Last night's Raw was tough to get through. Not because it was unwatchably bad, but because the two biggest highlights featured at the beginning and end of the show.
Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley's brawl was one of WWE's most memorable pull-apart scraps in years, and breathed life into a tedious feud that hadn't yet slipped out of second gear, with 'The Big Dog's' unlikely tope firing the crowd up. Two hours later, Seth Rollins wrestled Drew McIntyre in a main event typical of his excellent 2018 run. He was tremendous, but so was the Scot, who, in victory, proved himself more than Dolph Ziggler's right hand man.
Everything between these moments was a slog. The matches dragged, the angles were forgettable, and there was nary a mention of Universal Champion Brock Lesnar's recent UFC return. All in all, it was exactly the kind of blasé go-home show we've come to expect in the Network era.
But that doesn't mean there weren't Easter eggs, hidden gems, and other small details laced throughout. Fortunately, WWE were rather forthcoming in helping to fill this week's column, even if this wasn't their intention...