Top 5 Questions Going Forward After Raw
A wise man once said, "You never end a show with barbecue sauce."
Tonight, we witnessed Ryback, the return of Sin Cara and AJ smiling at Kane.
As I do every Monday night following Raw, I present the top questions going forward.
These questions are meant to stimulate conversation and give us pause, so we can examine current storylines.
Shall we have at it?
Where Was Big Show?
It’s hard to build up a feud when one of the two rivals is not even at the event. It is also hard to build up a feud when one of the rivals is wrestling around in barbecue sauce.
Where was the Big Show?
A few minutes of Big Show talking and John Cena being “interviewed” by Michael Cole did not feel like enough to make me any more interested in the upcoming match between Cena and the Big Show.
I am starting to become excited by what the Big Show is saying. He is acknowledging that he has been a joke for most of his career. Perhaps, like Mark Henry, he can revive his career by becoming ruthless and unstoppable.
We have seen Show be the “giant” he claims to be by destroying Brodus Clay, among others. Tonight I kept waiting for him to interfere in Cena’s match, but it never happened. Instead it was a Big “No-Show.”
I have seen enough meaningless feuds for John Cena this year. At the very least I wanted to see the Big Show continue his momentum tonight and prove to the WWE Universe that there is a reason we should even care about this feud.
Are you excited about John Cena and the Big Show’s match?
Does Ryback Excite You?
I am hesitant about Ryback due to the amount of wrestlers who have gone on winning streaks this year. Most of these winning streaks involve beating countless jobbers. Ryback’s streak is no different.
The man is built like a tank, but he beat two jobbers that we do not even know tonight. The two individuals he defeated did not belong in a Jello wrestling pool, let alone a WWE ring.
When will Ryback face better competition?
Until he faces someone over 120 pounds it is hard to grade Ryback. I love his intensity, but is there more to him than the build and the screaming? I am excited to see the WWE trying to inject more young talent into the roster, so I do want to give kudos to them for that at least.
What is your impression of Ryback thus far?
Is AJ Psychotic or Very Clever?
Everyone wants to know what AJ’s true intentions are. She is implicated in a very intriguing storyline involving Kane, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
What does she want though?
Everyone knows the history between AJ and Daniel Bryan as he publicly dumped her just a few months ago. Recently she has become very interested in CM Punk. Tonight she seemed to also be attracted to Kane.
Did I mention that these three men will be facing one another for the WWE title in two weeks?
Obviously AJ’s role in this feud has become quite exciting for WWE fans. Her erratic behavior has fans guessing, and the entire story seems unpredictable. I am willing to say that she may be the most fascinating person in the WWE right now.
What do you think AJ will do when CM Punk, Kane and Daniel Bryan face off at “No Way Out?”
Did Anyone Enjoy a Main Event Involving Michael Cole?
This is a rhetorical question because I already know the answer is “no.”
One of my biggest pet peeves with the current WWE product is their insistence on making the commentators’ roles bigger than just commentating. I am so tired of hearing Michael Cole be so obviously one sided that I occasionally mute the television.
If the commentating is bad enough, then what makes me even more upset is when Jerry Lawler or Michael Cole get into the ring themselves. There have been far too many storylines in which one or both of these men wrestle over the last few years.
Who honestly wants to see the program center around Michael Cole?
If someone is a fan of Cole’s wrestling, then by all means post it in the comment section. I just do not understand why the writer’s believe putting a commentator into the main event of Raw is a good idea.
Maybe I am being harsh, but segments involving Michael Cole could be better used on young talent or better establishing storylines.
Why Is Vince McMahon Coming to Raw Next Week?
Next week on Raw, Vince McMahon is going to give John Laurinaitis a performance review.
There is not much analysis anyone can provide because this is very unexpected. With McMahon making a television appearance I am expecting a dramatic change or decision to come of it. I would like to think that he would not just show up and do nothing substantial.
The first question that came to my mind was if Laurinaitis was going to be “fired.” There have been a dozen times that I thought he may get canned, but every time he survived. Will he survive this time as well?
I could sit here and speculate all night but I want to hear what you think will happen. What will Vince McMahon do next week on Raw?
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