So, what did everyone think of TLC? Did anyone feel like
Kurt Angle’s return at the TLC PPV was a huge success? Was watching Kane
dominate a match populated by people nearly half his age a dream come true? Did
you miss Sister Abigail?
Raw Monday night picked up where TLC left off, and then
abruptly switched gears and started speeding toward Survivor Series, “the one
night when Raw and SmackDown superstars face each other” (Or something like
that). We learned that all four champions (world, midcard, women’s and tag
titles) would face each other, and there will two five-person elimination tag
So just like that, our card is set. Yippee.
Oh wait, the Big Red Monster is back to claim his mantle as
the only monster on Raw. And Monday, Finn Balor answered Kane’s challenge. And…
Yeah, it was that kind
We also saw three women battle to be team captain. We saw
Asuka get a rematch to show a live audience what she can do. And we saw Paul
Heyman unload on the other champion, which just made Jinder Mahal look even
Overall, Raw offered some nice moments, but it definitely
produced plenty of baffling decisions. Why do wrestlers immediately forget
their feuds when they’re all wearing the same colored shirt. It’s just
With that said, let’s find out what made the grade and what
got left on the cutting room floor.
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.