Another week, another conspiracy theory from Roman Reigns.
You only wish that was a joke. But that’s how Raw opened
Monday night. Thankfully, the show got better as it moved away from the excuse
machine and dropped a Seth Rollins/Kevin Owens match on us.
But it wasn’t all outstanding in-ring action. We got three Money
in the Bank qualifying matches – all of which were triple threat bouts. None of
them were bad, but none set the world on fire either. We did get a major newsflash
however, with Nia Jax identifying her next challenger. It’ll be interesting to
see how things pan out and whether WWE is rushing things to cash in or if they
have a real plan with how to do this.
Beyond that, Raw was mundane at best. There were a couple
nice moments, and some others that left you scratching your head. It was an episode
where you could have turned it off after an hour and seen the best and worst of
the show and still gotten a good night’s sleep.
The momentum WWE had coming out of WrestleMania is long gone
now, but we’ll see if the MITB build can reignite things. Monday was not
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.