You know what used to be fantastic in the world of wrestling? The ‘Go Home’ shows before big PPV events. For those unfamiliar, these are the episodes of RAW, Smackdown! and NXT that air in the week of a major show such as Wrestlemania and Summerslam. These were used to help sell PPV views to those still undecided about the big smash shows.
Now that we have the WWE Network, Vince is sure that we all have access to all the shows and now we just get a ‘Get A Month Free’ promo from Michael Cole and little else.
Whereas in the Attitude Era or back in the Hulk days, they would thrill you and hype up the big matches, these days they bring out all the competitors and put them in bullshit matches, like a tag match or a six man, essentially taking away the surprise of seeing Guy A and Guy B in the ring at Summerslam.
Up to the very end, RAW was disappointing. Then they begin to build to Rollins having a partner in his corner on Sunday and…DEAN AMBROSE CAME OUT and as always, I popped like a popcorn maker full of popcorn! He looked a lot bigger than when he was injured and has a new look, new hair and a full beard and I cannot wait to see him on Sunday, okay Vince, you got me, but from the other side, could you not have premiered this new Deano at Summerslam. Just saying…