Monday night after RAW, the WWE Network aired a special “Stone Cold Podcast,” where Steve Austin’s guest was WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. At the end of the show, Austin asked Mr. McMahon where people could go to offer suggestions for WWE. Vince claims he listens to his audience, referring to the live audience, but Austin insisted that they could send their thoughts to the WWE and Vince McMahon’s Twitter accounts. I saw a great post from @KellettFilm on Twitter with a list of things he would like to see, and I agreed with a lot of his list, and some of his things, in my own words, may show up here. That said, here is my idea of what I’d personally like to see from World Wrestling Entertainment.
Well, I managed to avoid social media this week. No spoilers. My wife did give an “oh shit!” to something she saw on the show while I was on the phone with her, but she didn’t tell me what it is. So genuine surprises for me this week! WooHoo!
Wow, they let Roman Reigns cut a promo on his own for once – and it wasn’t half bad. And that brawl with Kane? It’s always fun to see Fit Finlay, Jamie Noble, Mike Rotunda, Dean Malenko, and Joey Mercury get tossed around a bit too.
The Wyatt Family beat the Usos! Too bad it was a non-title match. Again.
WWE Network has a 90% satisfaction rate? That’s not what I’ve been hearing. That said, I’ll throw my approval their way. Haven’t had any problems since that first couple weeks.
Isn’t the point of having one hand tied behind your back in a match to be handicap? What’s the point of both Nikki Bella and Alicia Fox having their arms tied behind their backs? The obvious setup, of course. The fans chant bullshit. Or maybe boring. I can’t tell. Thick French-Canadian accents in Montreal.
You know, if you’re trying to get Rusev over as a heel in Canada, shouldn’t you have him face a Canadian, and not Rob Van Dam? FFW! Rusev Wins. Fatality.
Sign in the crowd for Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose: “TANGO INDIA TANGO TANGO YANKEE.” Brilliant. They’re really letting Titty Master Moxley have a good showing against Ortbot. Orton picks up the win, but credit where it’s due – what a match! Let’s put it this way. I write this stream of consciousness on Monday Night RAW so you don’t have to watch – but this… this is worth finding and watching.
Years ago at a local show called Ballpark Brawl, this dude was wearing a Mötley Crüe t-shirt that said “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and some guy yells “YOUR SHIRT SAYS ‘GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS,’ BUT YOU LIKE GUYS, GUYS, GUYS!” I think of that every time I see Fandango’s pants with the world “Girls” written all over them. And he’s only on commentary. Ziggler vs. Del Rio is the match in the ring. “Fandango is the Fonz of the WWE. Hey.” Del Rio wins off the distraction from Arthur Fandangorelli.
Cody Rhodes’ embracing of the Stardust character is just amazing.
Can’t have a show in Montreal without referencing Jerry Lawler’s heart attack or the 1997 Survivor Series. So let’s have Lawler introduce Bret Hart. I knew somebody would interrupt Bret – I wasn’t expecting Damien Sandow dressed as Bret Hart (or Bret Sandhart, as he called himself). Though I probably should have been. Hart decks Sandow and knocks him out of the ring. Which in my opinion gives Sheamus an unfair advantage in his match with Sandow. Which he, of course, wins.
Dammit, I missed the preview of “Monday Night Wars” on WWE Network. D’oh! Also, I’m bummed that the October 1989 episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event is not on there yet either. I want to watch Mr. Perfect destroy the WWF Championship.
Instead, I’ll watch Jericho vs. The Miz. Jericho appears to be bleeding from somewhere near the ear. Can’t get a good look at it though. I can’t really tell how bad it is. But it’s irrelevant I guess, since Jericho picked up the win with the Walls of Jericho. Jericho should know better than to think he’ll get a clean shot at Bray Wyatt without Rowan and Harper standing in his way.
