This is my main problem with the giveaway, or bribe as I see it. There is nothing wrestling related about it. How could you let anyone tuning into Raw that either hasn’t before or hasn’t in a long time think that this is what the current product is? I agree that it seemed as though the wrestling on the card was an afterthought to the bribe. The only thing that seemed to be important to the show last night was McMahon and his money, not the talent that work their asses off to entertain us.
From Sam Walton
You must have been the guy that won the $250,000 last night.
From Master Kennedy
I’ll be the first to admit that I think Vince is a great character. I think he’s funny and quick and plays to the crowd very well. But the problem here is that there’s nothing creative about what he’s doing. Your last statement was not only a great idea, but it also basically proved my point. If you want a larger rating, do something to improve the product, like a title change or a storyline swerve, but a temporary bribe isn’t going to do the trick in the long run.
From Tony Mango
Personally, I don’t see how a 2-3 minute match can be meaningful. Normally Raw offers a pretty good balance of ring time and storyline progression, but all of that was deferred to Vince last night. I felt like I was watching two different shows: Raw and The Price is Right.
I feel bad for you having to write a review on this terrible show this week.
Thanks for the sympathy, but normally I do like Raw.
Maybe I was a little hard on Cena last night but I think I gave a fair assessment of the overall show. I do like Cena, the only problem I had with him last night was the build of his title match at Night of Champions as “the best vs the best.” I agree that The Rock, for instance, was limited in the ring, but he was someone who had such a strong character connection with the audience, that he created an era along with Steve Austin. Calling Cena “the best” right now is implying he is akin to the likes of Rock or Stone Cold, and he has a long way to go before he’s at that level.
From Nic Gallant
While I think that would be a great idea and would certainly make the match more exciting, I would guess WWE probably won’t do that in light of the recent triple threat matches that have main evented past PPV’s. Anything is possible, but WWE has been a bit triple threat heavy lately. That’s not to say I wouldn’t want to see it because I think Jeff Hardy is exactly what the main event scene needs right now.
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