7 Ups And 8 Downs From WWE Raw (Dec 9)


8. Rowan

Eric Rowan

Let’s not harp on this too much… (pun intended)

Does anyone care about Erick Rowan yet? Yes, the jobber stealing the cage and running off to distract Rowan and steal a countout victory was cute, but none of that made this writer care about Rowan or what’s in the stupid cage.

Meanwhile, WWE released Luke Harper this weekend, after his little mini-revival with Rowan made the tandem more interesting than they had been in forever. So this year, WWE invested time and effort in turning Rowan into a monster sidekick to Daniel Bryan, spun him off with Harper, then sent him to Raw to fawn over an unseen pet.



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.