7 Ups And 10 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Dec 7)


10. Two Plodding Beasts

What can be said about the developing rivalry between Rusev and Ryback? How about €œno?€ For the second consecutive week, the Big Guy and the Bulgarian Brute squared off on Raw, only for the match to end inconclusively. Both times a possible Lana injury resulted in a count-out, this time with both men being outside the ring and Lana faking her injury to lure Ryback into a Rusev attack. It€™s a feud that doesn€™t appear to have any coherent reason to exist other than, €œHere are two big men who aren€™t doing anything else.€ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXlJ7nizDMc And while that can work sometimes, this pairing isn€™t inspiring anything other than a bathroom break. Even a Ryback plancha and missile dropkick can€™t save this €œfeud.€ Unless something is going to captivate fans soon, this one could use a decisive match to put a cap on this rivalry.

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.