What did you think of WWE Raw?
What did you think of WWE Raw?
Paul from New Jersey
Can I nominate the opening talking segment for one of the worst of the year? Asuka was funny though. If Dana and Mandy are smart, they will run with sexy muscle friends. I respect you Miz, but you’re over acting makes you a perfect fit for that Marine franchise. How about the year Cedric Alexander has had? I bet Alexander wouldn’t try and beat the crap out of 2020. Let’s speed up Peyton Royce getting far away from Lacey Evans. 4.
Angel Garza looks like such a star to me. Does he ascend to main event status, or does WWE ruin him? What is Garza’s ceiling.
Andrew from Cape Breton
Clearly WWE learned nothing from their rock bottom rating last week by starting with another bad opening segment. It’s not as if the segment was offensive, but it was the same old bad dialogue accompanied by the same trope of people interrupting each other, leading to a tag team match playa. A lot of Raw tonight felt like people were just spinning their wheels still and doing nothing different. Lashley tapping out Hardy, tag partners who couldn’t get along in two matches, an awful 24/7 segment and bad Bray Wyatt nonsense. The freshest things they had on the show tonight were Angel Garza vs Drew Gulak and Jaxson Ryker vs Gran Metalik simply because you don’t see them wrestle very often. Speaking of Ryker, how come Roadies end up being the far right wing nuts, these musicians need to look at who they’re hiring. 3 magical swing sets out of 10.
Erin from Brampton
I was pretty much tuning in and out of Raw, so to me it seemed like an average show. For what it’s worth, I did actually enjoy the Miz TV segment, but I can see how some might hate it.
Now that the year is over, I think it’s fair to say every WWE PPV was received well by most fans (or at least from what I notice on Reddit). Why do you guys think that the PPVs are well put together can’t miss shows, but most episodes of Raw feel skippable? It’s the same people putting these shows together, so I’m always puzzled when they put on a banger of a show and then follow up with an average, at best, Raw.
Who remembers the Simpsons episode where Ralph Wiggum points to a place in his yard and says “That’s where I saw the leprechaun. He told me to burn things”? That’s who Randy Orton is to me right now. Even if The Fiend were to come back, I don’t know why anyone would feel threatened by him because he seems easier to dispatch than a mosquito at this point.
Other than a very slight tease that Charlotte is planning on challenging Asuka for her Raw Women’s TItle, I thought that the only story advancement that happened tonight was in the last minute, with Drew telling Sheamus off for refusing to show respect for Keith Lee. I actually want to see that conflict and I hope that WWE can build a few more that interest me. Didn’t happen tonight, though. 5/10.
That scar on AJ’s face looks infected. As bad as Retribution is, nothing is as nauseating as their entrance. It makes the camera shots when someone gets repeatedly hit by a chair, look stable. After last night, it seemed to be obvious that the Owens-Reigns feud would go on for a long time, and tonight it seemed as if that might wrap up on Friday. Also, so much for separating the rosters as the Women Tag Champs are going to SmackDown this week.
In the ad for RAW Legends Night, there was a brief glimpse of Carlito. For sanitary purposes, will this be the first time he actually just eats the apple and is banned from spitting it on someone… leading him to proclaim that everyone is cool?
Noah From Vaughan
Happy Holidays guys!
I think I should have watched TLC instead of Raw because after hearing what a good show TLC turned out to be, I decided to tune into RAW tonight. And I gotta say, Spending the first 30 minutes of the show on the women’s tag team division was pretty surprising and not at all entertaining aside from Asuka’s commentary. The stuff with Retribution is so weird, not only is Ricochet getting killed each week but the group’s goal has shifted from “We want to destroy WWE” to “Why won’t Ricochet be our friend” is quite the change. I let out an audible groan when they announced Legends night for 2 weeks from now. What is it going to take for them to realize that doing something like that won’t lead to more long term interest in the product, and at this point who really cares to see old people do their entrance and wave to the LED screens. By the way, highly recomend checking out BTE this week, one of the best episodes of the year.
Alexander from Portland
“I love when street fights involve tagging in and out” said no one ever. Glad WWE is promoting legends for RAW such as Sgt. Slaughter, Ric Flair, and Alicia Fox. I hope WWE isn’t flying these legends into Florida during a pandemic. The 25th anniversary show for RAW featuring all of the legends had roughly 4.5 million viewers; what are your predictions for the ratings for Legends RAW in two weeks?