The goal of the WWE’s biggest event of the year isn’t to just deliver for one night, but to set the stage for the rest of the year. It’s a lofty goal, but with more people watching than at any other point, it’s the only goal that makes sense.
Last night’s pay-per-view was a mixed bag of surprisingly good performances, lackluster finishes and expected and unexpected drama. But whatever the results of the match were, the WWE got what they wanted.
They got people talking.
The moment the Rock arrived at the pay-per-view, you knew it was going to be a special night. When Cena and Miz fought to a draw, you knew something bigger was going to happen. When the Rock ordered the restart, you knew it too.
But when the Rock hit John Cena with the Rock Bottom and the whole place exploded, it had made every other match worth it.
People would be talking now. They’ll tune into Raw tonight.
How does Cena respond?
What’s next for Triple H?
Is Jim Ross going to work full-time?
And are we coming to a climax with the anonymous Raw GM?
There are more than a few angles to cover and the WWE will address them all in time. No matter what happens, we know one thing after last night.
They’ll be watching.