WWE RAW 3.18.19: The Three Key Stories w/Justin C

1. A Miscarriage Of Justice 

Everyone assumed, myself included, that Kurt Angle would pick John Cena as his opponent for Wrestlemania. Well we all know what happens when you assume. And the WWE proved that point tonight. They had Kurt Angle announce that his opponent for Wrestlemania would be Baron Corbin. Yes, Kurt Angle’s final opponent in the WWE will be Baron Corbin. That is a slap in the face to Angle, the fans, and anyone associated with pro wrestling. The crowd chanted for Cena and was completely deflated when Angle announced Corbin as his opponent. You could hear the air being sucked out of the arena. I doubt the WWE corrects it but this turned into a giant letdown for Wrestlemania.

2. Give the WWE Credit: Bringing Her Husband On Screen Makes Me Hate Ronda Rousey More

There was extra security tonight after Ronda’s actions last week. So after she beat Dana Brooke in under a minute, the security came down and Ronda took them out. Then her husband, UFC Fighter Travis Browne, laid out a security crowd and took her away. Hey, if the WWE wants me to hate Rousey even more, adding Travis Browne will help. Browne is a scumbag and an even worse UFC fighter. Go watch him get knocked out in his last few fights. I don’t think he does anything physical at Wrestlemania but just his presence makes me hate seeing Rousey on TV. We will see if he gets involved in the next couple weeks.

3. Setting Up Two Programs

I thought the one thing the WWE did really well tonight was setting up the Drew McIntyre/Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins/Brock Lesnar matches. Rollins was extremely over with the live crowd and even him taking a loss in the final match due to Lesnar distraction was fine. The crowd wanted to see Rollins get his hands on Lesnar which is a good thing. Meanwhile, McIntyre cut a really good promo and the WWE is trying to continue the rehab of his character. And they hyped up big at the end of the show that Drew beat Rollins tonight and Ambrose last week, as well as taking out Reigns. McIntyre finally looks like he is being set up for big things post Wrestlemania.

Other Notes

-I don’t care if it was Chicago, imagine starting a CM Punk chant in 2019.

-Every time I now look at No Way Jose I see Ezekiel from Walking Dead with green hair.

-Natalya on a live mic is almost as bad as Nia Jax.

-Why did someone think the best way to showcase Ricochet would be in a rest hold snooze fest against Jinder Mahal?

-Braun Strowman is in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Remember when he was the most over act in the WWE?

Until Next Time,

Justin C

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