I’m back again. Dean Ambrose is made strong again. And Wade Barrett is made strong again. But still Daniel Bryan will get the IC title at WrestleMania. And still WWE tries in quite desperate and ridiculous ways to make Roman Reigns popular. All of this you can read in my latest edition of RAW.
Why I didn’t feel the need to write about last week’s WWE action
What shall I say? I just overcame my angry, still caring phase and entered my cynical phase last week. I officially don’t care anymore about what’s going on in WWE. I will still watch Dean Ambrose, of course. Because I know what this man can do if he is actually booked properly, isn’t given stupid nicknames, and isn’t just used to make other people look strong. But I’ve lost hope that Dean Ambrose can actually be some kind of an important character in WWE. For the guys with power he’s just someone who makes them money with merchandize and, later on this year, his movie “Lockdown”. He will always be the guy who puts their golden boys over, i.e. having good matches but losing in the end because of his “temper”. I even doubt that Dean Ambrose will have at least one win at a Pay-Per-View this year. Somehow I fear that this could be his life-long gimmick: never to be able to control his temper in the really important matches. What a waste of a talent!
Another reason why I haven’t written about WWE shows last week was because Dean Ambrose wasn’t hardly seen and when then just to blast out Vince McMahon’s strange humour. It’s RAWs like last week that I just can’t wait for NXT two days later.
Finally JBL got what he deserves for a long time
Now that all participants of the IC ladder match at WrestleMania were officially announced the play with matches continued. This time it was a tag team match between the babyfaces and the heels, i.e. Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler & Daniel Bryan against Stardust, Luke Harper & Wade Barrett. And R-Truth was on commentary again. He also carried the IC belt with him but had it hung from his neck, so the other six guys weren’t aware of that fact during the match. For some ridiculous reason we had two commercial breaks during this match. Yes, it was longer than ten minutes but I would prefer to have commercial breaks during boring 20-minute-promos. But what do I know? At least Dean Ambrose wasn’t the one who was beaten up for the main part of the match. He actually got the win for his team. But this already happened for so many times recently that I still think that it’s just done for compensation that he won’t win at WrestleMania. At least Wade Barrett sold the Dirty Deeds beautifully (as you can see in the Gif) – so that was a treat.
And that was an extra-special treat: Dean Ambrose – of course accidentally – hit JBL right into his face with his boot when thrown over the commentary table by Luke Harper during the brawl after the tag team match. I haven’t seen anything else from RAW but seriously, there certainly wasn’t anything better than this – maybe – botched scene. The belt hunt then continued and somehow finished with the IC belt in the hands of its rightful owner Wade Barrett.
Dean Ambrose single-handedly makes the IC title important again with just one promo
Dean Ambrose already had two great promos after his lost match against Wade Barrett at FastLane – both of them kept out of the actual show and banned to the post-show or the app. Now this third promo – of course – was also shoved to the post show. And within just two minutes Dean Ambrose not only summarized this feud up to this point, he also brought some meaning back to the belt and some sense into the happenings so far. I have read somewhere that the participation of Daniel Bryan would have added some “star power” to this feud. But what exactly did Daniel Bryan add to it than the stupid Yessing? I only feel being slightly interested in all this after Dean Ambrose cut a promo like this. Daniel Bryan added nothing else than just the certainty that he will win the belt. How exiting! What a star power! And I simply can’t wait for the all exciting promos by Daniel Bryan after he actually got the belt.
And there is just another joke about WrestleMania 31. Kind of a preview / trailer kind of thing what to expect at this so-called “biggest sports entertainment event of the year”. Well, actually you can take a random NXT show and you’ll certainly have better entertainment and definitely better wrestling than there will be at WrestleMania this year. But anyway. In another joke there is a so-called leaked script of the main event at WrestleMania and this is something Vince McMahon would definitely do. I hope he doesn’t see it because I seriously think he could steal this idea and make it happen.
So, why all these jokes? Not because we’re just willing to make fun of this show. But because we still care. Making fun of something that should be the greatest event of the year but certainly won’t be because the head of the company just doesn’t care what the audience wants, he just doesn’t care about wrestling because he thinks he can be the head of the leading company of entertainment. That’s actually why his new golden boy isn’t really good at wrestling. He also isn’t very entertaining. But with these new blue contact lenses he somehow is supposed to be good looking. Uh… no… he just looks creepy. But do tell this Vince McMahon and he’ll tell you that you don’t know how this business works.
Anyway, we laugh about WrestleMania because we just don’t want to get hurt even more. There was a line and we already crossed it. I already said that I don’t care anymore. I entered my cynical phase last week. So, make Roman Reigns the champ; let Seth Rollins speak for half an hour; give Daniel Bryan the IC title – I just don’t care. And I won’t watch. I will laugh about all that rubbish that goes on in WWE and I will enjoy NXT – and hopefully Vince McMahon never sets foot into this show.