So last night’s WWE Raw began dealing with the fall out of the mediocre at best PPV “Extreme Rules” on Sunday. I’m talking so mediocre that I decided to not even bother doing a full breakdown/review of it. All you need to know coming out of that PPV is that The B Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) beat the Deleters of Worlds (Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt) for the Raw Tag Titles, Rusev proved he absolutely belongs in the main event scene, and WWE fans are FUCKING INSUFFERABLE (more on that later).
So the main angle last night was that there would be two triple threat matches and the winners of those would face off to determine the number one contender to face *Paul Heyman Voice* BROOOOCK LESNARRR!! The first triple threat is Roman Reigns (yawn) v Finn Balor v Drew McIntyre. At first, I was a bit excited to see the latter two in the match, but I don’t know why I bothered getting my hopes up because once again Roman wins. Later, the second triple threat match was Bobby Lashley v Seth Rollins V Elias and given the results of the first match, it was quite obvious that Bobby Lashley (Reigns current feud) would get the W.
So, it’s set that yet again, a feud that nobody is invested in will continue, and Roman Reigns will face off against Bobby Lashley to see who will face Lesnar. However, I have a hunch that what is actually going to happen, is somehow there will be a draw, etc. and we will get a triple threat match at Summer Slam. Vince will not let Brock or Roman look weak, so I think Lashley gets put into the match to take the pin fall via Reigns spear. So we’re going to have Bobby Lashley, who is more bland than a rice cake, facing arguably the most hated (not because he’s a good heel) main roster star Roman Reigns (seriously unless they’re a boy under 12 or a female 16+, people love to hate the man), challenging for a title that no one gives a single shit about because the “Champion” Brock Lesnar is never around. All we can really hope for is that Braun Strowman cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase and all of them “Get these hands”!
Now I’d just like to address the little bit about the WWE fans. Ever since the beloved “YES MOVEMENT”, fans feel like they can do whatever they please, and get whatever they want. At the time, I think everyone (myself included) thought adding Daniel Bryan to the main event of Wrestlemania 30, because it’s what all the fans wanted, was the right call. In hindsight, it seems to have been a slippery slope. Fans are constantly trying to “hijack” shows, demand changes, reject the overall product and outcomes if it doesn’t fit in with what they want. Sunday night, while the majority if the PPV was lackluster, the FANS ruined what should have been an amazing main event. Dolph Ziggler v Seth Rollins in a 30-minute Iron Man Match for the Intercontinental Title should have been an instant classic. Instead, there was the constant distraction of the fans counting down the final ten seconds of each minute (as they do with the Royal Rumble), and then they booed when the clock was taken down because of this (which in turn made the wrestlers job more difficult for the pacing of the match). While it was a bit funny the first couple times, it got old real fast. It was annoying, distracting, and downright disrespectful to the superstars who were in the ring, putting their bodies on the line to entertain the crowd and people at home. I can’t believe the irony in what I’m about to say but “WWE Universe”, grow the fuck up.