Last night, yours truly was at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, attending a live broadcast of the flagship show of the biggest wrestling company on the planet – and my wife was falling asleep from boredom. I’m surprised I wasn’t as well.
That’s not to say that WWE RAW was bad last night. At least, not compared to most other weeks. The problem isn’t that RAW was boring last night. It’s that RAW is boring every week.
Chris from Booker Tees joins us to give his Money In The Bank predictions along with the rest of the panel. We also talk the week in wrestling including ROH’s Best In The World PPV. In the news, we find out where Josh Mathews wound up after being released from WWE. We find out where Brad Maddox has been. We hear who may or may not be involved with TNA at the NYC tapings. Vickie Guerrero for the Hall of Fame? Mick Foley uses his iPhone. All this and much more!
If anybody hasn’t seen the tweets from the BoredWrestlingFan Twitter, I’m trying to replace myself as the resident RAW reviewer here on the site. It’s a volunteer job. I wish I could pay people to do this. The job may only be temporary. I’m still hoping RYTMAN comes back at some point. Oh well. Let’s go, shall we?
I suffer through RAW so you don’t have to. Read on.
BWF it’s your birthday! Happy birthday BWF! Yes, six years ago I started BoredWrestlingFan.com as a site for fans, by fans, and I’ve gotten to do some cool stuff over the years because of it. Not make any money, mind you, but I got to meet guys like Johnny Gargano and Gregory Iron, get threatened by the late Matt Borne, and talk yoga with Diamond Dallas Page. I’ve also been stuck doing this RAW review. Oh well, let’s go.
30 minutes home, the rest here, blah blah blah just click the link.
So. Here’s an interesting predicament. My computer is not currently allowing me to search Google. So it might actually be somewhat difficult for me to find images to post in this review. Apparently some jackass on the same wireless network I’m on was sending automated requests to Google which caused them to Ambrose “nope.” So, let’s hope for the best!
I watch 30 minute of RAW then leave for work to watch the rest here and type up what happened, mostly so YOU don’t have to suffer through it yourself. Aren’t you lucky to know me?
So. You guys know how I usually do these – I watch two hours, drive to work, and watch the whole show just to remember what I watched to write it down here. Well, I no longer drive to work – I dosed off behind the wheel and wrapped my car around a light post – and did just as much damage to the post as my totalled car. I, however, am fine. A few bruises and abrasions, but nothing a little OTC pain reliever won’t fix, should I feel bad enough to actually take that shit. Oh well. In the immortal words of Pink Floyd, the show must go on!
Ouch. Ow. Aaaaahhhh. Oh man my ribs and knees hurt – yet nothing is actually damaged. Oh well, screw it, let’s go. Click the button.
You know, I think my couch might be a little too comfortable. Last night I fell asleep watching Extreme Rules, which was a solid event top to bottom, and tonight I fell asleep watching RAW. Maybe it’s just me recovering from the illness that kept me from doing this RAW review last week. Who knows. Maybe it was RAW that put me to sleep? Guess we’ll find out over the next few hours. Let’s go!
Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda. You know my deal by now. Watch at home, leave before it ends, watch again to review. Just click the jump.
No wisecracks or jokes to start this week’s RAW review. WWE has dedicated tonight to honoring the memory of Warrior, and out of respect for Warrior, I will save such nonsense for the performers on the show. For what it’s worth, the autopsy results are in, Warrior died of heart disease. While the investigation is still ongoing, it should be noted that the initial reports say natural causes, so no matter what some TV talking head would have you believe, Warrior’s death did not involve drugs or alcohol.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is in New York today to be on one of my favorite TV shows! That’s right, he’s a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new movie, Sabotage. And he’s also on some other show filming live from New York tonight – Brooklyn to be more precise. He’s one of the guest hosts of Monday Night RAW! But we’ll get there in a little bit. Some other stuff happens first. What kind of stuff? I guess you’ll have to read on!
I watched 2 hours of this show and still have no idea what happened, so I’ll start over and post my findings here. Go ahead, click the “Read More” link. You know you want to.
If you haven’t heard by now, the main event for tonight’s Monday Night RAW was announced last week. I refuse to watch it. Which means I’m not reviewing it either. In fact, there will be no mention of this match in this review. The participants may be referred to if they do something outside of the match, but that’s it. If you give a shit about said main event, it’s probably on WWE.com and you can go watch it there. It’s not even the fact that I don’t care too much for the two guys actually wrestling in the match (though that’s part of it), it’s moreso the fact that this is the match that we were supposed to PAY for in both December and January. It’s been done. I’m done with it. Fuck it. Let’s go.
I watch this show, and I often find myself questioning why, now moreso than ever. What really is best for business? Not listening to the fans? I hope half the viewers changed the channel during the main event. Read on.