WWE is hyping this week's edition of Monday Night RAW as a "blockbuster" - and for once, it might live up to the hype.
Both Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker are scheduled to appear on it - and the latter segment, in particular, is near impossible to predict. Rumours of the Undertaker's WrestleMania involvement have been centred almost entirely on John Cena. Those with a more optimistic disposition might let themselves believe AJ Styles has done enough to earn such a major match, but in either event, neither of those men are exclusive to RAW. 'Taker might simply announce his intention to enter the Rumble match, doing so on RAW as a smokescreen - but this different development is welcome, regardless, because RAW has reached peak tedium in recent months.
That just this one episode of RAW is anticipated proves the rule; a bloated, illogical mess, it doesn't just repeat the same action, week on week. Viewers can't even be trusted to remember what happened three minutes prior.
Would you watch a prestige TV drama, in excess of an hour in length, in which literally half the characters speak with the same voice, in which the characters are positioned on the same part of the chess board, week on week, in which the same scenes get repeated, often month on month?
No. That would be abysmal...