Clearly the WWE forgot that tonight’s Monday Night Raw was supposed to be the “go home” show before the PPV. To be honest, before they said the words “This Sunday,” I forgot that it was too. That being said, last time I checked, the Raw before a PPV was supposed to be used to help sell the PPV the following Sunday. Given, this is Over The Limit we’re talking about here and generally, that PPV has always tended to suck. Last year’s PPV ranking as having one of the worst PPV buys of any WWE PPV. Also another given is that the only match that really any self-respecting wrestling fan would give a damn about is CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan and yet we see little to nothing mentioned of that tonight. To be honest, the only things that stood out tonight were the Triple H/Paul Heyman confrontation, Big Show bawling his eyes out after John Laryngitis fired him and John Cena telling John Laryngitis that there will be no special referee, no outside interference and anyone that shows up at ringside is fired, and that it would just be a normal match where if John Laryngitis loses, he will be fired.
Believe me, nothing would give me great pleasure than to see John Lack of Personality get the pink slip from WWE TV. Well, maybe Vickie Guerrero gone and Michael Cole losing his voice permanently would bring that forth, but other than that, nothing would be better. A lot of people don’t get why I don’t like John Laryngitis, and my reason is a simple one. My reason is the fact that his character is a one note character. There’s no variation and no room for expansion with his character. The sad truth is that the character he does is at its peek already and that’s not a good thing because that just further proves that it’s not gonna work in the long term. Top that off with this match, having John Cena put this guy over is not going to help John Cena in the least. Especially considering you’re putting him against a guy who couldn’t wrestle worth a damn when he was an active wrestler.
A lot of people are going as far as to say Big Show is going to interfere and screw Cena out of the match, and do a heel turn. That’s not gonna help Big Show at all because whether he’s a face or a heel, very few people care what he does. The ratings haven’t been that great for Raw the last couple years and I’m pretty sure that having an authority figure that nobody likes to see or hear isn’t helping the ratings. There’s a difference between Vince McMahon and John Laryngitis and that difference is that people hated Vince simply for the fact that he was a dick. He represented everything that you envisioned in the corrupt boss. John Laryngitis is simply a raspy voiced half-assed attempt at trying to be Vince, something that he’s never going to be, simply for the fact that people are always going to see him as nothing but a suit, flunky, and/or Vince McMahon’s bitch.
Back to the subject in the title, even if the WWE knows that this PPV is going to suck, so what? That’s no excuse because the WWE should be always wanting to try and sell their product and if they get lazy with that, than it’s no wonder that UFC & MMA are always kicking their asses with the PPV buys, and maybe they deserve just that for their laziness. It comes down to one of the simple analogies I said when I first started this and that is that if the WWE doesn’t give a damn about their own product, then why the hell should the rest of us? If they don’t care how bad the PPV looks, why should I waste my own hard earned money for it? I’ve got no desire to order the PPV, but if I want to know what it would feel like to order Over The Limit, I’m pretty sure all I’d need to do is flush $45 down the toilet and I’m pretty sure that it would be less painful than the PPV itself and watching one good match and one match featuring John Cena against a washed-up, never was anything in his whole damn life, hack like Johnny Ace.
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