If you’re a fan of good wrestling, then you most likely
enjoyed Raw on Monday night. The program featured several solid bouts involving
members of the Shield, the Raw tag champs and cruiserweights.
If you’re a fan of logical wrestling storytelling, then you
most likely were left grumbling a few times at the TV, wondering why the
writers couldn’t do basic connect-the-dots, which would have turned an average
episode of Raw into a pretty good one.
Altogether, Raw was a mixed bag that leaned upward because
there really weren’t any fatal flaws during the three-hour ordeal. But the show
definitely suffered from some questionable decisions by the writers.
Monday, saw another verbal confrontation between two men
trying to out-weird one another. We saw cruiserweights gifted an exceptional
amount of time and using it to their advantage. We saw Absolution run into a
roadblock. We also saw a wrestler shrug off a series of attacks to overcome
adversity once again. We saw a wrestler act completely out of character, which is
either intentional or just something being done for laughs. And we saw a main
event go nowhere and leave more questions than it originally sought to answer.
With that said, let’s find out what delivered in the ring
and what fell apart outside of it. Let’s get to it…
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.