7 Ups And 5 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Sept 9)


5. Lacey, Nattie Go 50/50

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Oh yay! A feud between Lacey Evans and Natalya!

That’s what was really missing these days: Lacey defeating Nattie last week, only to lose this week. Because the feud must continue!

Much like Baron Corbin, fans booing Evans aren’t booing because they find her to be a convincing heel they want to pay to see lose. They’re booing because they don’t want to see her in the ring. The match itself wasn’t offensively bad, but just heatless and boring, which is almost worse. If it was bad, we could pick it apart and boo. Instead, we just fast-forward and wonder why we should care about this rivalry.

How hard would it be to give us a reason to care about this feud? Or to put a little effort into making it mean something?


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.