WWE: Edge Should Not Have Won That Battle Royale on Raw

Jack WindhamAnalyst IJanuary 26, 2011

WWE made a mistake on Monday Night Raw this week.

At the beginning of the show, Edge was booked in an impromptu battle royale match.

Seeking revenge against the World Heavyweight Champion, the mystery GM sent out Tyson Kidd, Jack Swagger and Drew McIntyre. Edge was able to eliminate all three guys.

Granted, an argument can be made that Edge is ranked higher than them and should be booked stronger. However, it was unnecessary.

For one, Edge doesn't need to be booked strongly going into his title defense at the Royal Rumble. There aren't too many serious fans right now who truly believe that Dolph Ziggler is a threat to the world title.

We don't need to be convinced that Edge has a chance to walk away with his world title firmly around his waist after Sunday night.

(In a bit of a spoiler, WWE is going to be modifying the World Heavyweight Championship match to make it seem like Ziggler has a chance to win. Look for it on Smackdown this upcoming Friday.)

Another reason why it was unnecessary is because Kidd, Swagger and McIntyre are all in the Royal Rumble match.

All three guys need to be booked strongly going into the event because WWE wants people to believe that all 40 guys have a fair chance at winning (which they don't).

A strong promo from Edge or a scuffle against Ziggler would have been a much better way to start off the show.


Jack Windham is the lead writer at WrestlingRevealed.com.

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