Pro Wrestling

Time For Raw's "Guest Host" to Take a Bow and Leave

NEW YORK - JANUARY 07:  Reverend Al Sharpton attends the Zab Judah and Carlos Baldomir undisputed World Welterweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden January 7, 2006 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Chris ScheiCorrespondent IOctober 29, 2009

It was pretty cool for a while. Ex-wrestlers would be guest hosts on Monday Night Raw, it was a nice little hook considering some were the fathers of key wrestlers.

But then, Seth Green had to be saved by Triple H, Freddie Prinze Jr. was attacked by Randy Orton, and Shaq was the "outside enforcer" in a match involving the tag team of Big Show and Chris Jericho.

I guess that's all fine and okay.

Unfortunately, we also had to watch Bob Barker do a mockery of the Price is Right on Raw, Al Sharpton talk about Education Reform, and Ben Roethlisberger and his offensive line embarrass themselves.

The guest host thing turned into the latest promotional tool for celebrities. And most of them know how to pronounce Kofi Kingston's name going into the show.

Smackdown has easily become the better, and more watchable show than Raw.

And the guest host is one of the main reasons.

Not to mention Santino, Chavo, and Hornswoggle.

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