If you tuned into Raw Monday night looking for good wrestling,
you were not disappointed. If you tuned in looking for a laugh, your sides were
left hurting. If you were looking for some decent storytelling, you even got a
little of that too.
Raw delivered a pretty solid show Monday night, turning out an
episode that featured some good in-ring action and some good promo segments. Yes,
we go another stupid Erick Rowan match, and the “fist fight” did not go off how
it was billed. But Aleister Black & Buddy Murphy once again stole the show.
Drew McIntyre staked a claim for more cheers from fans. Becky Lynch found a
spark to ignite her competitive fire.
However, we also had to endure Sarah Logan being obliterated
again by Charlotte Flair. Bobby Lashley & Rusev squared off yet again, but
don’t worry, this won’t be their last match. And next time, they’ll have partners
to tag in. And the latest chapter in the Andrade/Rey Mysterio feud will be written
soon, but it did not take a logical turn.
All of this lent itself to a solid episode, but one simple
gripe: What’s the Royal Rumble card for Raw beyond the Raw Women’s
Championship? Sure, you don’t need a lot with two Rumble matches, but little
has been announced beyond that.
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.