WWE is in the business of putting smiles on people’s faces, or at least that’s what the voices of the company will tell you. Maybe that’s true. What they don’t seem to be in the business of is making any damn sense with their television programming.
This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw gave us multiple examples of this:
- The Revival, now being called “tag team specialists,” immediately lost to two wrestlers who aren’t an actual tag team.
- Sasha Banks and Bayley both lost in the Royal Rumble, won by Asuka, then lost singles matches to Asuka on Raw, and both are getting a title shot in the women’s Elimination Chamber match before Asuka gets the title shot she earned by winning the Rumble.
- Speaking of Sasha, no one in WWE knows how to watch television:
for fuck's sake pic.twitter.com/0k5Hc3Q7Xg— MaffewBotchamaniaGuy (@Maffewgregg) February 6, 2018
- When Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss confronted General Manager Kurt Angle about the issue with booking her to defend her title in the Elimination Chamber while talking about how it’s great for the women’s evolution when Raw Men’s Champion Brock Lesnar doesn’t have to do the same, he responded with this face:
- Angle’s verbal response was to say “the last time you defended your title was in October of last year” to which Bliss rightly pointed out that she doesn’t make the matches, he does. His reaction to that:
- Then, to top it all off, they manipulated their way into getting the crowd to cheer for the match being made, despite the fact that everything Alexa said was right on the money. Equality indeed!
- A triple threat match was booked whereby the winner would earn the right to enter the men’s Elimination Chamber last, even though they had only filled out three of the six spots in the match to that point.
- Four of the five Elimination Chamber qualifying match losers aren’t really losers because they’re getting another chance to qualify next week anyway.
- An injured Jason Jordan was told he couldn’t wrestle alongside Seth Rollins in a tag team title match so Roman Reigns, who is not a tag team wrestler and had already qualified for the men’s Elimination Chamber match, took his place by simply walking up and standing next to Rollins.
Once again: Monday Night Raw makes no damn sense.