Oh my word, that was horrible. So horrible that I had to take about thirteen hours to process the sheer putrid nature of last night’s RAW. Don’t get me wrong, though. There were decent spots. For instance, Paige’s Turn, Dolph Ziggler got a win, Ambrose and Cesaro faced off–and (technically) in the main event, too–and Dr. X(avier Woods) rebooting the Stamford, CT chapter of the Nation of Domination. Oh, and this guy returned.
But, as you probably know by now, it’s more fun to rag on the bad than harp on the good. So, let’s just get on with…the rest of the crap.
For those that thought that WWE would pull the plug on the Rusev angle after the backlash about referencing “the current events,” don’t you know wrestling by now? Vince McMahon will do anything for a pop. This includes “killing” himself (but reappearing and nixing that angle after Benoit), having his daughter (almost) sacrificed, have his daughter ridiculed, and having his son take bumps like a bawse (thank you Jay Hunter).
So, when Rusev came out last night, and had Lana run down the USofA, no one should have been surprised. While it was a distasteful promo (the “current events” one)–especially because of the ramifications of the real event–but we moved past the promo (partly due to WWE not harping on it too much, and mostly because Rusev and Lana are being “buried” for the promo/put on the backburner because of it, per WINC and F4W). Now, controversy or not, I think Rusev is one of the most boring talents in WWE today–even with that nasty Superkick. So, what d’ya think you’ll get when you put Rusev and The Great
est Wrestler Ever, Dead or Alive Khali together in a match?
Maybe I’m being cynical, but last night’s RAW was just…no. Also, don’t expect these reviews weekly. I don’t have the patience to sit through three hours of wrestling debacles.