WWE Booking: What Does It Say When Raw Is Better Than a PPV?

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 2, 2012

Photo: WWE.com
Photo: WWE.com

WWE's 25th anniversary of the Royal Rumble was somewhat of a let down to some fans. The following night WWE hit it out of the park with a great Raw.

So what happened? The second biggest event of the year is supposed to be amazing.

While the night had it's share of high points, it did not seem like it will be a Rumble which goes down as one of the best.

This is not the fault of just the wrestlers, but also the booking team. The event just felt sort of bland. Sheamus winning the Rumble may have been the high point of the night.

The next night, WWE featured amazing matches and great storyline progression which made me wonder how this was possible. How was a weekly episode of Raw better than the Rumble? It doesn't make sense.

Maybe they worked extra hard? How they also felt the Rumble fall I don't know, but what I do know is that I loved Raw this week.

Ziggler vs Orton and Punk vs Bryan were two of the best matches I have seen on Raw in a long time, and certainly the two best matches of the year so far.

Raw has actually been better than average over the past couple of months and there are several reasons for this. The main reason is that WWE superstars are finally being put in new, resh programs.

Kane and Cena, Punk and Ziggler and Orton and Barrett have had some of the best feuds in WWE, in quite some time.

Daniel Bryan is really coming into his own as a heel Champion who is cowardly and cocky all at once. If this is the trend WWE TV is taking, then I am all for it.

Fresh feuds and new superstars getting pushes makes for entertaining TV to say the least. And let's not forget the Funkasaurus Brodus Clay and the fun atmosphere he brings when he is out in front of the crowd.

All this should have led to a great Rumble. Weeks of great buildup led to a night of somewhat mediocre action. I just hope WWE really pulls out all the stops at Elimination Chamber leading into WrestleMania.

What do you think, why was this week's Raw better than The Royal Rumble?