7 Ups And 6 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (July 9)
6. Comedy Club
For the past several months, Seth Rollins has been on a meteoric rise to the top of the Raw card through both outstanding matches and solid promos.
But Monday, he devolved into telling jokes. Bad jokes. Rollins intimated that Drew McIntyre does what Dolph Ziggler tells him because he knows a secret – which involves a sheep. Yes, seriously. And Ziggler’s promo about Rollins’ nicknames and how many wrestling matches the Intercontinental Champion won at Kent State wasn’t exactly inspiring either.
On its own, this wasn’t terrible. And Rollins has been on such a tear that it hopefully will just be a small bump in the road. But whenever WWE writers turn to bad humor, you have to worry a bit. Rollins delivered his lines well (including the “I’m a baa-aaa-aaad man!” one), which makes you think that the writers will fall back on it again.
And again. And again. And that’s what really worries here.
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.