Now see Smackdown realized how you are supposed to end the go home show before a Royal Rumble PPV…instead of having 3 part-timers staring at one another for an uncomfortable amount of time what you do is have a lumberjack match that ends in all of the lumberjacks in the ring beating the hell out of one another.
The last Raw before the Royal Rumble so the expectation is that the WWE would deliver an action-packed show that would whet the appetite of fans for the Rumble PPV. Maybe a couple more entrants are named, possibly a new match or two…just about anything exciting. And if your idea of exciting is two 50 year olds in a stare down with a man who could probably cripple them both without breaking a sweat then this was the Raw for you!
Another Monday Night Raw has passed and like most weeks there is some good, some bad and man oh man is there some ugly. And with this being a Raw that aired on MLK Day the ugly was more bothersome to me than usual. But that doesn’t mean things were all bad. This show had some highlights that really worked so click onward and see what was what for this week’s 3 hour marathon of grown men rolling around on top of one another in their underpants.
Who knew people cosplayed as professional wrestlers? I have been to several conventions and never seen anyone dressed as a wrestler. The only time I see people even looking mildly like wrestlers is at an actual pro wrestling event and even then it doesn’t get to the level of full-on cosplay (except for Jeff Hardy fans who really go all out to look like him). Be that as it may, this week sees a few lovely lasses all done up to look like the currently retired Straight Edge Superstar.