That’s right, we paraphrased a Robbie Burns poem to talk about pro wrestling, because we are hella educated up in here. But more importantly, this week’s Raw actually was all about plans: good plans, bad plans, plans within plans, and of course, the grand plan that is WrestleMania. We are just under three weeks away from the biggest show of the year, and it’s starting to feel like the combination of injuries, poor creative decisions, and just plain panic are starting to snowball together and ensure that almost no plan, no matter how well constructed, is safe.
10. When A Bad Plan Comes Together
We just wanted to write down what appears to be the League of Nations’ plan so that we can see if it even looks good on paper. All right, so, they get mocked by The New Day for weeks, lose consecutive title matches at Roadblock and on Raw, beat up The New Day, and demand a 4-on-3 match at WrestleMania in which the tag team titles are presumably not on the line. No, that plan sounds even dumber on paper than it appeared to be in reality. Title matches are supposed to be the end goal of a feud, not the starting point, from which you build to a non-title affair! At this point, the entire concept of the League of Nations feels like a ridiculous in-joke from the one history major in WWE Creative who suggested the name because he knew exactly how useless the real-life League was. And much like the original League, this one has already failed to prevent Roman Reigns’ rise to power, and will probably be disbanded after WrestleMania (mostly because Wade Barrett is likely quitting when his contract expires), having accomplished nothing of real value.