It was a blast from the past in Buffalo, N.Y., as Raw went "old school" in front of more than 16,000 fans. From the cheesy graphics package and less than impressive pyro that opened the show to Michael Cole's hideous mustard-color jacket, it was a night to celebrate Raw as longtime fans remember it.
Sometimes, like when the New Age Outlaws came out and showed that they still had it, at least for three minutes, it was a lot of fun. On other occasions, like the ridiculous waste of Dusty Rhodes, Sergeant Slaughter and Hacksaw Jim Duggan, it felt like it was nostalgia hammered into a spot it didn't quite belong.
But forget Ric Flair and the Honky Tonk Man. The "old school" legend who stole the show, of course, was the one we've been waiting for since Royal Rumble—the Undertaker. He came out twice, both times doing no more than showing the world he was still alive. He didn't talk. He didn't hit the ring. He didn't do anything but stand there. And, really, that's all we needed from him.
At WrestleMania, Taker will hit the ring for the 21st time. Facing him, with an opportunity to end the most important streak in sports, is CM Punk. But we'll get to how that happened in a minute.
First let's go through every segment of the show, grading from A-F to see who passed and who failed, old school style. That means no curve, people, so watch out.