6 Ups & 5 Downs From WWE Raw (Results & Review - January 29)

4. Still Not Caring

Zoey Stark Chelsea Green

If it’s Monday Night Raw, it’s another night of two heatless women’s tag team matches.

WWE loves to tell its audience that the women’s tag division is heating up, but really, it’s just the same 4-5 teams wrestling in different permutations in uneventful, unremarkable matches that play out mostly to silence. In city after city, this problem repeats itself, so it clearly isn’t a problem with a particular town.

Chelsea Green and Piper Niven got squashed by Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark in a short bout that actually wasn’t half-bad in its goal to establish a new dangerous team, but they also had to sell being incompetent to get Green’s “bumbling into offense” act over.

Natalya and Tegan Nox reunited after turning on each other at the Royal Rumble, only to tease tension in the match as they lost to the Kabuki Warriors in another heatless match that only came to life under the spell of Kairi Sane and Asuka.

It would be nice if WWE could figure out what to do with these women, but throwing them out there to grab a hold in silence isn’t the cure.


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.