The last two weeks of Monday Night Raw have seen a new monster take over. That monster is corporate in nature.
Ever since Daniel Bryan got screwed over at Summerslam, the McMahon’s and Triple H have been ruling the WWE with an iron fist. They have the entire roster under their thumb, a true reign of terror. No one can speak out, no one can express their opinion. Any superstar or diva who speaks their mind is ceremoniously punished. The message they are sending is that if you don’t share their vision of what is best for WWE, then you suffer the consequences that they see fit. Cody Rhodes learned that lesson the hard way when he lost his job this past Monday just for losing to Randy Orton. All he said was that Randy shouldn’t be scared to face Bryan and POOF! Cody was out that door faster than you can say ‘moustache’.
Having an opinion will make you become an example for the others, we saw it happen with several superstars over the last two weeks. The entire roster is forced to watch so that they know what fate awaits them. The one individual that we saw struggle the most with it is the Big Show. I feel so bad for him. He has an iron clad contract but if he does not perform his duties, Stephanie McMahon said that he will be found in breach. He had all of his personal issues put out into the public. He also had to be in a match with someone he considers a friend, Daniel Bryan. The gentle giant was forced to publicly beat down Bryan, he was stuck in a terrible situation with an even more terrible action to commit. You can actually see the pain on his face throughout the entire final segment from Raw this past Monday. With this new regime, you do what they tell you, when they tell you.
With John Cena out for approximately four to six months, there is a void that needs to be filled by the others on the roster. They are more than capable but this is their time to shine and we are being treated to some really entertaining stuff. My personal favourite is Fandango and the Miz. I don’t really care very much for the Miz. I don’t think he is a good wrestler. I don’t find him entertaining in the least, I actually find him very boring. He hasn’t had anything decent to do for months and people cheer for him when he has a match because they are so shocked he is actually doing something. Boring isn’t even the proper word to describe him, I don’t even know what the right word would be. Fandango on the other hand, I just love him SO much.
It’s not just them, the entire roster is really stepping up to fill any voids. The real stars are the divas. I know that I crap all over them but they are consistently improving. Their matches are entertaining. Their backstage interactions are engaging and they are starting to bring their division to where it needs to be.
Another Raw is ahead of us, full of all new surprises and entertaining moments. What does this new phase of leadership mean for the WWE and it’s fans? Damn fine television, that’s what!
The television that is being put out now is some of the best that has been on in years. I truly applaud the superstars and divas of the WWE, as well as everyone else who works behind the scenes. Thank you.