Two Diva matches on one show? And this one is a tag team match – so that means six Divas wrestling on one show. It’s the Funkadactyls against… Paige and AJ? So this is a question of which team breaks up first. Cameron, who was completely disinterested in this match, tags herself in and gets a Paige Turner for her trouble – and the loss. Joey Styles isn’t on commentary for the brawl that breaks out between Cameron and Naomi to yell “CAT FIGHT! CAT FIGHT!”
Cesaro’s five languages come in handy when he’s in Montreal. I have no idea what he said in French, but I guess it doesn’t matter since they speak Quebecois in Montreal anyway. And Cesaro loses to Kofi Kingston again. Big E saves Kofi from the beatdown. Why is Cesaro jobbing to this jobber-to-the-stars?
Bo Dallas vs. Diego of Los Matadores. Now where have I seen this before? Oh, that’s right. This past Friday on SmackDown. Oh wait. He’s wrestling El Torito. Bo wins, of course. You know, I’d like to see a match between Los Matadores & El Torito against Bull Dempsey or whatever the dude’s name is in NXT. They’re bullfighters, right?
I FFW through the main event (John Cena vs. Seth Rollins) to see Kane and Orton attack Cena. The predictable ending of Cena getting knocked out only to have the WWE World Heavyweight Championship saved from a cash-in by Dean Ambrose happens again. Then Super Cena hits an AA on Orton, and gets saved from Kane by a Roman Reigns spear. The end.
Not a bad episode of RAW, IMO. I think the “oh shit!” from my wife was AJ being Paige’s partner. Ambrose/Orton is worth watching. Now to see if I can’t find me a copy of the Monday Night War preview. See you all Sunday for BWF Radio!
Once again, stream of consciousness on WWE RAW by ThinkSoJoE.
Triple H making fun of John Cena’s hip hop past: priceless. John Cena getting the cover of WWE 2K15? Worthless. Hopefully they’ll do a fan art cover again this year too so I don’t have to look at Cena every time I want to pop in the game.
I left the room before the Seth Rollins/Rob Van Dam match to get ready for work – and when I came back I knew who Rollins was facing simply because Hartford was chanting ECW. Rollins called Renee Young “Toots.” Who uses that word anymore?
Let me let you guys in to the mind of ThinkSoJoe. I’m fully anticipating a feud down the line between Rusev and Adam Rose, where two of the Rosebuds are dressed as a moose and a squirrel, and Lana and Rusev kidnap them, just to give the inevitable “Moose and Squirrel” promo that these two make me think of every time they open their mouths.
Did I just see a Jack Swagger face turn? ZEB COLTER WITH THE ROCKY & BULLWINKLE REFERENCE! “Let’s go Swagger?!?” Holy shit, this is the most relevant the former World Heavyweight Champion has ever been – and he sends Rusev packing! WE THE PEOPLE!
By the way, who called the Usos retaining at Money In The Bank on BWF Radio 132? Oh that’s right. I DID! As much as I hated to do so. The Wyatt Family defeat The Usos and Sheamus.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the Bo Dallas experiment is actually working this time around.
“We actually had a 666Casino match a few weeks ago between the Divas. Glad you follow the product.” Cole calling JBL out for not following the product. I’d be surprised if ANYBODY in this company follows the product. Credit where it’s due – Naomi has really worked hard at learning how to wrestle. Let’s face it, Trish Stratus didn’t know shit when she started either.
How about that Vacant? He lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship last night, but he won the Intercontinental Championship tonight! Go Vacant!
Cesaro is Battle Royalty. Gotta love Paul Heyman. Wait a second. A match finished during the commercial break – and it was Kofi Kingston defeating Cesaro?!? Oh well, at least Cesaro beat him down after the match. And how much does Kofi mean to… well… anybody at all? Nobody comes out to save him.
Nobody likes Santino either, since nobody shows up to his party. At least not until Adam Rose brings the alcohol. Because our PG show’s primary demographic are those who can drink Twisted Tea.
Vince Mc-Fuckin-Mahon?!? Holy shit! The boss is here, look busy! Oh wait… it’s Damien Sandow. His VKM impersonation is actually not terrible. Or at least his JT McMahon impersonation. Hey JT, I’d watch it with the Vince McMahon impersonations, Stephanie might sick Khali on you.
