Somehow, amidst the shocking news of Brock Lesnar deciding that he’s so awesome, he can compete in high-level MMA in his spare time between WWE Pay Per Views, WWE managed to air an episode of RAW. And honestly, we almost couldn’t blame them for deciding that trying to follow the Lesnar news was an impossible task and just throwing out a half-assed effort. Actually, given that the ridiculously uneventful Raw on Memorial Day that somehow managed to draw better ratings than expected, maybe that’s their whole plan going forward. But we hope not.
10. So, Did Teddy Long Just Not Read The Script?
The entire promo to open the show was more than a little awkward (and not just because of a crowd which would become increasingly unresponsive over the show), mostly because everyone was perched on top of ladders and splitting their concentration between cutting promos and staying balanced. However, as good as it was to see Teddy Long interrupt in an attempt to set up his traditional tag team match, playa (and Stephanie brought up a good point, asking how and why was Teddy even there), it really seemed like either Teddy’s mind forgot to follow him out for backstage, or he was deliberately trying to cut the most awkward train of thought promo in the history of pro wrestling. We put our best people on translating what Long said, and the best we could come up with was “Longest episodic TV episode show tag team 3-way fatal four-way and no disqualifications, playa!” We wish we were kidding about that statement, and at least part of us thinks that Stephanie wasn’t originally supposed to come out to over-rule Teddy quite so quickly, but rushed out to save the segment from dying a very confusing death.