5 Ups And 8 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (July 4th)

Was this the worst episode of Raw in years?

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Well, maybe WWE wants to set a record low for television ratings. Did you ever think of that?

Otherwise, there really was no excuse for how bad, how content-free Raw was Monday night. The three hours flew by, but not because it was enjoyable. It was because it was so calorie-free that there were maybe only two or three developments worth paying attention to next time you see them pop up. Otherwise, this was a totally skippable episode of Raw.

Do you like food fights between mid-carders? Do you enjoy copious amounts of patriotism? And do you think that random tag matches leading to nothing else other than some vague comment about patriotism and freedom is riveting? Then Monday night was for you and a likely record small number of viewers.

It’s a shame that this even has to be typed, but after such a painful episode, one can only hope this one is quickly forgotten.

But before then, let’s see what was star-spangled awesome and what simply stunk. 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.