It’s time, once again, for an examination of last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw. It’s two weeks until Hell in a Cell and the participants in the main event of that Pay Per View nowhere to be found, but that’s to be expected at this point. However, The Authority are also not in attendance, leaving the show in the hands of the Director of Authority, Kane. With that to set the tone going in, let’s take a look at the show and discuss the things that, good or bad, certainly happened on Raw.
10. Can You Hear Me Now?
If you like listening to Stephanie McMahon berate flight attendants over a bad cell phone connection, well, this was the Raw for year. Nothing says “comic hilarity” quite like Triple H and Kane recreating “Who’s on First” over the participants in that night’s main event, as the audience pretends that WWE can’t afford a good cell phone provider and also doesn’t have their own private jet that they’ve mentioned many times over the years. Although watching Stephanie and Triple discover that there are only two seats left on their flight, one of which is in coach, is an episode of a sitcom that would probably be a least mildly entertaining. It continues to be baffling to see The Authority allowing Kane to have control over Raw, despite the fact that he’s clearly an evil demon from Hell who is trying to get revenge on their hand-picked champion, especially when Kane is scheduled for a match at the next Pay Per View that will cost him his job if he loses, giving him every reason to mess with the show format. But hey, at least the Chicago crowd waited until the last segment of the night to get bored enough to start a “CM Punk” chant. That’s actually progress.