The "Absolute Mess" header wasn't devised solely to highlight the bad aspects of WWE programming. While previous columns (I, II, III) have shredded the company's many creative failings, the key goal was to poke fun at those occasions when "bad" becomes "unintentionally hilarious," as is often the case with modern day WWE. This is, after all, the Banter Era: where so-bad-it's-good is the norm, resulting in huge chunks of television that entertain in spite of what the writers were trying to get across, not because of it.
Make no mistake, though: last night's Raw was a complete catastrophe.
From Vince McMahon's Wild Card rule and rampant panic booking to The Revival pouring water on their burning b*llocks and Braun Strowman literally throwing Sami Zayn in the bin, this thing was a disaster. It was the worst weekly show WWE have put together in years, surpassing anything that went down in even in the late-2018 dark period, and with viewership seemingly spiralling to new lows every other week, the promotion's desperation has rarely been so apparent.
A raging dumpster fire from start to finish, not even Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan II could save last night's Raw...
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