Clearly Brock should murder the announce team weekly.
haha, does that mean Bryon Saxton = Ratings? Oh NO!!!
Is Brock gone until Summerslam?
Good grief, that's a million and a half increase. Wasn't expecting that big of a jump. Glad it came with an actual good show.
That's the word on the street. Not sure it's true yet.
Did Michael Cole suffer any anal bleeding?
Every Monday should be the Monday after Wrestlemania.
I can see them retaining a whole lot of viewers who don't hear three bickering idiots on the commentary.
From the little I listened to though the new guys were worse. Or was that just a misinterpretation on my part since I wasn't paying full attn.?
That's quite the bump, but with no Brock and or giant spring debut/angle it'll be back to normal by next week.I mean Extreme Rules is shaping up to be Seth vs Orton and Roman vs Big Show?
I'm cool with a Seth/Orton rematch. Reigns vs Show is the worst though...
Byron seemed pretty nervous, and was kind of bland.
My brother, who is a very casual viewer, actually watched Raw last night, and sent me a single text: that new guy on commentary is pretty bad.
Seth vs Orton is the correct booking but considering they've been feuding for a month already it's not going to blow most of the casual fans socks off is all.
The low rating streak... Is over.
Last night is a perfect example of why the 3-hour Raws are death. Even the hottest TV show cant sustain 3 hours. And that shit was hot after Brock killed Cole.
Brock on ESPN turned everything mainstream. Rollins on Today Show too. They did a masterful promotion job the last week. And the match delivered on top of it.
Once they sent out Lawler I thought he was a bit bland, but fuck it - they were calling the match and not arguing about fucking NONSENSE. It was nice.
The man needs a break. He worked WM and Raw back-to-back!
Bryon sounded like he took a whole bunch of muscle relaxers last night.
People know the day after WM show is going to be the most enjoyable show of the year and the only time the WWE will pander to the fans. Umm maybe they should pander to the fans more often and ratings would go up permanently?
Even if it's not Brock, the announce team being destroyed in creative ways can be a new trope.
I just spoke with the undertaker (not the Undertaker). Michael Cole is still dead. He will be buried over the course of the year.
Yeah I'd normally be unenthusiastic about a Randy Orton main event, but I really liked their Mania match a lot.
It's time to try something new other than Randy Orton for the umpteenth time. I can't be the only one who finds him boring. I'd run with Rollins/Reigns for two months and see what sticks. Stick Orton and big show in a feud if they must use both guys so we can fast forward or take a leak during it
Only after the Heidenreich incident, but that was a while ago.
And maybe Bryan vs Sheamus, which would be a lot of fun.
Aside from the tasteless Diva chants, WWE wishes it had that passionate of an audience every week
Vince should've never let USA talk him into 3 hour RAWs
They kind of have to do Orton/Rollins now, and I'm fine with it as long as Rollins wins semi-cleanly. Keep Roman away from the main event scene for a while, if anything he needs to take an absolute shitkicking from someone (Russev?) and take a few weeks off to blow off his bad heat, or turn him. Let Rollins feud with a face that's actually over, like Ziggler or Bryan or Ambrose.
Damn. If that had been a tight, hot, 2 hour show I'd say they might be on to something. But with that underwhelming 3rd hour I can't see many casual/lapsed fans sticking around. I think they could have something really special (as in ratings/network subs) with this product if it was 2 hours and you doubled Brock's dates. Shame it can't happen.
Forget about ratings, Brock should be F5ing the announce team every week just because. And beating the fuck out of Miz and his couch.
My 42 yr old friend texted me repeatedly last night swearing the Brock segment last night was REAL and "not scripted." I'm reconsidering the whole friendship.
Fuck yo couch!
I think Stephanie's screeching gave me a real brain tumor.
F5 THE COUCH
If they had someone better than Byron Saxton as a replacement, I would be all for the announce team getting taken out every week.
Now why would I just F5 a man's couch, I got more sense than that...So yeah, I remember F5ing his couch.
That was the first time in about 20 years I was actually pleased to see the King on commentary, that is a testament to how bad Byron was.
He was still a million times better than the 3 idiots we usually get.
I don't think the WWE understands how intimidating and off-putting it is to a casual viewer to tune into Raw and hear, from the jump:"THESE GUYS ARE AWFUL MAGGLE HAWHAWHAWHAW JOHN I HEARD EARLIER TODAY THAT JOHN CENA WAS GOING TO ISSUE AN OPEN CHALLENGE FOR THE US TITLE WELL MICHAEL I WISH NIKKI BELLA WOULD ISSUE AN OPEN CHALLENGE FOR THE DIVAS TITLE I'D LOVE TO WRESTLE HER ISN'T SHE TOO OLD FOR YOU KING COME ON NOW HAWHAWHAWHAWHAW SHUCKY DUCKY QUACK QUACK THIS GUY LOOKS LIKE HE CAME FROM THE LORD OF THE RINGS HAWHAWHAWHAW LUNATIC FRINGE BEAST INCARNATE THIS HOUR OF RAW BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOUNTAIN DEW DO THE DEW WE DO THE DEW ON MONDAY NIGHTS AS RAW ROLLS ON"Christ. Shut the fuck up. All of you.
I absolutely loved it.
I like Saxton on Smack down but what I saw of last night was just awful. I haven't finished watching. ...what was the Kayfabe explanation for Lawler coming out?