It’s a little tough to get a handle on the new (and possibly
improved) Raw roster right now, which makes WWE’s flagship show a bit of a mystery
As a result of the Superstar Shakeup, Raw gained at least
three new tag teams and several top-level stars, but they also lost arguably
the biggest regular performer on the main roster. So things are still in flux,
as the writers try to figure out how to get everyone into the mix.
Meanwhile, we’re charging ahead to the May PPV, Money in the
Bank, where Baron Corbin will inexplicably get another spotlight moment in a
major match rather than someone like Cesaro or Robert Roode. Raw featured a
McMahon taking center stage for a bit to set up a PPV match as well, because we
just can’t go a PPV without a McMahon mixing it up, apparently.
We also saw a fair amount of goofy finishes Monday night, which
really dragged the show down, as well as a really silly segment involving
personal hygiene. Because that’s what builds feuds in 2019.
But we also saw some solid character development, a couple nice
wins for superstars and some early build to a PPV three weeks away, which is a
nice change of pace. So while there are some legit gripes here, there also is
some praise to toss WWE’s way.
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.