7 Ups And 6 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (March 5)


6. Nice Try

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This writer almost gave Goldust interrupting John Cena and trying to force his way into WrestleMania an “up” because it was an interesting way to get the Golden One into a match with the 16-time world champion.

And then the match took place.

What could have been an intriguing story (aging veteran realizing his window is closing and taking whatever shortcuts he can to try to get past one of the all-time greats) turned into a glorified squash, as Goldust barely got any offense in during a short and clunky match. Goldy is capable of a lot more than what he showed Monday night, and it never seemed like he was a threat to Cena.

That’s not to say that Goldust should have come close to beating Cena, but no one ever gave him a second thought, and rather than trying to make something out of the segment, it was gamely set up and then quickly snuffed out.


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.