Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/05/26/rewind-a-raw-5-25-20-standing-room-only-last-ride-chapter-3/
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John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE Raw featuring the return of an audience as NXT performers are utilized as stand-ins for an absent crowd.
On the show, Natalya faced Nia Jax and Charlotte Flair with the winner challenging Asuka at Backlash, Andrade defending the U.S. title against Apollo Crews, Edge does some math, a Ric Flair cameo, GOLF, and the main event with The Street Profits taking on Bobby Lashley & MVP.
John & Wai review “Chapter 3: The End of an Era” of Undertaker: The Last Ride.
They also discuss upcoming programming changes to the Café Hangout and Rewind-A-SmackDown.
NEWS OF THE DAY
Notes coming out of AEW Double or Nothing
Marty Scurll appears on Being the Elite
Matt Riddle expected to be called up from NXT imminently
Japan lifts state of emergency in several areas including Tokyo
UFC increasing its testing for COVID-19 ahead of this week’s card
Henry Cejudo vacates the UFC bantamweight title
And your Café feedback, comments, and questions from the POST Wrestling Forum.
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John Pollock “and then we cut back to Andrade and Apollo Crews…mid-bliss”
I nearly died!
I’ve got this feeling that they are making this Edge/Orton match 1 of these Cinematic matches.
That way they can shoot and edit it in a way that they can build up the tension, add a score and all the other things that they can do to make this seem to be the greatest wrestling match ever.
Considering what they are claiming this match will be, they can’t afford any botches
Are they going to claim that it is the greatest match ever or will they not mention it ever afterwards.
If I was AEW, on the Dynamite before Backlash, I would book Cody VS Kenny for The TNT Championship and let them do their thing.
As someone who loves performing on a stage in front of a crowd, l get depressed when that doesn’t happen for a long time. It doesn’t feel like a job or a career or a hobby or any of those things, it feels like it’s apart of who l am as a person. The idea that l could suddenly just not have that outlet or facet or whatever as sure thing as an option in my life. Even if l knew it’d only be once a year, l could do that, but trying to take in that l WOULDN’T get to do it not only all year but for the rest of my life? I’d reject that as possible or get impossibly sad. I can’t see how any of these guys who care about the actual performance of it ever get to a point where they accept their body’s are too old to do it anymore. It’s gotta be one of the only performance arts that has an upper limit.
Nobody has to give the Rolling Stones crap for still traveling and playing music. Actor’s in their 50’s don’t get side eye for not just hanging up the robe. If you’re 70 and still doing ballet, you’d be celebrated for being fit enough to do it. But, if you’re a wrestler, you’re supposed to act like a Sports athlete is also expected and retire gracefully when your physical skills go. But they’re not sports athletes trying to win a game, they’re artists, like the others.