WrestleMania season is upon us, which sometime provides WWE
an excellent opportunity to focus.
The company’s writers are often all over the map, but when
you give them a hard deadline for the biggest show of the year, it something
forces them to get down to things in a smart fashion. That’s what we got Monday
Drew McIntyre continued his build toward his showdown with
Brock Lesnar, who still is harboring ill will toward the Scot. Edge made his
return to Raw one night after an entirely improbable appearance at the Royal
Rumble. He didn’t escape unscathed though, as we presumably set up another
major Mania match.
We also got a couple decent matches along the way, though we
also got way too many squashes for one night, as every other match was a jobber
squash. That’s fine a couple times, but when five of the nine matches are squashes,
it’s something to make mention here and keep an eye on for next week.
The Road to WrestleMania is off to a pretty decent start,
and hopefully WWE has figured out how to get there from here. Even with several
storylines set into motion Monday night, where still some work left to be done.
Let’s hope they can build off this week and continue to deliver solid episodes.
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.