Well with all the Blue Jays news and other occurances I have kinda neglected my lists feature, so I decided to step it up with a first time occurance. Yes this will be my first ever Pro Wrestling article on Bleacher Report.
It is hard to believe because I am a wrestling fan and watch Monday Night Raw religously since I was a kid. Lately I have been noticing a scary change in the way it is being presented though.
Monday Night Raw has became Mad TV. With B-List "Hosts" somehow being given control over the brand, it lacks all believability and makes the ridiculous world of the WWE even more so.
Also for the past two years it has basically been the exact same wrestlers in the Heavyweight Title Chase.
It has basically been the same fueds with certain guys going away due to injury, but there hasn't been a big push into the Main Event on Raw since God knows when.
People are actually considering that Friday Night Smackdown is the "A" show, which is blasphemy.
With that being said here are five easy steps to making Monday Night Raw the king of Monday Nights once again.
5. No More Guest Hosts
The Guest Host thing, which was an apparant cover for the Donald Trump idea falling through has been the dumbest move in wrestling since TNA hired Vince Russo.
Not one host has actually set up a main event that doesn't involve them and there presence takes away from the building of storylines.
Raw has had great heel GM's. Eric Bischoff, any McMahon, even Mike Adamle had heat. Stone Cold Steve Austin was the only great Face GM.
One of the McMahon's or Eric Bischoff need to be brought back ASAP if Raw is to get any heated storylines going.
4. Battle of the Brands
Some of the best storylines of this decade came during the Smackdown/Raw feud, trades between brands, sabotage, surprise appearances that period had the element of shock and the swerve that this current PG Era does not have.
Think about it Monday Night Raw hires a GM, preferably a Paul Heyman/Bischoff/McMahon type, who then give a promo about how Raw has a history about being the No. 1 brand and how it is their job to take it back.
Raw and Smackdown battle it out, with ECW and Superstars becoming what they should be, Heat and Velocity back in the day.
This would make guest appearances on other shows more exciting and would force the creative team to well, be more creative plus it allows for more wrestlers to get pushes while new ones can debut on Heat and Superstars.
This would make all shows fresh again and give a drastic change that the WWE desperately needs.
3. Undisputed Heavyweight Title
Yes the Undisputed Heavyweight title needed to be stopped during its era as the wrestlers were getting burned out performing at each show, now may just be the perfect time to unify the titles.
With a brand war this would be the crown jewels of it which brand has the best wrestler and how they guy would take on all comers.
Plus it would make the IC and US titles more prestigous as it wouldn't be all about the two heavyweight titles as there would only be one.
This sets up a ton of possibilitise and would make the Elimination Chamber match way more entertaining than the three-title system they have going now.
2. John Cena Stops Trying To Be Hulk Hogan
John Cena has simply became too nice. Remember the rap gimmick where despite being cheesy he actually had good mic skills and appeared to be beatable?
That was the era where John Cena was the WWE's most liked figure, instead of it's most unanimously hated. Which sucks when your the company's biggest face.
Once the WWE realizes that John Cena won't be the Hulkster and stops putting him in every main event feud room would be made for the mid-card to grow and start challenging Randy Orton for the title.
Cena is holding back Raw's solid mid card talent who deserve a shot at the main event.
1. Shawn Michaels vs. John Morrison
Yes this would require the end of two angles but a rivalry with this potential has a short window especially with HBK.
Clashes with two guys that match up so great do not happen frequently. HBK-HHH, The Rock-Austin, and HBK-Undertaker are the only great wrestling feuds of the two brand era that feature wrestlers that match up almost perfectly and have the entire wrestling world standing in awe.
Morrison and HBK would be the battle of the heartthrobs, the battle of the biggest egos in the WWE and have styles that would set Raw ablaze.
Imagine a Ladder match between the two for any title. It would be the match of the year for sure.
Morrison and HBK could provide Raw moments that would be cherished for decades and could put Raw firmly back on top of the WWE Universe.
Well hell it sure beats The Miz and John Cena.