The last time I wrote anything about WWE was the Monday Night Raw after August’s SummerSlam.
To give you all an idea of how long that is in the WWE Universe, I have a few examples of changes which have occurred since my last blog to throw your way:
- Daniel Bryan is now a two-time WWE Champion (that’s right, he now has two short-lived claims to the title),
Coming off the back of Sunday’s SummerSlam, Raw was guaranteed viewership this week, but also added pressure.
Pressure for the extremely well-played out double heel turn of former Evolution teammates Triple H and Randy Orton to convincingly rub the fans the wrong way for the first time in years, pressure for the would-be WWE Champion Daniel Bryan to pull off the role of a modern day
It’s been a while since anybody in WWE has uttered the term “ruthless aggression”.
Mr. McMahon’s mention of this term seemed to set the tone for this week’s Raw, and perhaps the remaining three weeks building to SummerSlam. The show was packed with matches which WWE had labelled as “must see” via the much-plugged WWE App, and all six of them had the potential to steal the show.
Why did WWE wait this long to have a live episode of Raw in Brooklyn?
For everything us fans despise about WWE – for some it is John Cena’s mere existence, others are assured that Dolph Ziggler is just not as over as the IWC would like to believe, and many find the storytelling insultingly simple or nonsensical at times – there are a lot of good things to counteract what we loathe.
Those were the words uttered by the leader of WWE Raw’s newest trio just before they made their much anticipated debut this week. The entrance was fitting, the promo packages (although illogical – an investigative journalist travels to the home of a demented family the day of their debut…) throughout the night were intriguing, and the impact they made was memorable.