All that holds back a professional wrestling show, like WWE's Raw, are the limits of the creative team's collective imaginations. Real sports have to pray for drama and tension. For every Alabama-Auburn nail-biter, there are a dozen football games that aren't even particularly close. As fans, we wait for the stars to align to make a contest truly compelling.
That's where WWE has a real advantage. Wrestling doesn't have to wait to catch lighting in a bottle. The booking team can simply create it. When the show is at its best, it's an amazing mixture of athleticism, poetry and live theater.
Anything is possible.
That's what makes episodes like tonight's so unbelievable. Anything can happen. Anything at all. And, yet, the big angle they promoted throughout the show was a contract signing between John Cena and Randy Orton. That's the very definition of going through the motions.
Luckily the main event wasn't the only segment on the show. I took a look at each and every major interview, angle and match and gave it a grade from A to F. Disagree? Let me know in the comments.