Last week, WWE left us with what was arguably the most memorable ending to a Monday Night RAW in many months as Triple H returned to help Kevin Owens capture his first Universal Championship. Many fans, and myself alike, did not expect to see The Game make the ultimate swerve and turn his back on Seth Rollins by laying him out with a Pedigree right in the middle of the ring. Emotions are high and countless people are on the edge of their seats in anticipation of tonight’s RAW. There is a vast potential of making this evening’s show just as, if not more memorable than last week’s episode. I want to provide a few quick hits fresh from my brain in regards to what could be done differently to improve tonight’s show drastically.
FOLLOW UP LAST WEEK’S SWERVE
Everyone wants to know why Triple H did what he did last week. Apparently, even Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley are also waiting for an explanation as they were not aware of The Game’s plans either. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it once again—this is the time for a Rollins and Stephanie love affair angle and it’s also the time for Triple H to declare that the NXT brand is taking over the entire WWE! He needs to go out there tonight and wage his war while letting everyone know that Kevin Owens’ victory last week was just the first shot. Maybe we should see Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins battle it out for a number one contender’s slot to the Universal Championship tonight. Or, maybe we should see Reigns hunting for the king of kings throughout the show because he clearly wants revenge for last week. We could also see Rollins persuading Stephanie to use her stroke and get him that rematch for the strap, which is a perfect way to start building the love affair angle. Then again, we could also see Owens having to defend that very belt tonight. Where will RAW General Manager Mick Foley fit into all this? Will The Game give Foley a beating for old time’s sake? Who knows, I could wonder about these things for days! All The Gonzo Shark knows for sure is that none of us want to, or deserve to see this great seed that was planted last week turn into some bulls***, tough guy wrestling angle tonight. We need some real life scenarios injected into and weaved throughout this show!
PUT ENZO & CASS OVER
Enzo Amore and Big Cass are easily the most over tag team in all of the WWE besides The New Day, and even that is debatable. We all know that Enzo is pure gold on the microphone and Cass is no slouch either. The problem is that these guys can’t catch a break and win a match that actually means something. If the WWE actually has the nerve to let these awesome talents slip through the cracks and not give them the opportunity to become the huge stars that they are obviously more than capable of being, then this company is literally doomed. They’ve already dropped the ball on Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, and The Vaudevillains to name just a few. Not to mention the stars who parted ways with the company in recent months, such as Ryback, Cody Rhodes, Alberto Del Rio, and Damien Sandow who has now made the crossover to TNA under the alias Aron Rex. If stars like these keep getting left on the backburner, then we will likely see the same trend of talent walking away from WWE and more television viewers changing the channel on Monday and Tuesday nights. In my mind, Enzo and Cass are just one of the perfect examples of WWE’s misuse of their talent; when they have two guys like this that are clearly over with the fans but can’t be put over in matches. How do they expect this team to get better if they either lose, or occasionally win against a jobber team? Give them a story and let them become stars one week at a time! Maybe we should see these guys challenge The Club for that number one contender’s match, and ultimately get a triple threat match for those tag titles. To The Gonzo Shark, that would be a hell of a lot more interesting!
PLEASE, NO MORE STROWMAN/JAX SQUASH MATCHES
This week will mark the seventh week of this so-called New Era and also seven weeks since the brand split. We have yet to see anything other than “squash matches” featuring Braun Strowman and Nia Jax. It’s like, “Ok, we get the point already!” They are both big and bad, and they can beat no-name wrestlers that aren’t even half their size. I mean, seriously, at this point it’s getting so old and is hurting both of these talents much more than it’s helping them. I’m not seeing Nia Jax beating her opponent unmercifully after the bell has already rung. I’m not seeing her call out the champion or cutting a promo about how she wants more reputable stars to fight. I’m not seeing anything other than two wrestlers winning matches that they are supposed to win, and for no reason that I could ever begin to comprehend at this point. Here’s an idea: Have Strowman start dragging his opponent’s unconscious bodies to the back by their ankles and make us all wonder what he’s doing with them. There’s a starting point for this guy and I just came up with that after about five seconds of thought! Why is this creative team at WWE so mentally dense and imaginatively incompetent? PLEASE, I beg you—no more squash matches for these two!
Also, WWE control your damn commercial breaks tonight! If you kill my excitement one more time during a big match with a silly commercial break, I’m going to change my channel—I promise!
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