Despite the May 9th edition of RAW being the best RAW that I have seen in several years, the show still has plenty of glaring issues that make it worthy of a burial.
I don’t think there is a single person who misses The Authority. Now that Shane and Stephanie McMahon are running RAW together, The Authority no longer exists. The problem is, they were in control for such a long period of time that I’m mad that they were quietly disbanded. Considering how long The Authority have been fucking with the WWE Universe and the WWE locker room, I expected a brutal death for the powers that be. Considering that the fate of The Authority has been on the line in several WWE story lines, with the likes of John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and Sting all trying to end them, it stuns me that Roman Reigns essentially ended them in a whimper of a match and Shane took control via respect. At this point, I fully expect Triple H to come back and try to bring back The Authority, leading to yet another power struggle. Hopefully, this ends with Seth Rollins vs. Triple H. But until then, the lack of a true resolution to this almost three-year story line is
Speaking of Shane, the fact that he is allowed to run RAW just because his dad respected his fight against the Undertaker is bullshit. That’s not to say that I’m against Shane, but considering Vince McMahon called Shane a son of a bitch a few months ago and smashed a picture of the two of them in front of an audience of millions, I find it strange that now Shane has that same picture sitting in his office.
The Family vs. The “Club”
How the Usos haven’t become J&J Security for Roman Reigns yet is beyond me. They look as if they don’t belong when standing next to Reigns. You can’t have two dudes dressed as Hawaiian beach bums accompanying a bad-ass in a bulletproof vest. To combat The Family, AJ Styles had to bring in some backup. For the longest time, I thought they were going to bring in some New Japan guys to help out AJ Styles, but to my surprise, they brought in Dash and Dawson to join AJ Style’s branch of Bullet Club. They even gave them Mad Max style dusters. Definitely a step up from their Revival gear in NXT.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass
If I had a dime for every time Enzo Amore almost ended his career in the ring, I’d have…a single dime. Enzo’s theme music gets the same pop that The Shield theme music used to back in the day. When Enzo’s music pops off, the whole crowd does the same. They are cheering and pumped for Enzo Amore…not Big Cass. So when the music hits and only Big Cass walks out, it’s very disheartening. Enzo had/has a concussion, why can’t he come out and talk shit? I know he fell on his face but I don’t think he broke his jaw. Are they afraid of Enzo seizing in the middle of the ring? While I respect WWE for pushing Big Cass, even without Enzo, I pine for the naked mole rat’s return.
The Buried 8
A bunch of assholes got shit-canned, read more to see. You know the drill, they’re Buried!