anticipation and set up back the following week. One step forward–two steps back. Hopefully, that won’t be the case here. From where I sit–I believe–and, want to believe–that the WWE may finally be up to something. There is just too much story there to ignore. The pieces of the puzzle have all be dumped out on the table . . . now they just need to be put together.