After one of the worst Monday Night Raws in a long, long time, WWE rebounded in several ways
this week with a more competent, logical program.
Despite the overwhelming positives this week that might be due
to grading on a curve, as well as a couple solid segments and very few truly
negative moments. Raw hummed a long nicely overall, save for a few confusing
moments. Unfortunately, this episode wasn’t terribly memorable, aside from Finn
Balor almost having a perfect night,
and Baron Corbin showing up on film about a half-dozen times.
We saw Lucha House Party continue their strange winning
ways. We saw Dolph Ziggler stand up for himself and emerge victorious. We saw
Finn Balor finally do what babyfaces always stink at: coordinating and helping
each other out. And we saw an acting GM who clearly has lost his marbles.
Raw delivered where it needed to, and so it gets passing
marks overall. It remains to be seen whether TLC lives up to the hype,
especially without a top title being defended and no Raw tag title match being
With that said, let’s find out what reached the summit and
what got knocked down the mountainside. Let’s get to 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.