Welcome to this week’s edition of the WWE Raw Afterthoughts for the episode airing 01/05/15. I’m Drew Koscelek, and I’ll be taking over this feature for the foreseeable future. Bill suffers through Raw enough as it is these days. I guess I should help spread the love.
You know the drill – hits, misses, and all that fun stuff. Let’s get started.
John Cena Pouts
Have you ever seen a top star pout more than John Cena? I mean, he basically pouted for 3 and a half hours. Do you ever remember The Rock, or Steve Austin, or Hulk Hogan ever behaving this way? I sure don’t.
Is it too much to ask for my babyface hero to take a stand and stick with it, and when he’s faced with a dilemma, to face it with pride, rather than acting sheepishly?
And no, that wasn’t a pun on Erick Rowan (copyright Triple H).
Hot Potato With the Intercontinental Championship
So, we have a new Intercontinental Champ. Again. While Wade Barrett is certainly deserving, I question the nature in which the belt is being bounced around lately. It seems like WWE doesn’t even know what their plans are for Ziggler or the title. It’s just better to keep us guessing, right?
The Authority Returns
Why even have them removed from power if you don’t have the discipline to wait more than four weeks? Do I even need to say more? Ok, I will. Why are they shitting all over the product again? This heel authority figure stuff is getting really old, really quick, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that watching Raw on fast-forward is a blessing.
The Ascension insults The Road Warriors and Demolition
Dirty pool, fellas. Dirty pool. I appreciate that they’re getting mic time – it’s necessary. And, I feel they did well with what they had. But the context and words they were instructed to deliver? Terrible.
The only way I would ever recommend anyone puts them in the same sentence as Demolition or The Road Warriors is so we can remind ourselves how they far off they really are.
Mind you, these words are coming from a fan of the team. Seriously, I think they have potential, but I hate how they’re being used.
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper being haphazardly thrown into a meaningless feud with each other is a terrible waste of time and gives us little reason to care about either man. Perhaps if we knew something about them, something worthwhile, it’d be different.
The Authority’s Heavy Hand
It’s bad enough they’re back, but can we take a moment to talk about how they’re hitting us over the head with sledgehammers every time something happens. The “punishment tactics” and the firing of three superstars – which got zero reaction mind you – are just groan-inducing. Noone in the arena, or at home, thinks even for a second that these guys are jobless, so why even try it? Just… don’t.
That’s it for me today, folks. Follow me on Twitter @PsionStorm for more of my randomness, in 140 characters or less.