6 Ups And 9 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Feb 18)

8. Time To Advance The Ball

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OK, Monday night was third down. Time for WWE to decide whether to punt or go for it.

In this case, we’re referring to Curt Hawkins’ losing streak. Zack Ryder has re-teamed with his old partner to try to help him shake his losing streak, but they’ve been unsuccessful so far. The idea is admirable – trying to convert a jobber back into a respectable wrestler by teaming him up with someone he had success with previously – but we need to see some progress.

Hawkins is getting more offense and wrestling with more confidence, but it’s so nuanced that you have to be watching for it to see it. At some point in the really near future, we’re going to need to see him actually win, even if it’s by count-out.

At this point, if WWE isn’t planning to have him win very soon, then just pull the plug, because this storyline isn’t going to last forever.


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.