WWE: The End of Tonight's RAW Felt Like WCW Monday Nitro, and I Liked It
When I witness a locker room clearing brawl featuring all that is good and evil in the WWE universe, my mind slowly drifts towards memories of the infamous Monday Night Wars.
Being more specific, I am reminded of the countless episodes of WCW Monday Nitro which ended with the nWo squaring off with the likes of Sting, Lex Luger, and Ric Flair
These happen to be some of my fondest memories as a wrestling fan. I can still vividly remember darting my eyes back and forth between my clock radio and the television, realizing that Tony Shiavone would be telling us good night any second, and once again WCW Monday Nitro would leave me, the fan, completely thrilled and wanting more.
It has been a long time since an episode of Monday Night Raw left me with that old familiar feeling. It seems that the era of People Power is here to stay, and is actually becoming more intriguing each week. I am sucker for these type of angles, I always have been. Whether it be the nWo, the Ministry of Darkness, or more recently Nexus, these invasion type story lines have always peeked my interest.
Now I am not saying that John Laurinaitis and his merry band of heels are ready to take the wrestling world by storm. I am not even sure that they can stretch this thing through Summerslam. But what I do know is that when RAW ended tonight, I was genuinely curious about what happens next.
I had the opportunity to attend Over The Limit in Raleigh, NC and had a truly unbelievable time. The crowd was on fire, and for the most part the show absolutely delivered...except for Cena and you know who. Now there is no need to recap the mess that this so called "main event" turned out to be, but what I will say is that coming off such a sham of a bout at Over The Limit, the Cena vs. People Power story took a turn in the right direction.
The only thing that puzzles me is the inevitable end game. If there is one thing I truly believe about the WWE, unlike what WCW was notorious for, they have at least a somewhat concrete idea of where this is all going. There has to be a plan going into the summer months, especially with RAW going to three hours in July.
My guess is that eventually Laurinaitis will get what is truly coming to him, and most likely at the hands of John Cena. I have a feeling that WWE wants the Cena vs. Johnny feud to rival the old Vince vs. Austin days. Well I think it is safe to say that it isn't happening.
But that doesn't mean it can't be a meaningful and entertaining couple of months, and if we keep getting those episodes of RAW that leave us chomping at the bit for more, the WWE will be in great shape moving into Summerslam.
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