Maybe the start of football season is messing with WWE. Maybe it was the blood moon, or the discovery of water on Mars, or just the changing of the seasons. Whatever the case, last night on Raw things all just felt a little bit off-kilter. With WWE hyping this weekend’s MSG house show that will air on WWE Network and the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View coming up in just three weeks, there were a lot of storytelling opportunities on Raw, and instead, they dedicated a large portion of the evening to determining whether or not Kane was able to perform his duties as Director of Operations, or if he was a crazy person trying to kill Seth Rollins. The answer probably shouldn’t surprise anyone, but WWE must have believed that it would. That was just one of many odd things to take place last night in Buffalo, and we’ve amassed them all into an easy-to-read summary for your enjoyment.
10. John Cena Hates Fun
Losing his United States title for a month seems to have changed John Cena, and not in a good way. Once, he would have stood there and cracked jokes about Xavier Woods playing the trombone, and made fun of Big E’s dancing, and the crowd (well, parts of it) would have ate it up with a spoon. Now, all we get is a stony grimace and the threatening words “There’s a time for fun, and a time to be serious”. You’re right, John, there’s a time for fun, and that time is whenever the New Day is on television. It’s okay, John, I know there are three of them and only one of you, but come on, you’re not losing the US Title to Xavier Woods. Have a little fun with it! Even Triple H couldn’t help but dance along with the New Day last week. Are you less fun than Triple H, the man who invented the intense glare? It’s a good thing Heath Slater didn’t finally make good on his attempt to challenge you for the title, you might have ripped his head clean off!