Buckle up, WWE fans. The Road to WrestleMania is about to
We’re at the stage in the road where the path forks, as we
have Super Showdown in less than two weeks, Elimination Chamber in less than
three weeks, and Mania in less than seven. And you have angles building to all
three PPVs simultaneously.
While this is a necessary thing – and doesn’t get negative
marks on its own – it’s still pretty damn confusing and leads to situations
like Brock Lesnar defending his title at Super Showdown while building to his
title defense at Mania, or retconning a path for Shayna Baszler to face Becky
Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship at WM 36 by entering and winning an Elimination
These situations are frustrating at times, but that doesn’t
mean Raw was difficult to follow; you just have to pay attention, and the
announcers need to be on top of things. Thankfully, Raw this time of the year
keeps moving at a good clip, and everyone is firing – and things aren’t even
peaking yet, which is another good sign.
Nowhere is this more apparent than the Randy Orton/Edge feud,
where Edge hasn’t been seen in three weeks, but the rivalry has remained
front-and-center. Sooner or later, the Rated-R Superstar will return to kick their
presumed Mania match into overdrive, but Orton has managed to become even more
despicable in the interim.
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.