Before I get into this article, I have to take a shot at a certain pompous ass. No, not the guy I trashed in my last article. I think it’s safe to say I slice/diced him into so many pieces, there’s no challenge to it. But to this one really obnoxious, pompous asshole who I used to respect at one point, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for reminding me why I do what I do and for reminding me of why not writing for the same website you work for is probably the best thing that ever happened to me and most of all, for reminding me of why there is only ONE writer on your site that I truly admire and respect. Fortunately for me, that one writer is not you and I’m damn proud of doing what I do.
Onto Raw tonight, I was curious to see exactly what was gonna happen. Punk as far as we know and for all intensive purposes is gone and John Cena was making it sound pretty clear that his ass was gonna get fired. So, first we have a tournament and the whole show was dedicated to nothing but that tournament. I’ve got no objections to it as I thought it was a good idea and it was something that could be a ratings grabber if done right. Then came the end where we were supposed to see the finals and a new champion crowned, but that didn’t happen.
Vinny Mac comes out to postpone the match to next week. The crowd was clearly not loving that at all and this simply reeked of a screwjob you could only see on Monday Nitro where the fans are left feeling completely ripped off. John Cena is brought out and gives his speech, which by the way you can say what you want about John Cena, but he knows how to deliver on the microphone. And then, just as Vince is gearing up to drop the axe on John Cena, the unthinkable and something that NOBODY could’ve seen coming happens.
Triple H comes out, decked out like he was dressed for business, and has a little bit of an announcement. He confesses that the Board of Directors has filed an injunction against Vince, thus relieving him of his duties and have named Triple H as new top dog running the show. The crowd was going ballistic and breaking out with “Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye” towards Vince. But right as that segment ended with Triple H going up the ramp, that was soon turned into the crowd applauding and chanting the words “Thank You, Vince.” One segment has seemingly changed the landscape and left a lot of questions.
The first one being whether or not this is Vince’s farewell and that he’s stepping down and letting his Son-In-Law take control of the WWE. If that’s the case, than the way crowd reacted for Vince himself, you couldn’t have asked for a better farewell than that. In spite of all the bad moves he’s made and ripped into the fans and screwed guys over, the fact that he can leave with applause and the crowd chanting the words “Thank you,” he finally accomplished something that was the one goal that Vince may have had the most difficulty in achieving: Earning the respect of the fans.
Now that Triple H is seemingly the new big dog running the yard, what does this mean for the WWE? Is this sign of things changing in the WWE? Will the product begin to improve with somebody new at the wheel? Will the WWE fans finally begin to get something new that they’ve been aching for over the course of ten or so years? Maybe it’s just too early to tell, but so far, it’s safe to say that the WWE is off to a good start after a PPV like “Money in the Bank” and having so much hype surrounding it. The main event ended with a new champion crowned and people wanting to see what happens next. And now we’ve seen Raw end with a shocker that nobody could’ve predicted and I can guarantee that people will still be talking about it the next day.
But in the meantime, as far as first impressions go, here’s to a new dawn and possibly an overdue one for the WWE.