Last night the craziness of Wrestlemania weekend caught up to me and I fell asleep midway through RAW. In fact, the last thing I remember is The Miz coming out to challenge Zack Ryder for the Intercontinental Championship. Come to
The general consensus from last night’s RAW was that the show was a dud.
Well, that’s not entirely true. Most people will admit that the show was decent enough, but it paled in comparison to what many believed the penultimate RAW before Wrestlemania “should be”. I can understand where those people are coming from – the lack of Lesnar, Undertaker and Shane-O-Mac was pretty evident.
However, let’s focus on the show for what it was, not what we wanted it to be. Yes, friends, I’m donning my #PromotingPositivity Pork Pie hat and sharing with you the things I think you should be excited about from last night.
Maybe it’s been reading Shawn Michaels book on faith, but that quote resonates with me as I sit down to write this column. I was all set to do another running diary of Monday Night RAW, but for some reason, I couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was the early hour of the morning, maybe it was being distracted by other matters, but I wasn’t finding my quasi-witty one liners and potentially interesting anecdotes flowing as freely as I usually do. I was stuck.
That’s when I saw John Cena lock in the STF on Alberto Del Rio, and an idea popped into my head. All of a sudden, I was brought in a completely new direction, which is what you’re (hopefully) about to read.
After spending the last 60 hours or so trying to sort through the IWC’s bi-polar responses to Battleground and RAW, I’ve realized once again that in wrestling, just like life, you can’t please everybody.
RAW was great, except it sucked. Battleground was awesome, until it was terrible. JBL is an awful announcer. . . .Well, I suppose that’s the general consensus – Hey! Something we can all agree on!
Time to dust all the old favorite. Let’s get to #PromotingPositivity, people!
This morning, like most recent Tuesdays, I was awake before the sun.
This morning, like most recent Tuesdays, I sat down to watch RAW.
This morning, UNlike most recent Tuesdays, I didn’t have to squeeze it in before work.
So for the first time in forever (You’re welcome to all those people now singing a song from Frozen), I watched 85-90% of RAW. Sorry, D-Jay, but even all this free time isn’t going to make me watch the Bellas vs. Naomi and Tamina.
Thus, I present to you NAIbors, a RAW response in just about its entirety.
A funny thing happened over the last few months. . .
Monday Night RAW, and WWE in general, became super enjoyable again.
No longer are we bogged down in #CancelWWENetwork drama. In fact, outside of a few people who seem to rarely, if ever, be happy with all-things wrestling, people are pretty upbeat about the product as a whole.
So, what happened? What has caused such a turnaround in viewer attitudes?
I know that just about all of you are going to say the same thing – “It’s HHH, he’s taking over and he’ll bring us to our own personal Xanadu of wrestling heaven!”
That may or may not be true – The fact is, none of us truly knows how much of the WWE product is being orchestrated by whom these days, so for today’s piece, we’re not going to focus on the behind-the-scenes parts.
Today, we’re going to look at a handful of on-screen reasons that I feel have boosted WWE’s appeal.
While I was not able to sit down and enjoy Monday Night RAW last night with the rest of the NAIborhood, there is something rather peaceful about waking up in the wee hours of the morning and turning on, in my case, Tuesday Morning RAW. Maybe it’s the fact that I have to stay off Twitter in order to be #SpoilerFree, or maybe its just that I am the very model of a modern major morning man, but its become one of my favorites times of the week.
Let’s air out some RAW Response Chief’s Briefs, shall we?
Took a little bit of a break there, but welcome back to a weekday edition of The Chief’s Briefs. After believing that the Comcast cable gods were conspiring against me, keeping me from Monday Night RAW, I had a pleasant surprise to return home from work this afternoon and find it waiting for me on my DVR. Thus, today’s episode is a RAW-recap spectacular!