Hey Facebook. I know it’s my own damned fault for going on social media before watching the show – but if Chris Jericho wasn’t TRENDING I wouldn’t have seen anything about his return. So thanks for the spoiler, dicks! Wait – the fucking Miz? Wait – he’s in The Marine 4? There was a Marine 3? Who the fuck cares? Oh, nobody does – because The Miz was in THAT one too. You know, if Facebook didn’t fucking SPOIL this for me, I probably would be genuinely excited and surprised to see Y2J interrupt this segment. Though I AM genuinely surprised and excited to see The Wyatts interrupt! Actually, didn’t Jericho have some interaction with the Wyatts on NXT?
Wow. Ziggler won two matches in the span of three weeks? Of course, he can thank Summer Rae for coming in and making out with him for this one.
“We’ve had some RAW so far, and it ain’t even close to being over.” Don’t remind me, Jerry.
RybAxel. Let me guess. They’re facing Goldust and Stardust? Oh hey, I was right. Imagine that. I saw this match last night. Except Axel isn’t wearing the singlet this time. Oh look, Goldust and Stardust won. Imagine that.
The Diva’s Champ is here! Paige says she’s here to stay. But she’s interrupted by AJ Lee! Holy shit! AJ congratulates Paige, who’s not buying it. Paige says AJ’s not getting her rematch right now. Basically we’re getting the tables turned from the night after WrestleMania. Wait. Why am I doing play by play? And of course, we inevitably get the match. AJ gets the rollup – and we’ve got a new Diva’s Champion! Guess Paige was just keeping the belt warm for her while she took her hiatus. Also, I guess this puts to rest the “AJ’s pregnant” rumors, huh?
I really don’t give a shit about this main event. FFW! Let’s go ahead and end RAW with Triple H and Kane standing over a fallen John Cena. At least it’s not one of OUR guys for once. OH SHIT! Triple H calls for Seth Rollins! True to his word though, Dean Ambrose stops Rollins! And Reigns takes out Kane, because we can’t end the show with Super Cena unconscious at the feet of The Authority.
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.
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It’s Thursday and people are still talking about Seth Rollins betraying the SHIELD on Monday night RAW. It was the main angle that sent the show out so that’s understandable. There are also some problems with it.
Twenty-five years I’ve been watching WWE television, week in, week out, without question. I never miss RAW, which since 1993 has been the only television show I watch on Monday nights. Well, aside from watching Nitro on picture-in-picture of course. But something happened last night that made me question why I’m such a loyal viewer of this program. I watched an entire 3-hour RAW live on TV. This was the first time since they made the permanent switch that I’ve watched the show live as it aired without actually being in the arena, and I’ve gotta tell you, I can’t understand how people do this every week. I found myself checking the time once every 15 minutes or so once I hit the 90 minute mark. “It’s gotta be close to 11 by now.” Nope, 10:15. The fact is, there wasn’t anything really going on to advance storylines or anything either. So we’re talking 3 hours of filler. In fact, only the overrun was worth watching. So today, I’m not going to watch the show over again and review it – I’m going to recap it using Ian’s Intense Post-Payback Raw Recap from AngryMarks.com as a reminder of what, exactly, I watched in those 3 agonizing hours last night.
First things first. Happy Memorial Day, and a thank you to those who have made that ultimate sacrifice to allow guys like me to sit here and talk about whatever the hell they want to on the internet. Second, happy 3rd Anniversary to my beautiful wife, Mrs. ThinkSoJoE. Third, happy birthday to my friend and BWF Radio co-host Mark Noyce. Now that the formalities are out of the way, let’s get this 3 hour show out of the way. This is one of those “I don’t feel like watching this show” nights. So we’re going to skip through it and give you basically what you need to know to follow the current storylines. Sound good? Let’s go.
I watch 30 minutes, leave, then watch the whole show from the beginning, just so you don’t have to. Maybe that’s why ratings are slumping?