After two Pay Per Views inside of three weeks, WWE found themselves needed to wipe the slate and start some new feuds headed into Money in the Bank, which is traditionally one of their most anticipated PPVs. As a result, Raw was almost entirely given over to qualifying matches for spots in the Money in the Bank match, leading to some hotly contested bouts that served to carry the balance of the show. Oh yeah, and that Seth Rollins guy made his return to Raw, and he had more than a few things to say about that.
10. Or We Could Do That
So, Seth Rollins enters Monday Night Raw basking the cheers of everyone who now sees him as the next great hope against the inexorable tide of Roman Reigns, and proceeds to instantly cut a heel promo. Now, it was an awesome heel promo, and Seth Rollins can play one of the best heels in the business as long as the booking doesn’t undercut him to the level it did during his WWE World Heavyweight Title reign. However, this continues to affirm the “Reigns or bust” train that we’re stuck on out of, apparently, pure doggone stubbornness, and thus we have a heel who the audience wants to cheer, against a babyface that the fans want to boo. If this were anyone else not named John Cena (who at least justifies it by moving merchandise and driving WWE’s PR machine), we’d have already seen the double turn by now, but instead, we’re clearly going to continue to pretend that the sheer presence of a reaction is justification for claiming that the Reigns project is proceeding as planned. Buckle up folks, much like that alleged ancient Chinese curse, it’s going to be an interesting time.