I watched my first full episode of RAW (the most recent one) in probably more than a decade, last night.
What. The. Fuck?
I know in-ring promos and backstage stuff is nothing new, but I reckon we would have been lucky to get 3/4 of an hour of actual wrestling in a 2 1/4 hour show. Half of what was left was some shrill harpy screeching "EXCUSE ME!!! EXCUSE ME!!" over and over again at the top of her lungs. I mean, it's great that they're looking after her and have found work for her after her husband passed away while in the employ of the company, but does it have to be where we have to look at/listen to her? Still, at lest we don't have to put up with various members of the McMahon family taking up 2/3 of the total screen time in any given show, so swings and roundabouts I guess.
It was nice to see so much of CM Punk on this week's show. I like the guy, although his latest heel turn isn't really working for me. He went over much better when he was attacking the company rather than the audience, but I guess the fragile egos backstage couldn't handle that. One question, though - does he do any actual wrestling?
I enjoyed Cena's promo. Is he always like that? That was some crazy stuff.