WWE Monday Night Raw Review (10/7/19)

Venue: Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, CA) The show begins with a recap video of last week’s rather graphic unveiling of the affair between Bobby Lashley and Lana. Following the intro video package, the action begins in the ring with a 2-on-1 beat down of Rusev by Team Flair members Randy Orton and Baron Corbin. It’s interrupted,Continue reading “WWE Monday Night Raw Review (10/7/19)”

Friday Night SmackDown Review (10/4/19)

Venue: Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA) Welcome to a New Era Welcome to History Welcome to Fox Welcome to Friday Night Smackdown  Welcome to Many Commercial Breaks As someone who has transitioned to a “Red Zone Channel Only” viewer for watching NFL games and hasn’t watched a complete Fox Sports broadcast besides a Super Bowl,Continue reading “Friday Night SmackDown Review (10/4/19)”

Monday Night Raw Review (9/30/19)

Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena (Phoenix, AZ) A new season of Raw brings about some major changes for the show: A new intro, new announce team, new stage, new graphics, new ring apron and the return of pyro. It all looks good.  Nice changes.  I’m a fan of Vic Joseph from his last impromptu appearanceContinue reading “Monday Night Raw Review (9/30/19)”

WWE Monday Night Raw Review (9/23/19)

Venue: Chase Center (San Francisco, California) Braun Strowman interrupts Seth Rollins’ In-Ring Promo Some concerning audible boos for Seth Rollins during this promo. Putting him in a feud with a hot act and a fan favorite like Bray Wyatt isn’t helping his diminishing heat as a babyface champion. It’ll be fascinating to see who theContinue reading “WWE Monday Night Raw Review (9/23/19)”

WWE Monday Night Raw Review (9/16/19)

Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena (Knoxville, TN) -Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House Interrupts Seth Rollins In-Ring Promo With the exception of Becky Lynch, there isn’t a hotter act in WWE right now than Bray Wyatt/The Fiend. It’s a tough spot for Rollins, who endured a smattering of boos last night at Clash of Champions. Seth, whose promosContinue reading “WWE Monday Night Raw Review (9/16/19)”

WWE Monday Night Raw Review: Notes From MSG (9/9/19)

Venue: Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) -Not a great idea to have an opening segment contract signing hosted by Stone Cold Steve Austin, the most over legend in WWE history, who personality and charisma wise completely dwarfs Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman, two performers who can run hot or lukewarm depending on the crowd. Continue reading “WWE Monday Night Raw Review: Notes From MSG (9/9/19)”

WWE Monday Night Raw Review: Notes From Baltimore, MD (9/2/19)

Venue: Royal Farms Arena -Crowd cheers and is clearly the hottest for AJ Styles. His interruption promo gets over big with the fans, so it figures they would do a match where he’s the only one of the five not in action. Even a 6 vs. 6 with any midcarder currently not doing anything whereContinue reading “WWE Monday Night Raw Review: Notes From Baltimore, MD (9/2/19)”

WWE Monday Night Raw (8/26/19): Notes

Venue: Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, LA) -Opening Sasha Banks promo lacked energy and attitude – same monotone delivery as before. Fans wanted a Becky appearance and confrontation with Banks and they were noticeably disappointed it was Natalya who filled that role instead.  -I’m not usually a big fan of apron bumps but Drew McIntyre’sContinue reading “WWE Monday Night Raw (8/26/19): Notes”

WWE Monday Night Raw Review (8/19/19)

Venue: Xcel Energy Center (St. Paul, MN.) -Dolph Ziggler’s been cutting basically the same  “It should have been me” promo since he returned to feud with Kofi Kingston. But the crowd still seems to be responding to it with the desired heel heat, so I guess if it ain’t broke… -I like Ziggler starting offContinue reading “WWE Monday Night Raw Review (8/19/19)”

WWE Monday Night Raw Review (8/12/19)

-Heel AJ Styles outclasses face Seth Rollins in charisma and energy on the mic. The “We can go together!” line to the fans from Seth was a little cheesy.  -No face turn for Samoa Joe tonight. That makes sense. If it’s going to happen it can come from Roman and him teaming up and Roman’sContinue reading “WWE Monday Night Raw Review (8/12/19)”

WWE Monday Night Raw Review (8/5/2019)

Venue:  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA -Preview Tagline: Seth Rollins Contemplates His Next Move Before Summerslam. -Odd pairing of Becky Lynch and Charlotte in the opening tag team bout. I would have figured we would have gotten the face team of Lynch and Trish Stratus going against the heel team of Natalya and Charlotte. TheContinue reading “WWE Monday Night Raw Review (8/5/2019)”

WWE Raw (7/29/19): Notes and Analysis

Venue: Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas -The 24/7 title opening segment probably would have worked better as a backstage promo between Drake Maverick and R-Truth instead of an actual match. Not sure why it needed to be a mixed tag match even though the women never tagged in, or why there were lumberjacks outContinue reading “WWE Raw (7/29/19): Notes and Analysis”