This week’s edition of Monday Night Raw wasn’t as jam-packed full of debuts, special guests, and surprise returns as last week, and frankly, it would be hard-pressed to keep up that sort of pace on a weekly basis. However, in the process of setting up the card for the upcoming Night of Champions Pay Per View, it seems like more than anything else, Raw left viewers with a lot of pressing questions. And not the usual “Do you really think that Sting can beat Seth Rollins” sort of questions. Strange questions. Deep questions. Even somewhat disturbing questions. But since WWE probably won’t take the time to answer them, we’ll have to do it ourselves.
8. Does Sting Really Respect Triple H That Much?
Seriously, though, Sting’s speech last night about how much he respected Triple H was just a little over-the-top, don’t you think? There’s an old joke in wrestling that isn’t really a joke, about the old days when Dusty Rhodes was booking shows while he was still an active wrestler, and every wrestler he was feuding with made sure to mention how much they respected Dusty as a part of all their promos. Well, Triple H must have learned from the master, because that opening promo by Sting on Monday felt like less like an explanation for why he was back to take on Seth Rollins, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and more of a list of the thousands of ways that Triple H is incredibly awesome and is simultaneously the past, present, and future of professional wrestling. And let’s not forget, despite their handshake at WrestleMania, Triple H was literally being a huge jerk about Sting mere minutes later during his in-ring promo with The Rock and Ronda Rousey. Not to mention that Sting’s stated goal when he returned was to stop the tyrannical reign of The Authority before it took down WWE like similar figures did to WCW, and even though nothing about The Authority has changed, he now seems fine with their presence, and they even gave him a free title shot!