RAR 12/3/18: The Bane of Dean’s Existence, TakeOver & HOF switch nights, ROH signings

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/12/04/rar-12-3-18-the-bane-of-deans-existence-takeover-hof-switch-nights-roh-signings/


John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE RAW 12/3/18:
Monday’s Raw was in Houston and featured Ronda Rousey teaming with new partner Ember Moon in the main event against Nia Jax and Tamina, Dean Ambrose addressed the audience in a gas mask, Heath Slater and Rhyno competed for their jobs, it was Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night and that meant yet another character turn, plus lots of Baron Corbin. We also discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES with the WWE moving NXT TakeOver and the Hall of Fame to different nights next year over WrestleMania Week, Ring of Honor signs PCO and Brody King and how the landscape is shaping up for 2019, Will Ospreay vs. PAC sells out quickly for Rev Pro, New Japan announces big shows for first part of 2019 and more.

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Is it just me or does it feel more like Corbin is getting squash by strowman at TLC?

What I see them do is having Slater as the ref for the match, Corbin does is usual long cocky speech, then he’s inform that he still have to climb and get the contract to win the match, so the bell ring, he start climbing, then just as he on top, here comes strowman, push the ladder and Corbin fell to the outside through a table. Then strowman climb the ladder and gets the contract. That way strowman doesn’t have to do too much and you still able to continue his push toward lesnar while ending corbin’s push as the gm which it seem that the direction they’ve been wanting to go for a while now.

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I legit didn’t know that Jason Jordan was not expected to return and may never come back…now I feel bad for suggesting that. I suppose (in Kayfabe) like father like son…but actually it’s sad.

Bliss is so little it doesn’t surprise me she has had several concussions. How has Sasha not had as many?..

So happy to see the punny title return with The Bane of Dean’s Existence. I know you guys have said it’s difficult to come up with a new one every week but I really enjoy it when you do come up with one.

The pun was better than anything on Raw to give you an idea of my opinion of the show.


I’m so glad I live in the UK so I can’t even accidentally watch Raw at the moment. Good review as usual but I actually feel sorry for John and Wai for 3 hours of mental torture.

Yeah, I can’t say that I’ve completely stopped watching (I have a baby at home, so it’s nice to have something on the DVR for when I’m up at 4 AM), but I can’t imagine going out of my way to tune in any time in the near future. I appreciate John and Wai for the entertainment and for confirming that I can continue going to bed early on Monday nights.

I would like to note that I did put a thumbs up for this show. Not that it was great but as I never watch it live I can skip all the boring stuff. If in the end, raw lasts one hour for me it’s thumbs up, less than that is thumbs down.