Coming off of a strong performance last week, hope blossomed once more in the hearts of WWE fans everywhere. Could Raw keep putting on strong shows, even without John Cena and several other big stars making regular appearances? Has Roman Reigns’ time finally come, and will the fans go along with it this time? And just what the heck is Bray Wyatt up to? Well, we got answers to all those questions, plus a bunch of other things also happened, this week on Monday Night Raw!
10. Roman Reigns Talks…Just Enough
Admit it, a part of you cringed when Roman Reigns came out to start Raw, and his first act upon entering the ring was to grab a microphone. We’ve grown to tolerate and even accept Reigns despite his shortcomings over the last few months, and frankly, it doesn’t matter how we feel, because he’s probably going to be WWE World Heavyweight Champion in two weeks. But there’s good news, because while Roman did talk for a bit, he didn’t go into a long speech in a clumsy attempt at summarizing the long history of The Shield break-up. He kept his thoughts short, there were no attempts at being witty, he simply stated facts and closed with a promise to kick Seth Rollins’ ass. Then he turned the heavy lifting over to Rollins, who is clearly more comfortable in the promo department (ironically, the chief complaint against Rollins when he entered WWE was that he was bad on the mic, which should give Reigns fans something to hope for). While he can’t stay silent forever, especially as champion, it’s good to see WWE slowly learning that not everyone can cut a twenty-minute opening promo and adjusting accordingly.