Enduring the three hour slog of Raw can be a tough ask at the best of times, but paying complete attention for the duration of the broadcast is a challenge. Plenty goes on, even if not all of it is readily apparent on first viewing. Luckily, rather than having to comb over the tedium again yourself, I am here to guide you through it. Your Sherpa through bumpy Sports Entertainment terrain. Away from the dim-witted storylines and poorly-penned scripted promos there are often hidden gems to be found, or happenings that require further examination because they are not quite what they seem on the surface. My weekly mission is to unearth these for you and share them with the world, offering analysis into the way things work. Sometimes though, the things we learn are blatantly apparent to everyone and need a little context. We have that covered too. This week one performer could barely hide his disdain for what he was doing, Vince McMahon allowed a rare-glimpse at his real-life frustrations, a long-term WWE mainstay was unintentionally publicly humiliated, Stephanie McMahon added a new annoying tick to her ever-expanding list of reasons to flip the channel when she is on the screen, and only one man came out of the 180 minute ordeal with any credit. Read on to find out more!
The author of the highly acclaimed 'Titan' book series, James Dixon has been involved in the wrestling business for 25 years as a fan, wrestler, promoter, agent, and writer. James spent several years wrestling on the British independent circuit, but now prefers to write about the bumps and bruises rather than take any of them. His past in-ring experience does however give a uniquely more "insider" perspective on things, though he readily admits to still being a "mark" at heart.
James is the Chief Editor and writer at historyofwrestling.co.uk and is responsible for the best-selling titles Titan Sinking, Titan Shattered, and Titan Screwed, as well as the Complete WWF Video Guide series, and the Raw Files series.