Doudrop on Raw: Subtle, Effective, and Fun

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When Monday Night Raw began advertising the return of Eva Marie, reaction was mixed. Shortly after the release of several more athletically credible female talents, bringing Eva back seemed like a tone deaf move on the part of World Wrestling Entertainment. When her June 15 debut came, Eva Marie had unadvertised accompaniment: wrestler Kimberly Benson, […] READ MORE





#AndNEW: Ryo Mizunami Wins Beyond The Sea Championship

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During SEAdLINNG’s show at Korakuen Hall to celebrate Nanae Takahashi’s 25th Anniversary, a new Beyond The Sea champion was crowned in the semi-main event. Ryo Mizunami returned from her excursion to AEW and immediately challenged ASUKA to a title match after defeating Takahashi to earn the opportunity.  After a tough battle in an incredible match, […] READ MORE


A Case of Missed Opportunities: Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair

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On July 5’s Monday Night Raw, the rivalry between current Raw women’s champion Rhea Ripley and former champion Charlotte Flair reached something of a critical mass of incredulity. The dishonesty and sniping between the two has defined not only their rivalry, but Ripley’s time so far on the Raw roster. When Charlotte came out on […] READ MORE



Monday Night Raw Continues To Be Difficult Viewing

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Monday Night Raw desperately needs to start building stars. For too long now – and this has been a problem since before the pandemic – the show has been a stagnant, stale three hours of increasingly difficult, often unbearable viewing. Through no fault of its superstars, of which there are many, the show continues to […] READ MORE


Best WWE Events of the Pandemic Era

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After almost 18 months of holding shows with no live audience, WWE is finally returning to the road – bringing to end the “Pandemic Era” of piped-in crowd noises, questionable creative writing, and a ton of “can they co-exist?” feuds. Although most of WWE’s product from the Pandemic Era ranges from forgettable to downright bad, […] READ MORE