6 Ups And 6 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Oct 7)
6. Wrong Woman Standing
How do you evaluate Monday’s Last Woman Standing match
between Natalya and Lacey Evans?
The match itself was plodding (but not bad), with Lacey controlling
much of the bout. She did the annoying bit where she’d hit Nattie once milk and
8-9 count, hit her again and let the ref count again. It slowed everything down
to a crawl, despite some nice shots and good heel mannerisms from Evans.
Then there’s the matter of who won the match. Despite
controlling 90% of the match, Lacey had a suplex reversed on her and got
powerbombed off the stage and through a table, and that was enough for Natalya
to win the decisive(?) fifth match between the two. Does that mean that Nattie
has won the feud?
If so, then that’s a mistake. Why is Nattie winning a feud
against an up-and-comer at this stage in her career? For better or worse, Evans
was challenging for the Raw Women’s Championship just a few months ago, and now
she’s losing a rivalry few care about.
It just doesn’t seem to make any sense, as if they’re
booking week to week without a long-term game plan. But who knows here? Maybe
the goal is… eh, someone help us out here.
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.