The new year has dawned and with it, WWE decided to show that they actually can still surprise us. With a series of deft booking decisions (and a timely rumor), WWE shook things up dramatically and left fans everywhere intrigued about what the future might hold for WWE. How did they manage this miracle, coming off a string of mediocre and/or disappointing shows? Read on and find out exactly what WWE did on Raw that could have completely changed the game going forward.
10. Two Crazy Guys Try To Kill Each Other
Okay, that’s actually not that new, especially considering who we’re talking about, but when Kevin Owens is in killer mode, you need to find a guy crazy enough to try and take him out head-on. Fortunately, WWE has Dean Ambrose, who is known for throwing his body into the fray willy-nilly and is unlikely to be intimidated by Owens turning lesser wrestlers into a fine paste, as he did with Neville last night (and last week). The two have an interesting dynamic, with Owens as the cold, brutal killer and Ambrose as the slightly insane and determined hero who just keeps going. Then, in a spot that usually signifies the end of an episode of Raw, Ambrose drove Owens through the announce table during the aftermath of the first match of a three-hour show! Talk about setting the pace early. We’re just disappointed that it’s too late to make jokes about how Owens and Neville had the best WWE match of 2016 at that point. Actually, it probably still is, but it’s less funny than it would have been in the moment.