6 Ups And 8 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (July 1)


8. An Underwhelming Debut

Let’s set aside the technical error that led to a debuting tag team being shown on the screen during the opening of Raw.

But the Street Profits’ introduction to the WWE main roster was pretty lackluster, doing a backstage interview where they goofed around – which is their normal shtick in NXT – and Montez Ford proclaimed that they wanted “the smoke” over and over. Later, they showed up to bug Paul Heyman for a minute.

Not every wrestler can debut with pyro and win a big-time match on their first night. But the NXT Tag Team Champions showing up in a backstage interview where they don’t say anything of note? Sorry, that’s not cutting 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.