8 Ups And 5 Downs From WWE Raw (20 March - Review)

Bloodline saga dominates, Logan Paul coldcocks Rollins, Edge turns in film class project.

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If WWE hasn’t sent a fruit basket to Paul Heyman’s house every week for the past six months, they better be slipping him an envelope with some extra cash in it.

For more than a while now, the Bloodline saga has been the fuel that has propelled WWE. The group and everyone in their orbit (Cody Rhodes, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens) all feel hugely over and well defined. Their feuds are the most must-see parts of WWE programming every week, and Raw Monday night was no different.

In fact, if you remove the Bloodline elements from Raw, you’d be left with a so-so episode, an inexcusable stumble less than two weeks out from WrestleMania. Several things still hit Monday night, but some high-profile feuds fell flat, including the angles for all three main women’s Mania matches, which were bland at best and horrendous at worst.

Credit to Logan Paul, who is leaning into getting booed and trying to trigger fans now, even using a bit of truth (he’s rich enough that he doesn’t need to wrestle, but he does it because he loves it) as the basis for his combativeness with the fans. Meanwhile, keep Edge away from the writers’ room, as he turned in a laughable promo that should be taught as “what not to do.”

But that Cody… not bad, eh?

Let’s get to it…


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.