5 Ups And 6 Downs From WWE Raw After WrestleMania 36

Normally off-the-wall show tamer, but still perfectly acceptable.

Normally, the Raw after WrestleMania is a raucous affair, with rowdy fans chanting and trying to hijack the program while WWE rolls out new superstars and new angles as the company tries to capitalize on the energy and momentum from WrestleMania weekend.

But in this current climate, WWE has been forced into a very weird, unprecedented situation, with the roster limited, no audience and no definitive timeline on the future. All of that adds up to very uncertain times for much of our world, and WWE is no different.

It’s in that vein that we found Raw Monday night, with the company trying to follow on WrestleMania 36, but not being able to really pull the trigger on anything special or memorable. The uncertainty surrounding everything might have tamped down any grand plans the company had, and that definitely has to be taken into account.

But while we can partly grade on a curve, we still have to acknowledge that WWE is choosing to move forward with taping shows, so you still have to critique them, not just give them a pass because they choose to entertain by having their athletes do the opposite of social distancing.

So we’ll give some credit, but still attempt to break down Raw. 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.