For the past few weeks, the WWE has been putting on putrid Monday Night Raws. The storylines have been downright laughable. For example, Jericho and Ambrose are feuding over a potted plant named Mitch and a freaking jacket. I don't know who they are trying to appeal to with this hot garbage, but with Extreme Rules coming up this Sunday, the WWE desperately needs to put on a good show. Odds are that wont happen and instead we will be subjected to another painful segment with R-Truth and Goldust.
Everything they are trying right now simply is not working. The Vaudevillians and the New Day sounds good in theory, but the crowd is completely dead during their promos. They have also ruined the New Day thing and made it so commercial and plain, it just sucks now. There is no edge to the product anymore, it is complete fluff for 3 hours, that only wrestling fans would sit through. The idea that they are appealing to a casual audience with their pathetic attempts at humor is more amusing than the promos themselves.
The New Era is apparently a Shane/Stephanie McMahon to open every Monday Night Raw. This promo drags on for 15 minutes until they are interrupted by a couple of WWE Superstars. Shane or Stephanie then decides to make a match between these two and one of them shouts, "And that match is right now!" and then there is a commercial break. Come back from a commercial break we get a few minutes of wrestling followed by another commercial break. After that break, we get the finish to the match. It is now roughly 8:35, so that means we have 25 minutes of filler till 9PM. At 9PM there will either be a women's match or either the Intercontinental Champion or United States Champion joins the announcer's table and watches a match between two contenders. He then somehow interferes in the match. It is now 9:20, so we get 40 minutes of filler till 10PM. At 10PM, whatever didn't happen at 9PM between the women's match or the IC title/US Title will happen. It is now 10:20 PM. Sprinkle in 37 minutes of filler and we have a Roman Reigns match started at 10:57. This match will end in some kind of screwy finish to further a convoluted, stupid storyline.
In summary, the WWE has already managed to bring up exciting talents from NXT and made them boring. The Bullet Club, or the "Club" is already losing to the Usos. What is the point? What was the point of advertising Big Cass vs Chris Jericho last week and then not having the match? Instead, the WWE wants us to be excited about Dean Amrbose destroying a jacket? Who is that entertaining? Tonight is the go-home show for the PPV this Sunday. They want people to sign up to the network, so they will definitely try to put on a good show. I'm just not sure what they view as a good show is appealing to anyone. They certainly aren't drawing in new fans and are just pissing off the people that have always watched their product.
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Update: I'm already predicting it is going to suck based on this tweet from the WWE. Oh yay, the same match again! Yippee!