It’s the go-home show for Elimination Chamber and it was one of the more well-rounded Raws of the year. Continue reading
Betty White was heavily publicized for Raw, but outside of a skit with the New Age Outlaws in which she pranked Billy Gunn, she didn’t do much of anything. What she did do is hit all her queues, read her lines perfectly, and was one of the most professional “hosts” they’ve had. This woman is 92 years old.
The show was centered around yet another John Cena vs. Randy Orton match. Continue reading
WWE hit their Bay Area house show swing on Saturday night with the second of two house shows. On Friday, one of their tours, headlined by John Cena vs. Randy Orton in a steel cage made its way to Oakland. The same crew hit San Jose on Saturday. The second crew featuring Daniel Bryan, the Shield, and Wyatts were in San Diego on Saturday.
Interestingly, Rey Mysterio who lives in San Diego was with the San Jose crew. He didn’t work in Oakland, making me think he was switching tours, but that was not the case.
I hadn’t been to a WWE house show in several years, usually waiting for a Raw, Smackdown, or PPV show before spending money on tickets. However, after seeing Raw and Smackdown in 2013 and feeling like both events were long and not at all geared toward making the live fans happy, I decided to go the house show route this time. Continue reading
As expected, there was no CM Punk on the show, though the crowd tried to start faint chants for Punk. John Cena wasn’t on the show either because of an eye injury sustained at a house show. So, we got another wrestling heavy show, but it was once again built around the same storyline that didn’t work in 2013 and is simply tired. Continue reading
It was the post-Royal Rumble Raw and according to Dave Meltzer, the show was being rewritten two hours before the broadcast started. What does that mean? I’m not quite sure because it was a heavy wrestling show and something that was teased all night, didn’t have a conclusion. Continue reading