Last night's (April 14, 2014) episode of Monday Night Raw featured some truly awful professional wrestling throughout the three hour program on USA (read more about that here), and while John Cena may have turned in the most cringe-worthy performance, the main event segment almost came up just as lame.
It's a real shame, too, because it was kind of a big deal.
Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton reformed Evolution to set up a match with The Shield, presumably at the Extreme Rules event on May 4 in New Jersey. On paper, this should have been amazing, and the idea was sound. But when "Line in the Sand" started playing in the arena, the fans in attendance in Birmingham, Alabama, reacted with apathy.
The commentary team didn't help, with Jerry Lawler very lightly saying "oh no", as though he had spilled a drink or something. Then there were a couple production snafus, like their theme playing too early and a loud buzzing sound shortly after Triple H dropped his microphone before giving Roman Reigns a Pedigree.
It just didn't go over well.
Still, Evolution vs. The Shield should be fun, no?